Over 1,500 ale lovers flock to village for beer fest

This year's Bobtown Beer Festival attracted over 1,500 punters - and organisers are keen to build on the event's success in 2018.

Monday, 14th August 2017, 12:05 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:28 pm

Ale lovers flocked to Roberttown Community Centre last month and worked their way through 47 barrels of ale and 17 kegs of cider at the annual get-together.

And there was plenty to raise a toast to for the organisers as the bumper turnout ensured a five-figure total raised for local charities.

Malcolm Firth, one of the organisers behind the event, said: “The turnout was approximately 1,600 people who travelled from near and far.

“We also had 24 sponsors which is the highest we’ve ever had. It was a very successful day and the total raised for charities is £10,000.”

That money will be spread across 14 groups and will be presented at a special social evening on Saturday, September 2 at the New Inn.

Malcolm added: “It was our busiest year since we first staged it in 2010 but we will always stage it at the community centre.

“Plans are already underway for next year, with a provisional date of July 28 set.”