Fans of Eastbourne Beer Festival can relax. The festival is still going ahead despite its regular home, the Winter Garden, being closed for renovation. Instead of taking a year off, the festival will go on tour. The two-month Eastbourne Beer Festival on Tour features 32 pubs in Eastbourne, Pevensey, Polegate, Seaford and the South Downs, each selected with the help of CAMRA and local publican Shoes Simes, for their array of real ales, traditional ciders and proximity to public transport. Those taking part can pick up a passport to stamp in The Lamb Inn, The Eagle or The Stage Door (£1, or free at the opening night at The Lamb Inn on 26 September 2018); a free festival t-shirt and the chance to enter a competition to win an exclusive brewery tour at festival sponsor Harvey’s in Lewes are up for grabs at the end of the tour. The October Beer Festival will return to the Winter Garden next year (10 – 12 October 2019).