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South West’s Biggest Beer Festival Starts Tomorrow: Featuring 300 Cask Ales, Craft Beers, Lagers & Ciders

One of the UK’s leading beer festivals, and the biggest in the South West, will open it’s doors to the public tomorrow evening in Newton Abbot.

MaltingsFest, now in its 29th year, is the South West’s longest-running real ale festival but has recently expanded it’s offering to include a superb range of craft keg beers and lagers from independent brewers in the South West, as well as some of the best locally made ciders and spirits.

The event is organised by the Society of Independent Brewers and features an awards judging of the South West’s very best independent craft beers in cask and keg – all of which will be available to festival goers once the doors open from 5pm tomorrow (Thursday 20th). Paul Arrowsmith is SIBA South West Director and part of the team that organise the huge beer festival:

“Beer-wise we should have something for everyone’s palate, with 300 brews available ranging from traditional bitters to stouts, lagers, amber beers, strong beers and New World IPAs with every style of beer in-between.”

The event takes place opposite the historic Tucker’s Maltings in Newton Abbot and is going from strength to strength – with a modern beer offering featuring delicious cask beers, lagers, hoppy IPAs and international style keg beers, all brewed by the South West’s best independent craft breweries. There is even a dedicated bar serving artisan gins, rums and other locally produced spirits – meaning the festival really does have something for everyone.

MaltingFest is open to the public from 5pm to 11pm on Thursday (20th April), between 11am and 11pm friday (21st April) and 11am to 10pm on Saturday (22nd April).

Tickets are available on the door from £5, with more info available via