Cheers! Town’s beer festival back again

Stuart House Hotel and Vancouver Round Table King's Lynn Beer Festival. LtoR, Sam Jones, Matt Roberts, landlord Dave Armes and Steve Lemmom. ANL-150723-131412009
Stuart House Hotel and Vancouver Round Table King's Lynn Beer Festival. LtoR, Sam Jones, Matt Roberts, landlord Dave Armes and Steve Lemmom. ANL-150723-131412009

The 19th King’s Lynn Beer Festival organised by Vancouver Round Table and the Stuart House Hotel will take place next week.

The selection of ales available comes from all over the country as well as local brews.

Last year, from the many different ales at the King’s Lynn Beer Festival, there were many winners from the Great British Beer Festival in London, which had almost 1,000 beers.

This confirms the quality and standard of those available at the Lynn festival.

David Armes, proprietor of the Stuart House, said that the beers on offer this year spanned the whole country.

“We have the Welsh beer from the Tiny Rebel brewery, Cwtch, which was a gold award winner at the GB Beer Festival.

“We also have Titanic’s Plum Porter, which was last year’s gold winner in the speciality section.”

“Other brews to look out for are Scapa Special, from the Highland Brewery in Scotland, which won the 2015 Best Bitter Award at the GB Beer Festival, and we have plenty of beers from Cornwall, including Thornbridge’s Jaipur IPA, which has a hint of chilli.”

There is also a good selection of ciders on offer, including Broadoak Moonshine and Weston’s Raspberry Twist.

The festival offers probably the largest selection of real ales in West Norfolk, good food and superb entertainment each evening.

The bar of the hotel is well known in CAMRA circles and the hotel has been formally recognised in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for the last 18 years.

It is also the Vancouver Round Table’s meeting place and hence the natural alliance in promoting the event at one of Lynn busiest times of year.

A proportion of the profits from the event, unlike many other beer festivals staged throughout the country, is used by the Round Table to help support local charities.

This years charity is the Engaging Theatre Company which helps disabled and underprivileged people integrate into the community.

The event is held at the Stuart House Hotel in Goodwins Road on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

On Thursday, the festival is open 5pm to 11 and on the other days, 12-11.

There is entertainment too from 8.30pm each evening. The first night sees the Hillbilly Cats (50’s and 60’s classics) perform, Friday it is Keno Kings (blues) and Saturday the covers band of Dezoot.