With spring rapidly giving way to summer, the trend for pubs to hold their own beer festivals continues un-abated. This weekend sees beer festivals at several local pubs, thereby cleverly avoiding last weeks long Bank Holiday weekend. In addition, our local football team, Tonbridge Angels are again running Angelfest, a weekend of beer, cider and live music, at their Longmead Stadium ground.
This highly successful event is now in its third year, but unfortunately I will have to give both this festival, plus the pub ones a miss, as I am off to Norfolk for a long weekend. Still it’s not doom and gloom by a long way, as it’s a family get-together with my eldest sister over from her home in the United States.
It’s several years since I last saw her, so it will be good to meet up again. No doubt too we’ll get to visit a local pub or two, and sample some local ale. In the meantime, good luck to anyone (pub, club or other organisation), holding a beer festival this weekend.
For local readers, this weekend’s beer festivals are:
Angelfest – Longmead Stadium, Tonbridge
The Beacon – Tea Garden Lane, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells
Little Brown Jug, Chiddingstone Causeway (opp. Penshurst station)
Apologies to any other local pub, club or other organisation that I haven’t mentioned, who are also running a beer festival this weekend.