Darwen to host first real ale festival

THE first Darwen real ale and cider festival kicks off at the end of the month.

The festival has been funded by Darwen Town Council and organised by chairman of the town’s Bar U scheme, Adam Hulme.

It will take place over 10 days, from Friday, November 30, to December Sunday, December 9.

Fifteen pubs have signed up to take part.

They are The Anchor, Hollins Grove Conservative Club, The Engineers, The Alexandra, The British Queen, The Millstone, The Bridgewater, Bridge Street Sports and Social Club, Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap, The Belgrave, The Black Horse, The Spinners, The Swan, The Park and The Greenfield.

Maps showing the location of all pubs are available from any of the pubs taking part.

On the back of the map is a space to get a stamp after buying a pint in each pub.

Once 10 stamps are collected, a free T-shirt can be claimed.

Local ales from Darwen brewers Hopstar, Fallon’s and Jubilee Tower will be available.

Comments (6)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:49am Wed 14 Nov 12

past it says...

What? 10 stamps = 10 pints= more p heads in Darwen, fantastic just what the town needs.
What? 10 stamps = 10 pints= more p heads in Darwen, fantastic just what the town needs. past it

8:53am Wed 14 Nov 12

mavrick says...

Disgraceful event it should be banned. we can't have people enjoying themselves drinking alcohol. This sets a bad example to young people and could cost the NHS thousands treating alcohol related problems, It could shorten working lives therefore reducing income tax, If we allow this, people will probably turn to eating unhealthy food with the same dire consequences. It might degenerate further leading people to smoke, This has to be stopped for the good of the nation.
Disgraceful event it should be banned. we can't have people enjoying themselves drinking alcohol. This sets a bad example to young people and could cost the NHS thousands treating alcohol related problems, It could shorten working lives therefore reducing income tax, If we allow this, people will probably turn to eating unhealthy food with the same dire consequences. It might degenerate further leading people to smoke, This has to be stopped for the good of the nation. mavrick

9:10am Wed 14 Nov 12

BigOrra says...

past it wrote:
What? 10 stamps = 10 pints= more p heads in Darwen, fantastic just what the town needs.
It doesn't have to be 10 pints in one session. The event lasts for ten days, so it could be 1 pint a day if you're so keen to get a t shirt. Read the article properly before hitting the moan button. Anyway, most people who enjoy sampling proper ale are not p*** heads, as you put it. Lighten up
[quote][p][bold]past it[/bold] wrote: What? 10 stamps = 10 pints= more p heads in Darwen, fantastic just what the town needs.[/p][/quote]It doesn't have to be 10 pints in one session. The event lasts for ten days, so it could be 1 pint a day if you're so keen to get a t shirt. Read the article properly before hitting the moan button. Anyway, most people who enjoy sampling proper ale are not p*** heads, as you put it. Lighten up BigOrra

10:23am Wed 14 Nov 12

Progressive Penguin says...

past it wrote:
What? 10 stamps = 10 pints= more p heads in Darwen, fantastic just what the town needs.
Yeah... coz a pint a day is excessive drinking!
[quote][p][bold]past it[/bold] wrote: What? 10 stamps = 10 pints= more p heads in Darwen, fantastic just what the town needs.[/p][/quote]Yeah... coz a pint a day is excessive drinking! Progressive Penguin

10:27am Wed 14 Nov 12

Progressive Penguin says...

is it really the first real ale festival? The Black Horse used to hold a real ale festival - My brother has still got a couple of the T-Shirts
is it really the first real ale festival? The Black Horse used to hold a real ale festival - My brother has still got a couple of the T-Shirts Progressive Penguin

2:19pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Smee Again says...

10 T Shirts for me then! Luvvly Jubbly,
10 T Shirts for me then! Luvvly Jubbly, Smee Again

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree