The 28th Chester Charity Beer Festival has been hailed a success with almost £15,000 expected to have been raised for local charities and good causes.
The festival, which was organised by Chester Round Table and The Grosvenor Knights (41 Club), was opened on Thursday, May 12 by the Sheriff of Chester Alex Black and attracted a crowd of 2,000 visitors over the three-day event.
He enjoyed some light ales and chatted to guests at the sponsors party.
Phil Robson of Round Table said: “It takes a tremendous effort to make this event happen and we are thrilled to be standing shoulder to shoulder with 41 Club. Most of 41 Club worked on the first Beer Festival when they were members of Round Table. Their experience and commitment is invaluable.
“We couldn’t do it without our sponsors and we are grateful to everyone that supported us. We would like to extend special thanks to The Mill Hotel & Spa and Hickory’s. We think we have the best Beer Festival in the North West and that’s only possible because we work with the best.
“We had three fantastic live bands on every night including festival veterans Safehouse, MGB, Ego King and The Fakes. We also welcomed for the first time Straw Dogs, Red Basil and the Cheesy Milk Men, High Frequency and Fortune Sellars. The raffles were organised by The Hospice of the Good Shepherd , Countess AMU and SPACE.”
Festival organiser Kelvin Lawson of Round Table said: “We expect to raise more than £15,000 for local charities and good causes. We encourage the people of Chester to contact us on our Facebook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org with nominations. We have donated more than £10,000 in the last 12 months and we expect to do the same before the 29th Chester Charity Beer Festival.”