Real Ale Festival announced.
(13/01/2012 @ 09:22:00)
The 13th Annual Beer Festival, organised and staffed by members of the Somerset Branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) will take place once again at Minehead Station on September 8th and 9th. Opening hours for the Festival will be 11 to 11 on the Saturday and midday until 4 p.m. on the Sunday.
The main emphasis will be on beers brewed by the many award winning smaller breweries in
In addition to the beers there will be ciders, perries, some wine and soft drinks on sale. Food will be available from the Turntable café during the day and there will be a pasty van positioned by the station entrance. The café closes in late afternoon but there is a Saturday night Hog Roast. In addition there are plenty of other places to eat close to the station.
Entertainment on Saturday night is still to be confirmed whilst the Tone Valley Jazz Band will make a return visit on Sunday afternoon.
WHY NOT MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT?
By purchasing a 2 Day Rover Ticket (sorry, no discount on these) it would be possible to spend a day at the Festival and another exploring the Good Beer Listed pubs along the 20 mile length of the line. For that you will need accommodation and the following pubs have ale and accommodation. We cannot recommend any of these above another. Nearly all are Free Houses so matters can change quickly. A polite call in advance is probably a good idea:-
The Britannia Inn 01643 702384
The Kildare Lodge 01643 702009
The Quay 01643 707323
The Old Ship Aground 01643 702087
The Luttrell Arms 01643 821555
The Stags Head 01643 821229
The Blue Anchor Hotel 01984 640239
The Washford Inn 01984 640256
The White Horse 01984 640415
The Star Inn (
The West Somerset Hotel 01984 634434
The Foresters Arms 01984 633692
The Masons Arms 01984 639200
The White Horse 01984 656277