Rugby Beer Festival 2017By Chris Pickard
Rugby CAMRA Beer Festival 2017
New Venue – Old Time
Following our just break-even Beer Festival of 2015 which was moved to September to coincide with the Rugby World Cup and the predicted increase in visitors to Rugby, we have finally bitten the bullet and found a new venue, thanks to two founding members of the branch.
To be fair, we have been looking to move for a number of years, and whilst Thornfield Bowling Club have always been very accommodating, the venue has suffered in recent years by being on the edge of the town, especially with the increased range and quality offered by the Town Centre pubs.
The Arnold House, a Grade II listed building and former preparatory school is now the home of the local Masonic Lodge.
Our 33rd Festival will be held over the weekend of Friday, 24th (2pm to 11pm) and Saturday, 25th (11am to 11pm) February 2017; dates that hark back to when we held festivals at Newbold and the Railway Club.
With a new venue and the reduced attendance in 2015 we are erring on the size of caution and starting with a smaller festival. However we should have a range of thirty three beers (33rd Festival) including some winter ales. Beers from two Liverpool breweries, Big Bog and Liverpool Organic, have already been arranged and we should have six new ales (not festival specials). See the website for beer updates in January. www.rugby.camra.org.uk In addition Richard will be sourcing some interesting ciders and perries, and we will have a selection of foreign bottled beer.
Catering will be provided by The Arnold House, and their bar will provide soft drinks, wines, spirits etc. for those not wanting to sample our ales. As usual we will have our tombola on Friday and Saturday, followed by an auction in the afternoon. We hope to see you there!
Chris Pickard - Beer Festival Organiser
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24-25 FEBRUARY 2017
ARNOLD HOUSE (MASONIC HALL)
BEHIND THE MERCHANTS
FRIDAY 24th - 2pm to 11pm
SATURDAY 25th - 11am - 11pm
BEER LIST COMING SOON
Next Branch Meeting:
What's On Tonight: 27-04-17
What's On Tomorrow: 28-04-17