A toast to festival success

Beer festival at the Bailiff Bridge Community Cemtre.
Beer festival at the Bailiff Bridge Community Cemtre.

A BEER festival was so popular it almost ran out of ale.

The three-day festival at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre has been hailed a huge success by locals and people who travelled from across Yorkshire to attend.

Beer festival at the Bailiff Bridge Community Cemtre. Organiser Trevor Lever.

Beer festival at the Bailiff Bridge Community Cemtre. Organiser Trevor Lever.

The festival organised by Trevor Lever and the community association with the help of Mark Feasey and Rob Moffat from The Ship Inn, Brighouse, also raised money for two charities, Overgate Hospice and the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, as well as raising the profile of the community centre.

There were 18 real ales available and three ciders and Trevor said by Saturday evening they had run out of 15 real ales and all the ciders.

“We are very happy with how it has gone and the response of people has been great. We haven’t had a single complaint apart from the fact that we weren’t selling larger.

“The festival was packed and it was a chance to show all those people the community centre. Most of them have been very impressed and we have taken quite a few bookings over the weekend,” he said.

“The charity aspect was important and we are still counting the cost. I think it will be a reasonable amount.

“Once we have sorted everything from this one we are hoping to plan another for next year.

“I would like to thank Mark and his team who helped us because without them it wouldn’t have been as successful and would have looked amateur. Also to Barclays who are matching the amount we raise for the charities and everyone else who helped over the weekend.”