Bobtown Beer Bash returns next month

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Charities and organisations can benefit from the ‘Bobtown Beer Bash’ when it returns for a 7th year next month.

There will be more than forty real ales, food and live music during the day-long beer festival at Roberttown Community Centre.

The annual event, which costs £2.50 to enter, raises funds for local causes.

Robert Knapp, one of the festival organisers, said: “Last year, we were again staggered by the response we received.

“We realised the festival was going to be another success when following a steady flow of our regular visitors the whole outside entertainment area was full of people enjoying the live music and beers from all over the UK.

“Of great significance was the amount of money the festival raised for local charities and worthwhile organisations, which was the main aim of the organisers.

“The community centre was one of the causes which benefited, and some of the proceeds from the festival went to a number of improvements the centre has since enjoyed.”

Organisers say they are working hard to make this year’s event as successful.

Mr Knapp said: “I’d like to think even the most dedicated ‘beer tickers’ will go home having enjoyed a number of beers they haven’t sampled before.

“I’m hopeful we will have beers from all over the UK, together with brews from lesser known breweries from nearer home, as well as one off festival specials.”

The festival, which is supported by local businesses including sponsors Utopia Financial Services, takes place from noon on Saturday, July 30.