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Money For Old Rope is the top toast at successful festival

Banbury's annual beer festival, held at the TA centre on Oxford Road.  Pictured here is Louise Walker from Banbury CAMRA. Picture by Lucy Ford NNL-141005-182947009

Banbury's annual beer festival, held at the TA centre on Oxford Road. Pictured here is Louise Walker from Banbury CAMRA. Picture by Lucy Ford NNL-141005-182947009

This year’s Banbury Beer Festival has been labelled the best yet by organisers.

The three-day event was organised by the North Oxfordshire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) group and held at the Territorial Army Centre on Oxford Road from last Thursday to Saturday. About 1,500 people enjoyed sampling more than 100 different British beers, ciders and perries.

Tim Wilkins, CAMRA member and festival organiser, said: “The event went extremely well. Our top priority for the festival is that the staff and visitors enjoy themselves, which they did.

“It also gave people a fantastic opportunity to go along and meet up with CAMRA members and enjoy different beers.”

Mr Wilkins added that about 20 people joined the north Oxfordshire branch during the beer festival. The best beer, as voted for by visitors on the three days, was a stout called Money For Old Rope by Bespoke Brewery in Gloucestershire.

The event was sponsored by Hook Norton Brewery, Speedy Hire and Wye Valley Brewery. Mr Wilkins said: “We work really closely with the local brewers in the area and the festival really encourages them to showcase their beers to CAMRA 
members and the general public.

“We have run this event for 14 years and this year was the most enjoyable one I have been to.

“I hope everyone else who attended enjoyed it too.”

 

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