Bardsey Beer Festival sets new records to aid village hall funds

NAWN 1803242AM8 Bardsey Beer Festival. Linda Hook, Gill Swayby-Ward, Margaret Brotherwood, Martin Ward, Rosie Steniford and James Morgan. (1893242AM8)
NAWN 1803242AM8 Bardsey Beer Festival. Linda Hook, Gill Swayby-Ward, Margaret Brotherwood, Martin Ward, Rosie Steniford and James Morgan. (1893242AM8)

Organisers of the eighth Bardsey Beer Festival say over £7,000 has been raised for the Village Hall Development Fund.

The event, last Friday and Saturday, saw a record attendance of 250 sponsors and their guests on the Friday.

Spokesman Martin Ward said: “These, along with a large crowd on Saturday taking advantage of the dry weather, added up to a highly successful festival with many families as well as singles enjoying the facilities and the music.

“Currently we estimate that we have raised over £7k towards the Village Hall Development Fund.”

Sue, Trish and their team provided huge quantities of food and over 300 Setchfield pork pies which was washed down by over 2,000 pints of beer from 16 Yorkshire micro breweries, cider from orchards of Husthwaite and Prosecco.

Martin added: “The Bardsey Beer Festival has raised over £50k for improvements to our Village Hall since its inception.

“This has been achieved through a small team of dedicated helpers and volunteers, supported by our numerous sponsors.

“We thank them all for their continued support and generosity. A special mention must go to Reward Capital, Murray Harcourt & HLW Keeble Hawson who have stayed the course for many years.”

He added: “The improvements to the Village Hall are very clear to see. The new kitchen, toilets, windows and doors, seating, entertainment - lighting, projecting, music and sound systems - have all been very well received.

“With this year’s funds we will be concentrating on the exterior of the building.”