Visitors raise a pint to real ale festival

Bailiff Bridge Beer Festival at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre.Committee members, from the left, Janette Lever-Backhouse, Mark Feasey, Doreen Lever and Julia Baldwin.
Bailiff Bridge Beer Festival at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre.Committee members, from the left, Janette Lever-Backhouse, Mark Feasey, Doreen Lever and Julia Baldwin.

Visitors to the Bailiff Bridge FestivALE indulged in their love of all things real ale, as the event returned last weekend for its third year.

Held at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, the festival was a huge success and raised more than £3,000 for the children’s cancer charity Candlelighters and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Bailiff Bridge Beer Festival at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre. From the left, Carl Midgley, Damian Walton, Ash Wailes, Chris Grimshaw and Adam Midgley.

Bailiff Bridge Beer Festival at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre. From the left, Carl Midgley, Damian Walton, Ash Wailes, Chris Grimshaw and Adam Midgley.

Hundreds turned out to support the event, where 18 real ales from far and wide were on tap for visitors to sample.

Mark Feasey, one of the organisers of the festival, said: “It was great to be back behind a bar in Brighouse having left the pub trade just over a year ago, seeing all my old regulars and having a good chat over some great ale.

“It was a pleasure to help out and organise the event again, and can’t wait to do it all again next year.”

Discussions are already in place to bring the festival back for a fourth year and the committee of the community centre extended their thanks to all who contributed and helped to make the weekend another one to remember.