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Cambridge 44th beer festival opens on Monday

By Gemma Gardner

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The 44th Cambridge Beer Festival, the longest running CAMRA beer event and currently one of the largest of its type in the UK, will be held on Jesus Green in the city from Monday to Saturday (May 22-27).

The festival features a wide range of beers of all styles from the UK and around the world, as well as cider, perry, mead and wine.

The Cambridge Beer Festival is organised and run by unpaid volunteers who get cheap beer and free food.

The festival is also famous for its CAMRA cheese counter, where a wide range of fine cheeses, together with locally produced bread, pork pies, ham and other savoury items are available.

The festival also has a foreign beers counter where you can try drinks from the other side of the Atlantic.

Entry is free between 12-3pm (Tuesday to Friday) with a £3 entry fee on Saturday (all day).

The festival is closed between Monday and Friday between 3-5pm.

Between 5-10pm Monday to Wednesday the entry price is £4 but £5 for Thursday and Friday. The last admission is half-an-hour before closing time.

The charity this year is Blue Smile which provides long term counselling and mentoring in schools for children aged three-13.


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