Fancy a pint? Annual beer festival attracts hundreds to Beccles Public Hall

Alec Talbot, Julie Grimmer and Dean Rose enjoy the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Fe

Alec Talbot, Julie Grimmer and Dean Rose enjoy the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival at the Public Hall.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Beccles has been playing host to hundreds of beer enthusiasts as the town holds its annual three-day beer festival.

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival. Picture: Nick

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Those who like a pint or three began flocking to Beccles Public Hall last night (Friday, November 18), where they were treated to special ales from 26 breweries and cider from four cider makers, all from across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Continuing across Saturday until 11pm and on Sunday from midday to 6pm, the festival is welcoming Waveney’s newest brewery, ‘Bull of the Woods’ from Kirby Cane.

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival at the Public

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival at the Public Hall.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The festival is also offering live music and a selection of hot and cold snacks.

Co-organiser Graham Elliott said: “This is an event that really puts Beccles on the map and benefits the town as a whole.

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival. Picture: Nick

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

“We’re limited with space but it’s great to promote Beccles and our fantastic public hall.”

Funds are being raised over the course of the weekend for Beccles lido.

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival..Picture: Nick

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival..Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

For more information about the Beccles Beer Festival, visit www.becclesbeerfestival.co.uk.

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Aartwork provide the opening act at the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival at trhe Public Hall.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Aartwork provide the opening act at the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival. Pic

Aartwork provide the opening act at the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival at the Public

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival at the Public Hall.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival at the Public

Hundreds of people attend the opening evening of the 6th Annual Beccles Beer Festival at the Public Hall.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher