Drunk Dry at the Beer Fest
...and we raised £2,650 for charity
Wow - What a weekend! This year’s brewery beer festival over the weekend 17th – 19th June was an absolute humdinger. Thanks to all who came and helped make it such a great event.
This year’s was the most successful event yet with around 1,500 people visiting over the weekend to sample our range of 45 award-winning real ales. And, boy, did you do some serious sampling. We were serving over 200 pints an hour all weekend and you drank well over 4,000 pints between you. And yet you were all so well behaved. Thanks for that.
Beer of the festival was our very own Gorge Best. To be honest we don’t really have strict criteria for judging this, but it was the first beer to sell a full firkin and we sold more pints of it than anything else, so, er, well done us!
The bands were all brilliant, we thought, and by all the whooping, cheering and dancing we’d guess you all loved them too. So massive thanks to The Singletones, The Fred Bloggs Band, The Tin Box Boys (and girl), The Tonemasters, The Fat Marrow Band and Rock Dog for entertaining us over the weekend. Hopefully we’ll see some of them again next year.
We would also like to thank the festival’s sponsors, who collectively helped us to raise £2,650 for charity. See below for a full list of who they are and what they’re all about. They are all good people so put some business their way if you can. They’re also all very good drinkers so don’t invite them round for drinks if you want to have any left at the end of it!
The money raised is to be split between three good causes - we’ll be refurbishing communal areas at St. Michael’s Cheshire Home in Axbridge, providing new equipment for Weare Community Pre-school and we will also make a donation to the British Heart Foundation.
So that’s it for another year. We’ve tidied everything away, caught up on some sleep and are back to being brewers again. Give us a few more months to fully recover and we’ll start thinking about doing it all again next year. It’ll run from June 15th – 17th - Put it in your diary now.
2Js Travel 01934 713714 www.2jstravel.com
Arien Signs 01934 744656 www.ariensigns.co.uk
Axe Valley Vets 01934 712229 www.vetssomerset.co.uk
Badgworth Organ Builders 01934 741777
Bairds Malt 01376 513566 www.bairds-malt.co.uk
Balliihoo - Homebrew & Winemaking 01934 742182 www.balliihoo.co.uk
Bath Arms, Cheddar 01934 742425 www.batharmshotel.co.uk
Brightworks - Product Design & Development 01934 743770 www.brightworks.co.uk
Bucklegrove Holiday Park 01749 870261 www.bucklegrove.co.uk
Cheddar Caves & Gorge 01934 742343 www.visitcheddar.co.uk
Cheddar Garden Centre 01934 745200 www.parkgardencentres.co.uk
Cheddar Sign Sevices 01934 742883 www.cheddarsigns.co.uk
Cheddar Tool Hire 01934 311442
CRS Building Supplies Ltd 01934 744455 www.crsbuildingsupplies.co.uk
Fernhill Farm 07903 584695 www.fernhill-farm.co.uk
George Inn, Wedmore 01934 712124 www.thegeorgewedmore.co.uk
Gillam & Chivers - Building Contractors 01934 743644 www.gillamandchivers.com
Greaves Brewster LLP - Patent Attorneys 01934 745 880 www.greavesbrewster.co.uk
Helen Bardle Accountants 01934 744333 www.helenbardle.co.uk
Holly House Tea Rooms 07919 118187
Jon Thorners Farm Shop 01749 830138 www.jonthorners.co.uk
JTS Snacks & Sundries 01934 744951 www.jts-snacks.co.uk
Kings Head, Wells 01749 672141 www.kingsheadwells.co.uk
Muntons Malt 01449 618300 www.muntons.com
New Inn, Cross 01934 732455
New Inn, Wedmore 01934 712 099
Nyland Hill Farm Shop 01934 744802 www.nylandhillfarmshop.co.uk
Oakhouse Hotel 01934 732444 www.theoakhousehotel.com
Orchard Pig Cider 01458 851222 www.orchardpig.co.uk
Pisces Fishmongers, Wedmore 01934 744880
Radford's Tile Showroom 01934 744814 www.radfordstilingservices.co.uk
Robinson & Brice Building Contractors 01934 740209
Saxons Estate Agents 01934 745414 www.saxons.gb.com
Tax Assist Accountants 01934 743123 www.taxassist.co.uk
Thatchers Cider 01934 822862 www.thatcherscider.co.uk
The Gorge Outdoors 01934 742688 www.thegorgeoutdoors.co.uk
The Mendip Bottle Wine Merchants 01934 710724 www.mendipbottle.co.uk
The Roxy Cinema, Axbridge 01934 733221 www.axbridgefilmsociety.com
Tuckers Fish & Chips 01934 741212
W.C.Maunders - Building Supplies 01934 742590 www.wcmaunders.co.uk
Webglu - Web & Multimedia Design Services 01934 813487 www.webglu.co.uk
Wells Cathedral Stone Masons 01934 743544 www.stone-mason.co.uk
West Country Ales 01934 742435 www.westcountryales.co.uk
Westwood Interiors 01934 742171 www.westwoodinteriors.co.uk
Woodbury Insurance Brokers 01934 742550
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