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

Facts & Figures

  • 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.
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