After the excitement of Christmas and New Year – and unless your birthday is in January or February, it can feel like there isn’t a great deal to look forward to for the rest of the winter season.
NOT SO, READERS.
From the 20th – 24th of February the Great British Beer Festival Winter will be coming to Norwich. The City of Stories - in partnership with CAMRA - is offering you the chance to visit the festival for free! One lucky first place winner will receive two tickets to the event, two goody bags plus an overnight stay at Holiday Inn Norwich City. We’ve also got two runners up prizes to give away: a pair of tickets will be given to the second and third place winners.
From Tuesday the 20th to Saturday the 24th of February 2018, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will be taking over the magnificent Halls in Norwich with an enormous variety of light, ruby, and dark real ales, foreign beers, ciders and perries.
Once inside (and out the cold), you’ll find yourself inside a cavernous Medieval Hall, temporarily installed with hundreds of local and far-flung ales for you to choose from. The atmosphere is relaxed and electric, and everyone is friends – so it’s easy to take your time, try as many beers as you like and spend the day in the company of good food, good beer, and good people. It’s the ultimate winter warmer and ideal if you’re already missing the buzz of the festive season.
As well as all this, you’ll be able to catch live music, entertainment and food throughout the week, plus local pubs in the area will also be hosting a number of fringe events during your stay, which include everything from meet the brewer evenings to quiz nights and live music.
First prize: Two tickets to the beer festival for either Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd of February, plus a pair of goody bags. In addition, you and your chosen accomplice will win one night’s stay at the fabulous and excellently located Holiday Inn Norwich City – a contemporary hotel located right beside Carrow Road football ground and 5 minutes’ walk from the bustling Riverside leisure complex and the train station. The team here are amazing, so you can rest assured that you’ll have the perfect relaxing end to the day (and a decent breakfast in the morning!).
Runners up: There will be TWO runners up prizes; each winner will receive a pair of tickets to the festival for either Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd of February, plus goody bags.
To win one of these fantastic prizes simply click the link here and enter your name and email address. The competition will close on the 24th of January, and winners will be contacted shortly afterward.
Winners must be aged 18 and over; no children under 18 will be allowed admittance to the Great British Beer Festival Winter. Proof of ID may be required. Tickets can only be used between Wednesday 21st -Friday 23rd (not Saturday 24th). Arrival after 6 pm on any day will not guarantee fast entry (but organisers will try where they can). First prize Holiday Inn stay is for up to two adults in one double or a twin room and offer is valid on 21st, 22nd or 23rd Feb 2018. Once agreed dates are not transferable and prize cannot be exchanged wholly or partly for cash, or used in conjunction with any other offer. Cancellation of hotel stay within the 24 hours prior to day of arrival will forfeit the stay and this will also be the case in case of non-arrival. This prize is not transferable to any other hotel and is only redeemable at the Holiday Inn Norwich City. For a full list of terms and conditions please visit our webpage.
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