Maidenhead Beer Festival 'a great success'

Maidenhead Beer Festival 'a great success'

Luke Matthews

Maidenhead Beer Festival 'a great success'

Beer was the order of the day as Maidenhead United Football Club hosted the town's first three-day beer festival.

About 1,400 people attended the event in York Road between Friday and Sunday which was organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

More than 20 ciders and perries were on offer alongside the 71 beers, including those from a number of Berkshire breweries.

The festival included live music from rock artists Kindred Spirit and The Skin and Blister band, as well as Maidenhead United's pre-season friendly match against Luton Town.

Despite the loss, a large crowd turned out in great spirits to support the Magpies and enjoy Saturday's special hog roast, proving to be the festival's most popular day.

"The weekend was a complete success," said Stephen Goodall of the Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead branch of CAMRA.

"Everyone was so well behaved and it brought people from other areas into Maidenhead, which helped to support local shops which is what everyone wants."

CAMRA, who organise the world famous Great British Beer Festival, are a volunteer run organisation which campaign for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights.

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