IN PICTURES: Weston Lions Club’s real ale and cider festival a success despite bad weather

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 August 2018

Weston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim Lloyd

Weston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Cider and real ale flowed freely after more than 5,000 people turned out to this year’s beer festival.

Weston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim LloydWeston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim Lloyd

The Weston Lions Club again hosted a successful three-day festival down on the town’s Beach Lawns where people were able to sit back and enjoy some live music while sampling the very best in local cider and beer.

Club president John Holland said the festival from Friday to Sunday was hit slightly by the ‘uncertain’ weather forecasts but he was still happy people turned out in their thousands to help the club raise money for its causes.

He added: “The atmosphere in the marquee was amazing and we had many comments regarding the choice of beers and ciders, the music and the choice of food available.”

The final tally is not yet known but all profits raised will go to Weston Hospital’s Scanner Appeal, Guide Dogs For The Blind, hearing dogs and many more.

Weston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim LloydWeston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim Lloyd

A race night fundraiser was also held on July 26.

Weston cider and ale festival. Picture: John BrittonWeston cider and ale festival. Picture: John Britton

People enjoying the Weston Lions Club's real ale festival. Picture: Georgina Barry.People enjoying the Weston Lions Club's real ale festival. Picture: Georgina Barry.

Weston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim LloydWeston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim Lloyd

Weston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim LloydWeston cider and ale festival. Picture: Tim Lloyd

People enjoying the Weston Lions Club's real ale festival. Picture: Georgina Barry.People enjoying the Weston Lions Club's real ale festival. Picture: Georgina Barry.

Weston cider and ale festival. Picture: John BrittonWeston cider and ale festival. Picture: John Britton

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