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Visitors say cheers to ale

REAL ale fans turned out in force for the Solihull & District Beer Festival, which took place earlier this month.

REAL ale fans turned out in force for the Solihull & District Beer Festival, which took place earlier this month.

Solihull entertainer Malcolm Stent (pictured) was asked along to officially open the two-day event and a steady stream of locals crowded in to the Royal British Legion

Around 40 beers, two ciders and a perry were on offer and drinkers could also enjoy performances by the Silhill Morris Men and the Emma Kotka Band.

A Solihull CAMRA spokesman said: “The festival was declared a resounding success by all and many compliments were passed on the range and quality of the real ales available.”

Preparations have already started for the 12th festival, taking place in October next year. If you can’t wait that long then a separate event has already got underway at two of Solihull’s most popular hostelries.

A 19-day festival will be taking place at The White Swan, in Station Road, and The Assembly Rooms, in Poplar Road, with tipples on offer from as far afield as Japan and New Zealand.

Dawn Lingley-Webster, manager of The White Swan, said: “The festival will give people the opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of UK and international beers.”

The event will run until November 15.

 

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