Potters Bar Beer Festival returns this summer

PUBLISHED: 09:46 15 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:46 15 June 2018

Potters Bar Beer Festival 2016 By Jill Hellary

Potters Bar Beer Festival 2016 By Jill Hellary

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Beer lovers are already licking their lips in anticipation of the return of a popular festival this summer.

Potters Bar Beer Festival - Matt, Alex and Daniel Jones enjoy the beer festival.Potters Bar Beer Festival - Matt, Alex and Daniel Jones enjoy the beer festival.

Potters Bar Beer and Music Festival is in its seventh year and will be held on Saturday, July 14, from noon at the Pakex Stadium, Parkfield, Watkins Rise.

It has been organised by Matt Giles, who is a long-time supporter of Potters Bar Town Football Club and member of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).

Matt said: “Over 1,000 people attended last year so we hope to set a new record.

“Last year was brilliant.

Potters Bar Beer Festival 2016
By Jill HellaryPotters Bar Beer Festival 2016 By Jill Hellary

“It’s a good family day and a lovely atmosphere. It’s a chance for people to try something different in terms of the ales on offer.”

Bands include Shades of Midnight, Mr Creosote, Barnyard Junkies and Clint Henderson and friends, who will be performing until 9pm.

The all important beer is being supplied by Tring Brewery and other local breweries.

There will be 35 ales and also cider to choose from.

Potters Bar Beer Festival 2016
By Jill HellaryPotters Bar Beer Festival 2016 By Jill Hellary

There will also be a Bud Bar, Pimms Tent as well as an array of food stalls.

Guests will be able to browse local charity stalls and try their luck on a tombola.

Parents can also relax as children enjoy entertainment at the event.

Sponsors of the festival include BPM Hire, Essendon Country Club, Lantern Recovery, Marston Brewery and Pakex (UK) Plc.

Potters Bar Beer Festival 2016
By Jill HellaryPotters Bar Beer Festival 2016 By Jill Hellary

Early birds can pick up discounted advance tickets at £8.50 for adults and £5 for under 18s.

There is free entry for children under the age of 12 as well as CAMRA members. For more details, visit http://www.pottersbarbeerfestival.co.uk/

Proceeds from the festival will go to local charities and the football project to modernise the clubhouse and build a new changing room complex.

Club chairman Peter Waller said: “A lot of the work has been going on for two to three years.

“We have built the changing rooms but there’s still a lot more work we need to do.”

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