You'd better arrive thirsty or you'll never even make a dent in the 900-strong list of ales, ciders, perries and international beers available at this five-day festival of the art of brewing. Many of Britain's most recognisable breweries will run their own bars at the event, including Greene King, Shepherd Neame, Wadworth and Westons. Pub snacks, traditional games and live music will break up the beer guzzling, and those looking for a little enlightenment with their thirds will enjoy the tutored beer tastings. The event is over-18s only. Book in advance for cheaper tickets.