Beer Day Britain, celebrated annually on June 15 since 2015, is a vibrant event celebrating beer across the United Kingdom. Every year, hundreds of thousands of beer enthusiasts join in the festivities, with the highlight being the National Cheers To Beer (#cheerstobeer) toast at 7pm.

In this week’s blog, we’re exploring the origins of this event and how visitors can celebrate with a pint (or two) at our assets.

Beer Day Britain

The date, June 15, was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215. Interestingly, ale is mentioned in clause 35 of the Magna Carta, which states:

“Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure for corn, namely ‘the London quarter.'”

Jane Peyton, an award-winning beer sommelier, drinks educator, writer, broadcaster, pub expert and public speaker, launched Beer Day Britain in 2015. The highlight of the event is the national Cheers To Beer (#cheerstobeer) toast at 7pm, celebrated not only across the UK but also overseas, with many joining the trend on social media.


The Pantiles and Salle Moor Hall Farm have a variety of independently owned pubs and bars where you can celebrate International Beer Day. Venues include:

The Pantiles Tap

The Pantiles Tap is a 16-tap real ale and craft beer paradise in the heart of The Pantiles with ever-changing cask ales and craft beers, both UK sourced and imported. If keg beer isn’t your thing, then try one of their bottled beverages, or select from the fantastic range of locally sourced artisan ciders.

“A truly wonderful and welcoming pub. A real craft beer place with wonderful knowledgeable staff and if you ask the hilarious landlord nicely a secret selection of Caribbean rum. It’s a true home from home for anybody local or visitor to the area. I could not recommend enough!” – Phil W

The Ragged Trousers

By day The Ragged Trousers at The Pantiles offers excellent brasserie style food in a casual dining environment. By night it is a thriving pub offering the best of Kent and Sussex ale and an extensive list of lagers, craft beers, wines and spirits.

“One of the best Pubs in Tunbridge Wells. The Ragged Trousers is alive with activity. The place is not very large but it produces great food along with a good choice of beverages. The food and drinks are very reasonable and the staff provide exceptional service.” – Charlotte M

The Sussex Arms

Situated on Sussex Mews behind The Pantiles Corn Exchange sits one of Tunbridge Wells’ most historic pubs. Tucked away through Coach and Horse Passage, The Sussex Arms is the area’s best-kept secret. The pub hosts regular pub quizzes, regular DJ nights, and little gigs that often make for a great first visit. They offer real ale from six hand-pulls, craft beers, and an ever-expanding wine and spirits list.

“The Sussex is a rustic pub with a great welcome by all staff. A great place to visit on a Sunday lunchtime. Truly took me back to what a pub is all about.” – Shelly H

The Duke of York

The Duke of York  at The Pantiles offers an elegant welcome to the Royal Borough with craft beers, real ales and fresh food served in a stylishly refurbished setting. Grade II listed, it is a place that seamlessly blends old with new.

All Day Brewing at Salle Moor Hall Farm

All Day Brewing, located at Salle Moor Hall Farm in Reepham, is a North Norfolk Microbrewery. It uses hops from its own hop garden found just metres away from the brewery, along with other ingredients grown on site. This all helps to contribute to the distinct character of their beers and beverages.

All Day Brewing has a well-established barrel ageing project underway and specialises in wild and mixed fermentation beers. The brewery also makes real cider and raw kombucha, plus seasonal cordials and sodas.

Rustic and picturesque, the taproom and courtyard are situated in the heart of Salle Moor Hall Farm. Whilst on-site you can even take a peek inside the brewery and learn a little more about the beer making processes.

The kitchen, open on select dates and times, offers a modest selection of perfect pint accompaniments ranging from posh topped chips, rich and exotic curry dishes and wood fired, fresh to order pizzas, cooked in the courtyard.

To find out more visit their Facebook page.