GALLERY: Baldock Beer festival attracts thousands

PINTS of ale were flowing in Baldock last weekend, as the start of the town’s two-week long fiesta kicked off with a beer festival.

The event, held at Brandles School, saw thousands pass through the doors to enjoy the bank holiday bonanza - the most there has ever been.

There were 64 casks of beer drank, with 40 kegs of cider and 20 kegs of continental lagers also consumed.

“It was fantastic, I think it’s the best one we’ve done so far,” said town centre manager Murray Fastier, who was at the event.

“There was lots of entertainment value, many things for the children to do, and plenty of beer and cider on offer.”


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Live music was played throughout the weekend, with 20 local bands featuring in the line up.

There was also a miniature steam train ride, a balloon man, chalk drawing, face painting and bouncy castle on offer for youngsters.

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A variety of foods were on offer to fill hungry stomachs, including a barbecue, an Indian food stall and a selection of ice-cream.

Proceeds from the event will go towards a new floor and wheelchair access for the school’s gym.

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