PICTURES: Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival draws huge crowd

PUBLISHED: 17:55 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 07:36 11 July 2017

Nailsea Beer festival.

Nailsea Beer festival.

Archant

A huge crowd enjoyed one of North Somerset’s biggest beer festivals at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club.

Nailsea Beer festival. Nailsea Beer festival.

Delicious local ales and ciders were enjoyed by thousands of people in the sunshine at the Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival from Friday to Sunday.

There were dozens of drinks to try with barrel after barrel lined up in the marquee.

They were all sponsored by businesses and individuals and it meant thousands of pounds were raised for the Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Grand Appeal.

Nailsea Beer festival. Nailsea Beer festival.

The carnival atmosphere made the rugby club the place to be over the weekend.

For younger guests there were plenty of other activities to enjoy as well in the children’s village, including a coconut shy, tuck shop, tombola and a face-painting booth.

There was also stalls open and live music performances throughout the festival.

Nailsea Beer festival. Nailsea Beer festival.

Nailsea Beer festival. Nailsea Beer festival.

Nailsea Beer festival. Nailsea Beer festival.

Nailsea Beer festival. Nailsea Beer festival.

Nailsea Beer festival. Nailsea Beer festival.

Nailsea Beer festival. Nailsea Beer festival.

More from North Somerset Times

Yesterday, 18:00

A social group for elderly people is appealing for new volunteers to help start new sessions.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

North Somerset has been blessed with gloriously hot weather recently, so make the most of it and see what you can enjoy this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A Clevedon netball team has qualified for a prestigious tournament.

Read more
Yeo Moor Primary School Clevedon
Yesterday, 12:33

The driver and passenger of a van which killed a 90-year-old woman after crashing through a wall of her Clevedon home have been released under investigation.

Read more
Clevedon
Yesterday, 12:00

A Nailsea runner helped Avon become national school athletics champions, beating 12 other counties for the coveted title.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Thousands of runners will pound the streets of London on Sunday for the 26.2-mile marathon in a bid to raise cash for their charity. Here are just a few of the runners taking part:

Read more
Thu, 16:56

An elderly Clevedon woman has been conned out of a ‘significant amount of cash’ after being called by a ‘bogus’ police officer.

Read more
Thu, 16:00

A theatre company has become the first in North Somerset to receive funding worth hundreds of thousands from Arts Council England.

Read more
Thu, 16:00

A Healthwatch report has found there has been ‘very little’ improvement in the experiences of stroke survivors using community care services in the past two years.

Read more
Thu, 12:25

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 90-year-old woman was killed when a car hit her house in Clevedon.

Read more
Avon and Somerset Constabulary Clevedon

Most Read

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 10°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications


Follow us on Twitter