A PUB will showcase a variety of real ales at its annual beer festival this Bank Holiday weekend.
More than 20 types of beer collected from breweries in Derbyshire will be available at The Bull in Shocklach from tomorrow (Good Friday), as part of its yearly festival which focuses on ales from counties all over the UK.
This year marks the sixth festival since pub owner Jon Cox took over the Bull three and a half years ago with his wife Lindsay.
Since the couple relaunched the derelict building, along with its sister pub, The Yew Tree Inn in Bunbury, The Bull has been listed in the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Good Beer Guide, Michelin Guide and Sawdays.
And any members of CAMRA who visit The Bull’s Beer Festival this weekend will be able to sample the beer for just 20p a pint.
Jon, 32, who lives at The Bull, says he is expecting an excellent turnout for the festival:
“Lots of people want to try different ales nowadays – especially the younger crowd,” he said.
“In the past it has always been seen as an old man’s drink but it’s recently become fashionable again. We get as big a younger crowd as old.”
He added: “Real ale is a growing market and we’re offering it in halves and full pints so people can try all different sorts. The other festivals have been very successful and I’m expecting a really good turnout.”
The festival runs until Sunday.