Bardsey Beer Festival

Bardsey Beer Festival - Pictured on the left is Martin Ward who is the main organiser for the festival (s)
Bardsey Beer Festival - Pictured on the left is Martin Ward who is the main organiser for the festival (s)

Much needed refurbishments at Bardsey Village Hall are in sight for this summer.

And four years of fundraising is set to receive a welcome boost on Saturday when the village stages its annual beer festival.

Village Hall Development Fund spokesman Martin Ward said: “The money raised this year will be added to the past three years’ profits and from other money raising ventures resulting in some much needed facilities being started in the village hall in July.

“We envisage that once the project is complete it will be a place for all the residents of Bardsey to be proud of.”

He added: “A special mention goes to David Jones, Reward Capital Finance, whose support over the last four years has helped us raise a large amount of the money required for the hall‘s development.”

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds Coun Thomas and Edna Murray will open the beer festival at the village hall on Saturday at noon.

A host of beers and ciders from around Yorkshire will be on offer at the event sponsored by Reward Capital Finance, Park Lane Homes and Murray Harcourt.

Among the 30 beers will be old favourites from Leeds Brewery and a number of new beers including Spring Gold from a micro-brewery in Collingham.

All the award winning ciders are being provided by Ampleforth Abbey and community enterprise Orchards of Husthwaite.

Cover band This Way Up and two other music acts will be on stage throughout the day.

And tasty treats will be available to punters.

Martin Ward said: “We are really excited about Bardsey’s fourth beer festival and hope that the whole community comes together once again to enjoy another fun packed day.

“The Bardsey bowling club will also be putting on ‘taster sessions’, so if you are over seven years of age make sure to bring your trainers.”

The entrance fee of just £5 includes a commemorative glass and programme.