King’s Meaburn Beer Festival 2010

Get yourselves down to The White Horse in Kings Meaburn because all this weekend they’re offering the finest selection of Real Ales that I’ve ever seen gathered in one tent! I spent many hours chatting merrily with good folk and trying these ales by the half pint. It’s £5.60 for two half pint tickets and its worth chatting to the bar staff and fellow customers to point you in the right direction – or steer you off a less favoured brew!

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I have a sweet tooth and so particularly favoured Strawberry, Raspberry and Tring – the pocket of a toad. The Pendle Witches’ Brew was stronger medicine. I hardly scratched the surface. It would take a very pleasant while to become thoroughly acquainted with all the barrels I saw. Ian and Libby helped orient me. “You have to try ’em and find one you really like and stick with it ,” he advises, sounds wise advice to me.

The live music’s good, the ladies get prettier with each passing glassful, the variety of live ales is phenomenal and the atmosphere is congenial, gentle, fun and family friendly! Kids happily playing together, dogs rolling on their backs getting their tum’s scratched, lots of crack (the chat, not the cocaine derivative) and lots of good ale and cider.

Bring a folding chair or sit on a hay bale. You can camp on site, there’re good WC facilities.