Festival is a cracker for Whitby’s beer and cider drinkers

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This year’s Whitby Beer Festival, held in aid of Whitby and District Lions Club, is on from Thursday (July 26) to Sunday, with more than 30 real beers and ciders to sample.

The popular festival is being hosted at the Whitby Mission and Seafarers Centre on Haggersgate.

A spokesman said: “On behalf of Whitby and District Lions we thank you for your past and continued support of this local charity event and look forward wholeheartedly to seeing you there.

“All money raised from the festival helps to support the many local charities which Whitby Lions donate to each year, we also give vital funds to the many personal good causes within the local area which in particularly find it hard to access and raise the funding required.

“As a club, we also run our Disability Scooter Programme which hires out mobility scooters (free of charge) to anyone who has difficulty getting out and about.

“We also have an ongoing effort to raise awareness of diabetes through a number of different events throughout the year.

“The £5 entry fee to the festival includes a commemorative festival glass tankard (to keep), a festival real ale and cider guide, and one beer token.”

The festival boasts more than 30 real ales and ciders, all available to sample (in ½ pint measures), giving people the perfect opportunity to experience and appreciate the wonderful variety of styles and flavours on offer.

Fresh, locally produced food will be available throughout the festival period and may provide a complimentary addition to the choice of beverage.

The festival is open for all to enjoy and in the past has attracted an excellent variety of visitors including families, holiday makers and real ale enthusiasts.