Cheers to the beers as Peterborough Beer Festival gets under way

The Peterborough CAMRA Forty-Thirst Beer Festival got off to a flying start with more than 4,200 visitors flocking to the embankment on Tuesday's opening night, writes Rosie Boon.

Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 12:33 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:15 pm
Peterborough Beer Festival 2018. EMN-180821-215350009

Last year more than 30,000 turned up to enjoy the festival and the organising committee this year expect similar numbers if not more.

Visitors can expect a wide range of drinks to choose from; over 400 draught real ales, 80 varieties of cider and perry, 50 unique gins and a wide range of wines. Soft drinks are available as well as a mix of food outlets for when you’re feeling peckish.

Mike Lane, chair of the organising committee for the Beer Festival, said: “We were very pleased with it so far and the figures we’ve seen. The weather came out for us so a lot of people got to enjoy their beers in the sunshine. The gin bar has gone down extremely well, better than expected! ”

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Peterborough Beer Festival 2018. The Bateman's team EMN-180821-214959009

While sipping on drinks, guests can enjoy a great line up of live acts everyday. Entertainment starts earlier over the final two days; from 4pm on Friday and 2 pm on Saturday. Closing the event, The Killerz, expect to bring a huge buzz and end the event on a high.

Entry costs £2 for non members between noon and 3pm and £6 afterwards. Pass outs are available.

Peterborough Beer Festival 2018. The Coopers Euan Findlay and Jonathan Manby. EMN-180821-215010009
Peterborough Beer Festival 2018. The Mark Jeffery and David Roach on the games stand. EMN-180821-215245009
Peterborough Beer Festival 2018. The Jo Dawkins, Sarah Hutchinson, Clair Albone and Rawanne Elliott on the gin stand. EMN-180821-215022009
Peterborough Beer Festival 2018. Quentin Bambridge and Mick Conway collecting for the RNLI EMN-180821-215317009
Peterborough Beer Festival 2018. Andy Simmonds and Matt Mace (committee members) EMN-180821-214948009
Peterborough Beer Festival 2018. Mayor of Peterborough Coun. Chris Ash with Nicki Ford from Adnams's EMN-180821-215328009
Peterborough Beer Festival 2018. EMN-180821-215234009