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Beer Festival a 'roaring' success

Sadly it's over - how amazing was that!

WHEN last orders were called at the annual Wetherby Lions Beer Festival, the two-day event was hailed as a 'roaring' success.


Locals and visitors from afar turned out in their hundreds to enjoy the jamboree in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. With a wide variety of craft ales, some great live music, much tasty hot food and entertainment for children, as well as side stalls, they all combined to ensure a fine time was had by all.​

Friday evening’s curtain-raiser saw 'The Blarney Boys' in rousing form as they provided the background to an event which saw many local business people - several of them sponsors of the Festival - mingled under the banner of networking group '#wetherbyhour'. And on Saturday Wetherby’s finest, including the Town Mayor, Councillor Galan Moss, ensured a buzzing atmosphere as they made a beeline for the Festival at the St. James' Church Rooms. They partied to great live music provided in turn by 'Mardi Gras Jazz Band', 'Eliza May' and 'Gavin', sampling the designer ales provided by the various breweries along 'Stage Two' of the 'Tour de Yorkshire' from Barnsley to Bedale. And there were many gins, wines, Prosecco and ciders for those with different tastes.


For those that have not claimed their Raffle prize, here are the winning ticket numbers: - yellow tickets - 9, 20,115 &125; - white/blue surround - 13 & 54


Please call 0845 833 9529 to arrange receipt of your prize.​

An event such as this does not happen without much planning, organisation and, above all, support from the local community and Wetherby Lion members would like to extend their grateful thanks to all the businesses, organisations, groups and individuals who came forward with their invaluable backing.​


If you have some free time and would like to know what else we do, we welcome you to write to us here or telephone 0845 833 9529. We are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things, why not join our pride? Click here for details

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