Raising a glass to mark all things ale

Celebarting a year with a beer festival at the Old Gate, Market Street, Hebden Bridge.
Celebarting a year with a beer festival at the Old Gate, Market Street, Hebden Bridge.

Gallons of real ale, fantastic live music and an atmospheric setting in the heart of Hebden Bridge will help to make the first Old Gate Beer Festival one to enjoy.

The festival, hosted by the Old Gate Bar and Restaurant, promises to thrill real-ale enthusiasts.

20 real ales will be available across the weekend, from breweries including the Hebden Brewing Company, the Saltaire Brewing Company, the Summer Wine Brewery, plus many more.

Sam Booth, General Manager at the Old Gate, said: “It’s the first one we’ve done and it’s to celebrate our first year of opening and it being a success.

“We’re just hoping that people turn out to support us, so that year on year we can turn it into a regular event.

“There will be a few beers which are a bit out of the ordinary, so hopefully people will give different things a go.”

Live music will also be a highlight of the weekend, with popular local bands including Raid and Stations making an appearance.

The festival will run from Thursday October 16 to Sunday October 19 and beer will be served from 10am until late.

For more information, contact the Old Gate Bar and Restaurant on 01422 843993.