Fox at Willian summer festival brings a taste of America to punters

Locals enjoy the atmopshere at the second annual beer and music festival at the Fox pub in Willian

Locals enjoy the atmopshere at the second annual beer and music festival at the Fox pub in Willian - Credit: Archant

The Fox at Willian’s second summer beer, barbecue and music festival proved to be a big hit with the punters with more than 500 people streaming through the doors each day.

The free festival – which ran on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – saw 30 real ales, a cider bar, American craft beers and home-smoked meats on the barbecue.

Musical entertainment over the three days included a performance from Alex Bay – brother of Brit Award winner James.

Fox at Willian general manager John Anderson said: “We were overwhelmed by the success of our second summer festival, and must say a massive thank you all those who supported the event.

“It was a truly village affair and brought lots of new people into the village.


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“The Fox American-style barbecue proved very popular, with families picnicking on the green beside the pub.

“There were generous donations, with a bucket collection and face painting for the kids, for our chosen charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

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“The festival turned out to be a really happy family affair.”

Willian was the place to be over the weekend, with the village fair on the Sunday afternoon adding to the entertainment on offer.

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