Thousands turn up for the 14th Real Ale Festival in Minehead despite the gloomy weather (From Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News)
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Thousands turn up for the 14th Real Ale Festival in Minehead despite the gloomy weather
11:05am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
THOUSANDS of ale lovers turned up to celebrate the 14th Campaign for Real Ales (CAMRA), festival at West Somerset Railway this weekend.
The festival, which highlights some of the county’s best ale, attracted more than 3,000 visitors, despite the gloomy weather.
There were bands, food and plenty of different drinks to keep the masses entertained.
Festival organiser, Glen Willis, hailed the event a massive successful.
He said: “It was a wonderful weekend and we had a great turnout.
“We have so many people that come year on year, and seeing everyone enjoying themselves and the atmosphere is the highlight for me.”
Mr. Willis thanked all the unpaid CAMRA volunteers, the West Somerset Railway and Yeovil Ales, who were this year’s main sponsor.
He added: “We make a really good team and plans are already underway for next year.
“As it’s the 15th festival we might try and do something special like introduce a new beer.”
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