Pub event brings countryside to the city

PACKED The Rose in June
PACKED The Rose in June

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REVELLERS attended an annual country-themed festival and helped raise £2,000 for a good cause.

Customers packed out The Rose in June in Milton Road, Portsmouth, for the two-day annual Charity Folk and Beer Festival.

The event was held in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which helps fund research into finding a cure for the condition.

Landlord Paul Saynor aimed to bring ‘a bit of country into the city’.

There were performances from the Victory Morris, Island Cloggers and Chequered Flag and music from many artists including The Day of the Ramblement, Contagious Vibes, Dicey Riley, Broadside Folk, and Shep Woolley.

All artists performed at the event for free.

Festival goers enjoyed 23 real ales and eight ciders and perrys.

Mr Saynor added: ‘This is our fifth year running this event since my sister passed away with motor neurone disease and the weather has always been good to us.

‘I am sure it has something to do with Alison who is looking after us.

‘We try to do more each year.’