Ale-lovers pack into pub as beer festival returns to Portchester
A POPULAR beer festival drew in the crowds with 60 different ales and ciders.
The Delme Arms, in Portchester, held its third festival over the bank holiday weekend.
Beer-lovers packed out the Cams Hill pub to try the new flavours it had on offer.
Couple Jerry and Elaine King, from Fareham, went along for the first time.
Jerry, 35, said: ‘We heard about the festival from a friend and decided to try it.
‘They had a lot more on offer than I thought so it has been great trying the different ales.’
Elaine agreed. She added: ‘This is definitely a festival we would come to again.’
Alongside the range of ales and cider, 10 bands from the area also performed.
Darren Longfield, from Portchester, said the atmosphere was great.
‘You can relax, listen to some great local talent and enjoy a beer – there’s nothing better,’ he said.
The festival started on Friday and has been the most successful organised by owner Neil Matthews. He said their variety of craft ales and ciders has grown since the festival started in 2015.