Cheers to Brackley beer festival

The hard-working team at Saturday's beer festival take a well-deserved rest. NNL-150728-124337001
The hard-working team at Saturday's beer festival take a well-deserved rest. NNL-150728-124337001

More than 3,000 people came to Brackley Park on Saturday to enjoy what was the town’s biggest beer festival ever.

Sixty casks of ale were brought in for the event – now in its 15th year – and as the crowds came to see what tipples they fancied, the casks ran out completely by mid-afternoon.

The sun shone in Brackley at the weekend for the town's beer festival, which was attended by more than 3,00 people. NNL-150728-124349001

The sun shone in Brackley at the weekend for the town's beer festival, which was attended by more than 3,00 people. NNL-150728-124349001

As well as the vast selection of ales on offer, there was 
lots of activities for families 
to enjoy including a bouncy castle, face painting and games.

The day was organised by Brackley Round Table and James Butler, vice-chairman, said the day was a success.

He added: “We moved to the park three years ago because we outgrew the town hall by a considerable amount because we had to turn people away which we didn’t want to do.

“We want to be able to welcome families and children to the festival and put on lots of activities for the younger people. In terms of numbers we had more than 3,300 people in the park which is incredible, we were incredibly lucky with the weather!”

The sun shone in Brackley at the weekend for the town's beer festival, which was attended by more than 3,00 people. NNL-150728-124400001

The sun shone in Brackley at the weekend for the town's beer festival, which was attended by more than 3,00 people. NNL-150728-124400001

Live music was also provided throughout the day, and included performances from The Estrellas, Just Nuisance, Lock Down, Supernoise and Hope and Glory.

The event raised funds every year for good causes, and Mr Butler added advice has been taken on board to help make next year’s event an even bigger success.

He added: “I know that the ladies toilets had long queues on the day, 30 minutes in some places but we are aware of that and will be looking to solve that problem for next year.

“We have listened to the advice from people and what we could do differently.

“The comments though on Facebook from people who attended has been totally overwhelming.”