The first ever Feltwell Beer Festival, held over August bank holiday, was a resounding success.
The four-day event, which took place over three venues, raised almost £250 for local and national charities with over 1,000 pints of real ales and ciders being downed by thirsty drinkers.
Chris Samuels, a Feltwell parish councillor and organiser of the event, said: “I’d like to thank everyone from Feltwell and further afield who took part in some way at the Chequers (pictured above), West End and the Social Club.
“The event generated a combined turnover of £14,000 which equates to around £13 for every household in Feltwell. We raised a few hundred pounds for charity but we expect that figure to be much higher next year.
“Around 70 festival T-shirts and 50 pint glasses were sold and the extra stock will all be pure profit for charity when we hold a bigger and better event next year.
“The event attracted a lot of real ale enthusiasts from right across East Anglia, keen to try out some of over 30 brews on sale, and generated a lot of interest in the village.
“We currently don’t have a fair or a carnival so this represented a great way of getting everyone out.
“The sunny weather helped a lot!”
The festival, sponsored by London Building Control, featured many events around the village including a pub quiz, talent contest, live music and a family fun day featuring face painting and a bouncy castle.