Banbury Beer Festival 2010
This years Banbury Beer festival, which was the 10th
year of the event (and Mark Bates' last) was a roaring success.
The weather wasn't quite as good as last year but the various groups
of Morris Dancers perservered, the ales flowed and everyone had
a good time.
Take a look at the 2010 gallery - Click on the
pictures above or HERE
- The festival was again held at the TA Centre, Oxford Road, Banbury
from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th May.
- Over 1,700 visitors attended during the three-day festival.
- The festival was officially opened by James Clarke, MD of the
Hook Norton Brewery, at 5pm
on the Thursday.
- The festival featured 91 beers, 1 more than last year along
with 19 ciders and perrys which was 1 less than last year.
- This year's theme was the Black Country with 30 beers from that
part of the country and the surrounding area.
- The 'Mild Trail' gave visitors the chance to try 6 halves out
of the 13 available and get a 7th free.
- The festival saw the return of the popular Foreign Beer bar,
with exclusive Belgian beers that had not previously been available
in this country.
- Entertainment was provided by 'The Machine Breakers', Adderbury
Morris, 'KBO' (and their beer trays), 'King Stone Rappers' and
finally guitarist Paul Canning.
- This festival was the last for organiser, Mark Bates, who has
moved on to pastures new - we wish him well and thank him for
leading the troops.