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All cheer as Bobtown Beer Bash takes place

READY: The Bobtown Beer Bash organising committee.
READY: The Bobtown Beer Bash organising committee.

Organisers of the popular Bobtown Beer Bash real ale festival are putting the finishing touches to their preparations ahead of the event this weekend.

The ninth festival, which takes place at Roberttown Community Centre, is held this Saturday (28 July) from noon onwards.

Designed to promote real ale the event has grown into one of great significance for the community.

The festival, which offers a wide range of beers, ciders, prosecco and live bands, raises funds for local charities and worthwhile organisations.

The community centre was one of the charities to benefit with proceeds from the festival going towards a number of improvements.

Kirkwood Hospice, Hollybank Trust, Northorpe Hall and several other organisations were benefactors from last year’s efforts.

To keep the drinkers well fed local proprietors Buckles Butchers and Pure and Natural Cuisine will be providing a variety of good quality fresh food to cater for all needs.

The festival will also provide live entertainment and several bands are already earmarked to perform on the newly designed outside stage.

Malcolm Firth, the bash chairman, said: “We were staggered by the response we received last year.

“I would like to thank all those hard working volunteers in advance for their support, and with eight or so live bands already booked the festival should be another great success.”