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19 April 2024

Eddington Beer Garden pops up again this Spring

The Eddington Beer Garden will see Eddington Square transformed into a vibrant social meeting spot for the Cambridge community. Complete with live music and entertainment, the best local street food, and a fantastic choice of beers, gin, prosecco and non-alcoholic drinks, this pop-up event takes place over three days from 10-12 May.

Biky Wan, Eddington’s Marketing Manager for the University of Cambridge commented: “We’re thrilled to bring back the Eddington Beer Garden following its tremendous success last year. At Eddington, we’re committed to fostering a great sense of place, creating opportunities for people to enjoy and experience Eddington as a growing neighbourhood in Cambridge and this event punctuates our activation programme. We hope that many residents and neighbours in the wider community will visit us and enjoy local food, drink and culture in our vibrant neighbourhood.

Following last year’s successful pop-up event organised by The Crane Event, the Eddington Beer Garden returns for an additional day with Cambridge Event Bars serving a range of drinks highlighting the area’s breweries, distillers and suppliers from their stand-out shipping container bar. Expanding upon 2023, they will be joined by the BrewBoard BeerBus offering a range of locally brewed craft beers, as well as The Little Mobile Bar Company who will offer a selection of gorgeous gins and pimped prosecco.

There will be food vans aplenty, catering to every taste, with varied offerings each day from Cambridge favourites such as Pimp My Fish, Wandering Yak, Wrapunzel’s, Buffalo Joe’s and many more.

Top Cambridge-based acts such as Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble, Ian Jeffs & Booga, Ellie Walker & The Folly, and not forgetting rising stars Grace Calver and Nadya Galbraith will take to the stage to provide the soundtrack for the occasion. Performances from community groups including Cambridge Rock Choir and Cambridge Swing Dance, will bring that springtime vibe to the event too, but it doesn’t end there. Visitors can get involved in the ‘Be-your-own DJ’ concept, with the opportunity to choose from over 5,000 vinyl records, and provide their own Sunday sounds.

Over the weekend there will be tasting talks (bookable in advance with a fee to attend) from BrewBoard who will be telling their story and sharing some of their signature craft ales, and wine sommelier, Matt Gamble, who will uncover some hidden gems, and introduce soon-to-be favourites, each coming with interesting tales.

Eddington Beer Garden will be open on Friday 10 May 4pm – 10pm, Saturday 11 May Noon – 10pm, and Sunday 12 May Noon – 6pm. Entry is free (excludes tasting sessions) but guests are encouraged to register in advance so that the organisers can provide the best experience possible.

For more information and registration click here.

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