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The 8th Annual Village Hall Beer Festival

Posted on May 2, 2011

This article was published in May 2011. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Note: This article describes the 2011 event.
For details of this year's Beer Festival, please see Village Hall Events.


Last year we did not run out of beer but, still sold more of it. We sold more burgers and hot dogs, we sold more food from the kitchen, but we sold less lager and wine!

What does this tell us? It means that more of the good people of Eaton Bray and Edlesborough are growing to appreciate the Real Ale, as chosen by our good friends from CAMRA.

Only last week a few of us had to attend a meeting with Roy Chatto and his friends (the beer experts), so over to Dunstable and the Globe pub we went. Obviously we had to have a couple of pints of real ale so we could talk about logos and the possibility of our own Festival glasses! I don't think people realise the efforts we go to in order to make the event a success!!

We will be having live music both nights and a family entertainer on the Saturday afternoon for the younger folk, so do come along and join in the fun.

There will be 25 barrels of beer, 2 types of cider, plus perry (pear cider to the uninitiated; really refreshing if a bit alcoholic).

Whilst writing this article in early April, I notice that we have sold 160 tickets for the quiz on April 30th, which we hold jointly with Eaton Bray Tennis Club. I hope another good night will be had by all. We really appreciate people coming along, as when we decided on the date we had no idea that Prince William and Kate Middleton would be getting married the day before. When the government decided to make this day a public holiday, we wondered, whether a lot of people would go on holiday after Easter and miss the quiz. However, in true local style we are nearly booked out with 4 weeks to go. Thank you all for your support.

Winners of the quiz will be announced next month but, please don't forget the BEER FESTIVAL.

If you need anymore information Please call me (Ross) on 221411.

Source: Focus, May 2011

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