Sussex Brewery Yard Party - SOLD OUT

Location: Dark Star Brewery, Star Road, Industrial Estate, 22, Partridge Green RH13 8RA

Date: 01/06/19


Sussex is one of the UK’s most vibrant brewing Counties with amazing breweries like Harvey’s that have stood the test of time with their traditional ales and more recently, the fantastic UnBarred Brewery, whose take on some modern brewing styles has captured the imagination of beer fans way beyond our county borders.

To celebrate, we’ve invited many of the County’s talented brewers to a Yard Party on June 1st to showcase the best of Sussex beer. 

All profits from the event will go to the Dark Star Foundation's chosen charity – this year it’s Prostate Cancer UK.

That’s the official bit, but here’s how we described it when we came up with the idea: 

“Why don’t we get a bunch of mates together in the brewery from a range of the best breweries in Sussex and have a blast? Open to the public, but limited in numbers so you can actually get to try the beer you want to try, let’s make it ticketed, but a sensible price and have a great tasting glass, with any profits going to the Foundation…someone may have even said “simples”.


We’ll keep updating this page with the full list of brewers and beers, so keep checking back. Breweries confirmed already include:

  • 360
  • Burning Sky
  • Brighton Bier
  • Brolly Brewing
  • Chapeau
  • Cloak and Dagger
  • Downland
  • Franklins
  • Harveys
  • Holler
  • Good Things
  • Gun
  • Greyhound Brewery
  • Kiln
  • Kissingate
  • Laine
  • Lost Pier
  • Loud Shirt
  • Silly MOO Cider
  • UnBarred

A special Yard Party Bus service will be available from Horsham and Haywards Heath to the Brewery:
Haywards Heath –> Brewery at 1015/ 1145/1300/1430 (Bus Stop at Perrymount Road by the Train Station)
Horsham –> Brewery at 1030/1130/1230/1330 (Bus Stop outside the Train Station)
Pick up will be at the Stations, bus stops outside the front for Horsham, and Haywards Heath is in the bus stop on Perrymount Road.
Brewery –> Haywards Heath at 1530/1700/1830
Brewery –> Horsham at 1530/1630/1730/1830
Note, bus places are free to ticket holders, but they are limited and are on a first come basis. 

There is also lots of free parking on the estate.

For all of the latest info on this event click here

Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 02653887.

Sussex Brewery Yard Party

Good news our Brewery Tours are back!!!!!

You read that correctly the Dark Star Brewery Tours are back on.

We shall be running two tour slots every other Saturday 10.00AM-12.00PM and 12.30PM- 2.30PM, due to social distancing measures we will have a maximum capacity of 6 people per tour group.

If your brewery tour was cancelled last year due to Covid-19 please get in touch by calling 01403 713085 (opt2) or email stating your name and order number (if ordered online) to rearrange.

All brewery tours are on a first come, first serve basis and subject to availability. 

Please observe all social distancing guidelines and measures we have put in place at the brewery, they are there for our staffs and your safety. You will be required to wear a mask at all times around the brewery unless exempt.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.