Cheers! Beer and world food festival at Hertford Castle

PUBLISHED: 19:01 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 19:01 03 October 2016

Hertford Food and Drink Festival

Hertford Food and Drink Festival

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Beer, food and music combine for a tasty treat at Hertford Castle on Sunday.

Music line-up

The line-up consists of:

• 12pm-12.30pm: Joe Richardson

• 12.30pm-1pm: Connor Wells

• 1pm-1.30pm: Beth Hedges

• 1.30pm-2pm: Gareth Rhys

• 2pm-3pm: George Clark and the Liabilities

• 3pm-3.30pm: Michael King

• 3.30pm-4pm: Adam and Rick

• 4pm-4.30pm: Shaun Clark

• 4.30pm-5pm: Leanne Body

• 5pm-6pm: Wasted Rhymes

Hertford Town Council will be holding its annual Beer & World Food Festival at Hertford Castle on Sunday, October 9.

The free event will run from noon to 6pm to mark the end of the 2016 Hertford Food & Drink Festival, which starts this Friday.

Hertford Castle will also be open to visitors throughout Sunday afternoon from noon to 4pm.

Last year the Hertford Castle Beer Festival saw 5,000 visitors enjoy the festivities, including live music and the wide variety of food and drink stalls that filled the castle grounds.

Fergus McMullen, councillor Jane Sartin and guests at the Hertford Food and Drink Festival 2016 launch at McMullen & Sons brewery in HertfordFergus McMullen, councillor Jane Sartin and guests at the Hertford Food and Drink Festival 2016 launch at McMullen & Sons brewery in Hertford

This year there will be over 15 food stalls celebrating different world cultures and cuisines.

Food vendors will specialise in Thai and South African delicacies, Mexican and Caribbean delights, as well as traditional Spanish and English dishes.

The Beer Tent is organised by SPJ Event Specialists and will sell a varied selection of ales and lagers, Pimm’s to Prosecco and much more.

Soft drinks will also be available to purchase in the beer tent.

National brewers showcased at the event include McMullen Brewery, Red Squirrel, Blue Monkey and Shiny Brewing.

Daniella Robbins, marketing manager of McMullen Brewery, said: “After three years’ involvement with the Hertford Castle Beer Festival, we are very pleased to continue as a long-term sponsor and support a great local festival with high quality entertainment and regionally recognised brewers.”

Visitors will be serenaded all day with acoustic, indie and folk inspired acts, who will be performing live in the castle grounds.

Hertford Castle will also be open to the public free of charge.

Visitors will be warmly welcomed on arrival and be able to explore the basement, ground and first floor of the Castle gatehouse.

• To download the full Hertford Food and Drink Festival programme visit http://www.hertford.gov.uk/events/

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