‘Hops’ are high for Horncastle Beer Festival


Organisers are confident that the 4th annual Horncastle Beer Festival will be bigger and better than last year.

The only thing that can’t be guaranteed is the weather, but with three large marquees, it will take more than a bank holiday shower to dampen spirits.

There will be 20 real ales from around the country on offer plus 10 ciders and perries for the scrumpy lovers to sample. For the wine connoisseur there will also be a varied selection and soft drinks will also be available.

The free event is jointly organised between Horncastle’s Squash and Cricket Clubs and is being staged at the Cricket Ground on Coronation Walk. The festival is open on Friday August 22 from 4pm-10pm and Saturday 23 from midday till 11pm

Horncastle Select Cricket IX will be playing local rivals Revesby in a 20-over bash on the Friday evening, while on Saturday afternoon drinkers will be able to watch a Lincolnshire league game between Horncastle and Scunthorpe.

Festival Billy J will be keeping the crowds entertained from 6pm on Friday evening, while on Saturday night The Manipulators will make their festival debut. The organisers are also delighted to announce that the newly formed Horncastle Ukulele Band will be performing on Saturday evening.

Hot food will be available throughout the festival.

Event organiser, Tim Verdon commented: “Once again we have assembled a varied selection of beers, ciders and wines for people to enjoy. With the cricket and musical entertainment on offer we hope local folk will turn out and support the event.”

Further details: www.facebook.com/horncastlebeerfestival.