Search

Botesdale Greyhound pub prepares for eighth beer festival

11:03 03 May 2012

Chris Burnard, owner of The Greyhound Pub in Botesdale, where the eighth beer festival will be taking place.

Chris Burnard, owner of The Greyhound Pub in Botesdale, where the eighth beer festival will be taking place.

Archant © 2004

A village pub will be hosting its 8th annual beer festival this May bank holiday weekend.

The Greyhound in Botesdale will be offering over 30 real ales and ciders during the festival from May 4-7.

Last year, over 1,200 people passed through the doors over the four days and consumed 4,000 pints of beer, making this one of the biggest independent pub festivals in East Anglia which champions the small brewer.

Among the ales and ciders on offer from local brewers will be Wolf, Buffys, Grain and Earl Soham.

The pub will also be repeating the champagne bar from last year.

On Friday, the festival opens at 5pm with live music at 9pm by united reggae band.

On Saturday, the festival begins at noon with a buskers session at 4pm, followed by live music at 9pm with local band Back Street.

On Sunday, doors open at noon with brother and sister duo Sam and Daisy from 2.30pm and Bungay-based Soulko from 9pm.

On Monday, duo Strapt 4 Cash will perform. There will also be a hog roast every evening.

0 comments

Other news

14:45
Image issued by the British Geological Survey of a graphic showing where an earthquake struck in Sandwich, Kent. Photo: British Geological Survey

Tremors from an earthquake in Kent were felt as far away as Cromer in the early hours of this morning.

Harleston Young Farmers raising money for charity. Left to right, Joe Peacock, Laura Cochrne, Jimmy Meek, Juliette Tompkins, Hannah Bradshaw, Claire Riseborough.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Young farmers in Harleston are starting a running, rowing and cycling fundraising challenge today to raise money for a cancer charity.

Visitors enjoy a previous South Norfolk on Show.

Schools in the Diss, Harleston, Loddon and Wymondham areas are being encouraged to show off the musical talents of their pupils at one of south Norfolk’s major annual events.

Yesterday, 16:16
Breeze Redwine

Talented 12-year-old Breeze Redwine from Starston, near Harleston has made it to the grand final of the TeenStar 2015 competition and will now perform at Birmingham’s NEC in July.

Most Read

Mark Streeter of Courtesy Taxis with the mini bus wrapped in Taylor Swift branding for her new album, to be used for the Radio 1 Big Weekend. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

While most people are walking or catching a bus or train to the Big Weekend, for some lucky Taylor Swift fans, their ride will be paid for by the star.

Read more
Norwich
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Blue Moon in Diss which is to close. The shop is owned by Julie Reynolds.

Matthew Sparkes

Two independent stores in Diss are being forced to close down in the New Year as recession-hit shoppers continue to slash their budgets.

Fair trade clothing and craft shop Blue Moon, on St Nicholas Street, and fashion retailer Tigertail in Norfolk House Yard are both in the process of clearing stock and winding down.

Read more
14:45
Image issued by the British Geological Survey of a graphic showing where an earthquake struck in Sandwich, Kent. Photo: British Geological Survey

Tremors from an earthquake in Kent were felt as far away as Cromer in the early hours of this morning.

Read more
Twitter
Yesterday, 16:15

A driver who veered onto the wrong side of the road causing a three-vehicle accident which killed a grandfather-of-five avoided an immediate jail term and was given a suspended sentence.

Read more
Norwich
Visitors enjoy a previous South Norfolk on Show.

Schools in the Diss, Harleston, Loddon and Wymondham areas are being encouraged to show off the musical talents of their pupils at one of south Norfolk’s major annual events.

Read more
South Norfolk Council

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition