Bromsgrove, West Midlands:
8th Beer and Cider Festival
CAMRA Redditch and Bromsgrove branch
Friday 16th July 2010
This was a first-time visit to this festival. Bromsgrove is a dormitory town about 25 minutes on the train from Birmingham New Street on the line to Worcester. The venue was the Bromsgrove Rugby Club, at Finstall Park, about ten minutes walk from the station. Although the clouds were brooding it didn't actually rain.
The festival was held in a large marquee in the grounds. Over 100 beers were offered, a lot were from microbreweries in the area, and about 40 ciders and perries. Only half pint glasses were used and beer was sold by token in the £2.40-£2.80 per equivalent pint range. The toilets were in the club's main building which had a nice bar with two more beers on hand pump and, of course, one could have drinks other than cask ale and cider/perry, such as wine, spirits and soft drinks.
A very good and locally popular festival and thoroughly recommended. Don't miss the next one.
Information on future festivals will be posted at: www.rbcamra.org.uk