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Ale and Cider Festival coming to Weston
4:59pm Friday 20th July 2012 in Somerset
CROWDS are expected to descend on Weston-super-Mare seafront this month as the annual Real Ale and Cider Festival comes to the resort.
Weston Lions presents its fifth real ale and cider festival from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29.
Around 150 samples will be on offer to taste and live music will be provided each evening and on Sunday lunch time.
There will be 108 real ales and, as this year’s theme is based on sport and the Olympics, there will be ‘Ale'lympic Gold’ from Northumberland Brewery and ‘Olympic Flame’ from Downton Brewery on offer.
The event, which takes place on the Beach Lawns, will also feature 42 ciders from Somerset cider farms and a great selection of wine. Soft drinks are free for children.
Organiser Chris Nelson said: “We were able to donate £5,000 to Weston Hospicecare and £5,000 to the RNLI and a further £4,500 was divided up and went to many other local good causes.”
This year’s event runs on the Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10.30pm. Entry is free until 6pm and £3 thereafter. The festival is open on the Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
For more information visit www.westonlionsrealalefestival.org.uk