Dunstable real ale fans drank the place dry!

Danielle Rawles serving pints at beer festival
Danielle Rawles serving pints at beer festival

This year’s Dunstable Beer & Cider Festival was such a success that the third and final day had to be cancelled!

Visitors to the event in a marquee at Grove House Gardens had virtually drunk the place dry after the first two days – Friday and Saturday.

The festival, featuring 32 cask ales and 14 ciders and perries, plus fish and chips and live entertainment, was organised by Dunstable Town Council and opened by town clerk and chief executive David Ashlee on Friday evening.

The next day, newly elected mayor Councillor Terry Stock pulled a pint and met many festival visitors. But with supplies running out, it was decided not to open on Sunday.

Organiser Lisa Vincent said: “This has been a brilliant festival and the turnout was tremendous. Thank you to everyone for their support, the festival visitors, volunteers, sponsors and CAMRA members.”

> See this week’s Dunstable Gazette, out on Wednesday, for more pictures.