A LOCAL pub is apparently staging a beer festival by bringing in two additional ales.
The Queen Victoria Inn announced the ‘Vic Beer Fest’ with a banner on its garden fence and posters showing royalty-free images of tankards taken from the internet.
Patron Wayne Hayes said: “I must admit I thought there might be a bit more to it than this.
“The so-called festival beers are called Otter’s Reach and Amber Dawn. Otter’s Reach is a bit paler, or maybe it’s the other way around.”
The pub has averaged thirteen punters a night during the week-long festival, with revellers keen to sample the slightly different ales.
Landlord Julian Cook said: “We were going to have a ska band on Saturday, the climactic day of the beer festival, but they cancelled because their van is broken.
“Tomorrow night is going to be a big one though, there’s free bar snacks before 6.30pm.
“It’s a big pork pie cut into chunks, just on the cusp of being out-of-date but totally fine.”