Portchester Beer Festival to return next month

Pulling the pints are (left to right), Linda Bentley and Terry Chapman. Picture Ian Hargreaves  (160573-1)
Pulling the pints are (left to right), Linda Bentley and Terry Chapman. Picture Ian Hargreaves (160573-1)

PUNTERS are being invited to the 17th outing of a beer festival.

The highly-popular Portchester Beer Festival returns to Portchester Community Centre on April 13.

Organisers will showcase more than 30 ales and ciders, sourced from all over the UK.

It will raise money for Portchester Community Centre, which will use the proceeds as a means to improve their facilities.

The centre is an integral part of the community providing a wide variety of events, from toddler groups to social activities for the elderly.

The event will have two sessions, one in the afternoon from 12pm to 5pm, and one in the evening from 6pm to 11pm.

Carol Mertens is the centre manager.

She said: 'Portchester Beer Festival is an established event in the local community providing a fun-filled evening showcasing the best of local and regional ales.

'What is so special about the event is the money we raise for the community centre which is itself a registered charity.'

Tickets are now on sale for £10 per person – strictly over-18s only.

The cost of entry includes a souvenir pint glass, programme, and two drink tokens.

Hundreds of people pour through the doors each year at the popular event.

Tickets can be booked online at ticketsource.co.uk/porchester-community-centre

Alternatively, book a ticket in person at Portchester Community Centre in Westlands Grove.

Local beers will be on offer along with those established nationally.