Barn venue for Lions fundraiser beer festival

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The popular Brigg Lions Beer Festival takes place next month and this year it will be held at a new venue - The Nelthorpe Arms.

The festival will take place from Thursday May 14 to Saturday May 16 and a new venture will possibly see it extended through to the Sunday.

The event has been held for the past 26 years at a variety of locations, particularly at warehouses down Atherton Way and over the past month club representatives have secured the barns at the rear of the Nelthorpe Arms in the town’s Bridge Street as the event’s new home, at least for 2015.

And being nearer to the town centre, the Lions hope this will benefit the event.

Fiona Reid, for the Lions, said: “We are pleased to be working with the Nelthorpe Arms to ensure the continued success of the event.

“The festival will follow the usual format, offering around 30 real ales and ciders.

“We hope to continue the tradition of the memorable glass, but this is yet to be confirmed.”

And Landlord of the Nelthorpe Arms Chris Saddington said: “We are pleased to be involved in one of Brigg’s big annual charity events.

“At the Nelthorpe we are keen to get more footfall and we hope the move will benefit the Lions and ourselves.”

The second Lions event this spring is a Country Music Night at Barnetby Village Hall on Friday, May 29.

Local country singer Darren Busby will be the main star, however there will also be supporting acts.

The event starts at 7.30pm, through to 11.45pm, with a licensed bar and hot dog supper, and tickets cost £6.50 from Fiona on 07725 021525 or email .

Brigg Lions are also to organise a Summer Fair for August of this year.

The final date is yet to be confirmed, but the town council has approved a grant of £2,050 in case of need to cover the estimated cost of entertainment.