Cheers! Visitors drink Horncastle Beer Festival dry

The empty glass says it all
The empty glass says it all

Horncastle’s annual Beer Festival was so successful that organisers ran out of beer!

The event was staged at the town’s cricket ground off Coronation Walk.

It was opened on Friday evening by local District and Town Councillor Fiona Martin.

The festival continued throughout Saturday, but by 8.30pm, the beer had all gone.

That meant thirsty visitors had got through almost 30 gallon barrels of real ale...the equivalent of 1,512 pints!

Spokesman Tim Hannah said: “All the ales had completely run out - there wasn’t a drop left.

“With a live band ‘The Manipulators’ in full flow and people still arriving, we had to hope they fancied a glass of cider - or a ‘normal’ drink from the Astro Bar – which kept us going for the rest of the night!”

Crowds of up to 500 people attended the event which raises money for the town’s cricket and squash clubs.

Already plans are in hand for next year...and organisers might just arrange for a few extra pints!