Lions toast new festival venue

Brigg Lions Club members treat themselves to a pint before the rush arrived.'From the left: Yvonne and Brian Marshall, Dawn and David Gillman, John Reid and Melwyn Cooper. EMN-150522-082915001
Brigg Lions Club members treat themselves to a pint before the rush arrived.'From the left: Yvonne and Brian Marshall, Dawn and David Gillman, John Reid and Melwyn Cooper. EMN-150522-082915001
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Beer and cider came from every corner of the land for the Brigg and District Lions Club Beer Festival held at the new venue of The Nelthorpe Arms in Bridge Street.

And the change of venue proved a big hit with the Lions, the Nelthorpe Arms and drinkers alike.

“It has really been good and our visitors have increased,” said Lions President Damon Gillman.

“Everyone appears to have enjoyed it. The venue is a bit smaller and more cosy than where we have been in recent years.

“On Friday we had 160 drinkers in. It’s all worked well and we are very grateful to the Nelthorpe Arms for their support.”

For those who know their beers, there were 26 on the list - the ‘Lighthouse’ from Adnams Brewery in Suffolk had a strength of 3.40% compared to Centurion’s Ghost from ‘York’ which had 5.40%.

However, there was an absence of beers from Lincolnshire Breweries, but that mattered not.

Dartmoor Cornish Best from St Austell proved popular, alongside its Cornish teammate ‘Cornish Knocker’ from Skinners Brewery.

And there were also thirteen ciders to choose from.