Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Hare & Hounds Ale Fest

Marks 'Universal Law of Summer Weekends' states that for every weekend that passes with nothing much of interest happening, there will be several more where the diary is so full you'll end up missing at least half the events you'd like to attend. In other words, good things come like buses, infrequently but always in pairs at the very least.

It was this law which prevented our planned visit to the Westernbury Cider & Sausage Festival at the Western pub in Leicester, owing to it clashing with the equally essential Leicester Carnival. Similarly visits to Hollowell Steam & Heavy Horse Show, and the Royal Show in Warwickshire, both fine days out with plenty of interest for the cider drinker, were scuppered by a more pressing engagement in London.

We missed the Tollemache Arms beer festival last weekend due to late night Chicken, Wine, Bowling and Bonhomie with our friends Duncan & Diana (Diana is the talent behind our lovely apple logo, Duncan the current talent behind Hellboy, Phew!). Sorry Tollemache people, it's a good festival for sure, but no competition I'm afraid. Luckily we've been given a second bite of the cherry with sister pub the Hare & Hounds, Great Addington, holding their debut beer festival starting this Friday.

From the Hare & Hounds website: 'Our first annual beer festival runs for 3 days with over 20 local and national beers. The Charles wells "Bombardier Bus" is here, a novelty not to be missed. With A BBQ every day and live music , we guarantee a great weekend, whatever the weather!'

A couple of barrels of our Rockingham Forest Cider will also be in attendance, so with nothing else planned for the weekend it seems we may get the better of Mark's Law for one weekend at least.

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