Leeds village prepares for its much-loved annual beer celebration

Doncaster is the best place in Britain for a decent pint. (Photo: Tim Dobson).
Doncaster is the best place in Britain for a decent pint. (Photo: Tim Dobson).
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A VILLAGE near Leeds is ready to raise a toast to its annual beer festival.

Thorner’s glass act celebration will take place this year on Saturday, April 23, at the Victory Hall.

It will feature 27 different brews plus ciders and lagers as well as a packed programme of musical entertainment.

Peter Schofield, a member of the Victory Hall’s management committee, said: “Our first beer festival was in 2005 and since then the formula has been adopted by many other village halls in the area, who’ve found it’s a popular fundraiser.

“We’ve helped others by loaning out the bar, pumps and racking that we’ve built up over the years. Not only are there more beer festivals, but we’ve welcomed the appearance of more small local breweries, each with slightly different and interesting brews to offer.

“In total we’ve contributed around £40,000 to the Victory Hall refurbishment funds.” The event will start at midday and runs until the barrels are drained.

Admission costs £5 on the door and includes a half-pint token and souvenir glass.

For further information, visit the www.thornervictoryhall.com website.

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