Type:Beer Festival

Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS

Tel: 01273483448

Brewhaven poster


Newhaven Festival and Visit Lewes are pleased to announce the return of Brewhaven Sussex craft beer festival, in the atmospheric surroundings of Newhaven Fort. This time it's bigger and better than ever, with three sessions: Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon.

To celebrate the fantastic and diverse craft beers made in our special part of the South East, we’ve invited 15 of the best to showcase their products and sell direct to the public . There’ll also be some great local food producers serving delicious treats to help soak it up, and a wine and Sussex spirits bar for the non-beer drinkers. 

The two daytime sessions, from 1 – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, will be laid back, family friendly events with the Fort’s playground open and free craft activities to keep younger visitors entertained. The café will be serving soft drinks, ice cream, snacks and sandwiches, while our brewers present their wares under the cover of an amazing WWII Romney Hut.

At the over 18s only Saturday night 6 – 10pm session, we’ll crank up the festival atmosphere with even more fabulous craft beer, great food, music and DJs.

Tickets can be booked by clicking 'Book Now' at the top of this page, or in person from Dees Newsagent, Newhaven, or Lewes and Seaford Tourist Information Centres. 0 - 3 year olds will be admitted for free during the afternoon, but must have a ticket booked as numbers are strictly limited. Children participating in craft activities must have an adult with them throughout. 

The Fort is accessible for wheelchair users and motorised buggies and there are accessible toilets on site.

Dogs are welcome in the outdoor space; assistance dogs only in the brewers area.

With thanks to our partners, Newhaven Town Council, LYT Productions, Newhaven Fort and Seahaven FM

Listen to Seahaven FM or keep an eye on this page and our social media for updates.


Getting there:

Please travel by public transport if possible. There is limited parking at the Fort.

RDH Buses will be running a FREE shuttle bus between Newhaven Town Station and Newhaven Fort every 20 minutes throughout the days and evening. 

Brighton & Hove Bus Company run regular 12, 12A & 12X buses between Brighton and Eastbourne, stopping at Newhaven, and Compass Travel's 123 bus runs between Lewes and Newhaven during the daytime. Newhaven Town Station can be easily reached by train from Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne and Seaford. 

Refunds: Please note, refunds will only be given if the event of apositive Covid-19 test 48 hours or less prior to the event.

Our brewers:

360° Brewing Co. 

3am Brewery



Big Nose + Beardy Cider


Burning Sky 



Hand Brew Co 

Loud Shirt Brewery

Only With Love

Silver Rocket

South Downs Cider

Three Acre 

Long Man 




Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.50 per adult
Age 0 - 3Free
Age 4 - 18£5.00 per child

Booking fees apply to online or Tourist Information Centre purchases

Tickets are not refundable, except in the event of a positive Covid test within 48 hours of the start of the event

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