Downton Brewery is to host a beer festival to celebrate their first year of their “Tap Bar.”

The bar, opened in June 2023, serving beers straight from the cask between 4-9pm every Friday.

On Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, the brewery will run a beer festival at their unit in Downton Industrial Estate. The festival promises to have at least 12 different beers, from at least four different breweries, food and live music.

On Friday, BBQ street food company “Salt and Fire” will join, with a music act to be announced. Saturday will bring "3 Cuts Burgers" to the festival, and band ‘The Late Starters” will perform.

Salisbury Journal: (Pictured left-right) Owner, Martin Strawbridge and Brewer, Charles Penny

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Owner Martin Strawbridge, opened Downton Brewery in 2003, having previously worked for Fuller’s.

He said: “It’s a small brewery with a family feel.”

“It’s our bar’s one-year anniversary, it’s an all-inclusive, family friendly bar, come down and help us celebrate our one year.

“Because it’s a tap bar, all of the beers are pulled fresh from the casks, and exclusive beers will be available.”

You can find out more by going to or their Facebook page.

The brewery has had beer festivals in the past, but with their new bar, this is expected to be their biggest yet.

No booking is required, and it will be free entry.