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Beer-lovers rejoice as fine dining experience kicks off the start of the Great British Beer Festival Winter

Press Release

10th January 2018

Beer-lovers rejoice as fine dining experience kicks off the start of the Great British Beer Festival Winter

A ‘beer and fine dining’ experience will take place at the 4-Star Maids Head Hotel on Sunday  18th February, as part of the Great British Beer Festival Winter celebratory fringe events.

Local businesses and breweries will come together to showcase the very best local brews and cuisine as CAMRA gears up to launch the very first Great British Beer Festival Winter, taking place at The Halls in Norwich from 20-24 February 2018.

Award-winning Head Chef ‘Magic’ Marcin Pomierny has worked closely with Beer Sommelier Cheryl Cade to create each pairing for the event. Cheryl will be on hand throughout the dinner to explain each matching and provide more details on how to explore this adventure in taste.

The experience is just one of a number of fringe events taking place alongside the festival to  celebrate the fantastic local beer and pub culture in Norfolk.

Cheryl Cade, who also runs the World Beer Bar at the Great British Beer Festival Winter says: “Beer is the perfect pairing to fine dining. Anyone who attends the event will learn about styles to pair with which dishes, while enjoying the best brews and food in Norwich. If the experience doesn’t manage to quench your thirst, you can follow it with a visit to the festival for more great beers brewed locally and abroad.”

The ‘beer and fine dining’ experience will take place at 7:30 pm on Sunday, 18th February 2018. Tickets for the experience cost £35 per person and are limited.


Notes to Editor

About the Beer & Fine Dining Experience

Tickets to the event are limited and cost £35 per person. This includes seven beer samples and three courses – a wine flight can also be purchased for an additional £24 per person. Supporting breweries include a mix of ‘craft and traditional’ – Ampersand Brewery, Allday Brewing, Elmtree, Boudicca, Humpty Dumpty and Beeston and Panther. Tickets are available at

The Maids Head Hotel is also  offering a discounted room price for any guests attending between Sunday 18th and Friday 23rd February inclusive. Please contact them directly: quote “GBBFW”, tel: 01603 209955.

About the Great British Beer Festival Winter

The Great British Beer Festival Winter is taking place from the 20th – 24th February, with special events taking place in pubs as part of the fringe throughout the entire month. Tickets can be purchased online (, and will also be available at the door.


CAMRA is an independent, voluntary organisation which campaigns for real ale, cider and perry as well as protecting and promoting community pubs and clubs and fighting for consumer rights. We have over 190,000 members across the country who work to champion beer and cider drinkers as well as pub and club goers.

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