Real Ale Festival returns

Festival organiser James Harper, left, The Spa Bridlington's Marketing Manager Mark Lonsdale, centre and General Manager Andrew Aldis toast the launch of the Real Ale Fesitval Picture: Simon Kench
Festival organiser James Harper, left, The Spa Bridlington's Marketing Manager Mark Lonsdale, centre and General Manager Andrew Aldis toast the launch of the Real Ale Fesitval Picture: Simon Kench

After the success of last year’s festival, the Bridlington Real Ale Festival is set to return this year in May.

The second Bridlington Real Ale Festival is to return this year and will be a celebration for Bridlington and an opportunity for real ale and cider lovers from across the region to visit The Spa Bridlington and enjoy a range of beer and cider, great live music and great food.

The Festival hopes to pull in thousands of real ale and cider fans from across the county for a two-day beer, cider, food and music extravaganza in Bridlington.

This year organisers will be putting on more musical entertainment, real lager and some gluten free beer.

Festival organiser James Harper said: “There is no doubt that people are much more aware of what real ale is, what to look for and even what goes into making good beer!

“Over the last six years of running beer festivals we have seen a huge change in peoples attitudes and understanding regarding real ale and cider and it’s lovely to hear people commenting on the styles and flavours they now look for after visiting a few beer festivals.

“This year with Yorkshire riding on a high we are focusing on the best of Yorkshire brewing there will be lots of breweries that people of heard of but also lots that people haven’t.

“We also can’t miss the opportunity to have a few Yorkshire cycling themed ales!”

The festival gets under way on Friday 8 May and guests will have the opportunity to sample world-class ales from local producers, including Great Newsome Brewery, Wold Top, Brass Castle, Scarborough Brewery and many more.

Alongside entertainment from some of the regions finest acts, the festival’s atmosphere continues throughout Saturday 9 May with more live music and the chance to sample more great cask ales and cider.

With tickets for the festival already selling well festival organisers are urging punters to get their tickets fast as with a limited allocation there will be a cut off point where only so many more tickets will be sold or available on the door to reflect the amount of beer purchased so that an early beer and cider sell-out is avoided.

Tickets are available from the Spa box office, 01262 678258, in person and online www.TheSpaBridlington.com