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West Suffolk heritage centre to unveil new ale for festival

PUBLISHED: 09:09 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:09 19 September 2018

Guildhall manager Suzanne Stevenson with Robert Lamb, chairman of the Bury St Edmunds HeritageTrust Guildhall Project Picture: GOODERHAM PR

Guildhall manager Suzanne Stevenson with Robert Lamb, chairman of the Bury St Edmunds HeritageTrust Guildhall Project Picture: GOODERHAM PR


A newly-opened tourist destination and heritage centre in west Suffolk will unveil its own beer at a late summer festival.

People will be able to sample 20 real ales and six ciders alongside a selection of pies and pastries at the Late Summer Beer and Pie Festival at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall.

The event, which is open to over 18s only, runs from 5pm-10pm on Friday, September 21, and from 11am-4pm and 5pm-10pm on Saturday, September 22.

Beer-lovers will be able to try the new Guildhall Ale – which has been developed by Ingham-based Brewshed Brewery specially for the festival.

Suzanne Stevenson, manager at the Guildhall, said: “This is going to be a great event for lovers of real ale and cider and fans of delicious food, all served in our historic Guildhall.”

Bury St Edmunds Guildhall opened in July after an extensive restoration programme and is home to the world’s only surviving World War Two Control Centre.

It also houses a Medieval Hall, Victorian courtroom and Tudor kitchen.

Tickets, costing £3, are available from the Apex box office on 01284 758000 or via


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