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Plans for Marsden Christmas beer festival after this year's event hailed success

Record numbers attended the three day event over the bank holiday weekend at the Mechanics Hall

4th annual Marsden Beer Festival, Marsden Mechanics. Festival organiser Andy Linehan.

‘Eat, drink and be merry’ was certainly the mantra in Marsden on the Bank Holiday weekend, when glasses raised to celebrate the fourth annual ale festival.

And the Bank Holiday Mechanics Hall event proved such a success that organisers are considering holding another one in time for Christmas.

Record numbers of people sampled the brews of 20 different ales and ciders from across the country at the weekend, whilst making the most of a proper Yorkshire dinner of pie and peas.

Visitors were also treated to a full menu of performances by local musicians throughout the weekend, including Quare Craic and a funk and soul set by Ollie Maude.

One of the organisers, Andrew Linehan, said: “This years beer festival was a great success and in fact it was so well received that we are now considering holding a Winter festival in December just before Christmas.

“We had record numbers attending and most of the beers and all of the scrumpy ciders sold out midway through the Sunday.

“The Irish band Quare Craic went down a storm and without doubt we will be inviting them back again to next year’s festival.”


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