Brewery runs smuggler’s trail of Robin Hood’s Bay

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The secrets of smuggling in Robin Hood’s Bay will be revealed on a guided ‘ale trail’ around the town.

Local brewery Baytown Beers are running the Taste of Smuggling event on Saturday August 27 at 5pm, after a similar walk organised as part of the North York Moors National Park’s Walkfest 2016 sold out.

Guide Paul Johnston will lead the tour from the museum on Fisherhead and take the group past 18th-century buildings and the cottages which are home to stories of smugglers.

The walk will finish with a beer tasting session and the chance to sample smuggler-themed ales, including Smuggler’s Haul, Press Gang’s Arrival, Revenue’s Revenge and Petticoat’s Deceit.

As an ale expert, Paul will also outline each variety’s history and background. The brewery’s Baytown Bitter is on tap in the Victoria Hotel.

“The walk offers a rare chance to hear true life tales of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past. Add in smuggler’s tunnels, hidden chambers and secret doorways and the visitor will be in for an historical treat,” said Paul.

Places cost £7.50 per person and pre-booking is essential. Contact Baytown on 01947 880513.