Gallery: Crowds enjoy Lions ale festival

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 August 2012

Families enjoying the sun and the beer.

Families enjoying the sun and the beer.


THOUSANDS of people soaked up the sun and some fine ales and ciders at the fifth Weston Lions Real Ale and Cider Festival.

The three-day event – the fifth to be held – has been hailed as a record-breaking year, with an estimated £17,500 raised for charity.

The festival, held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Beach Lawns, featured more than 100 ciders and ales, and attracted huge crowds.

Profits will go to charities Bibic, Go Commando and Help For Heroes.

The Lions’ John Manley said: “It was definitely busier than last year, obviously the weather helped a lot.

“We had someone from 40 Commando in Taunton, who is going to Afghanistan, come up to us and say he was pleased about what we were doing, which was really great.”

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