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The Return of the Pop-up Pub
11-04-2017

You came and gave the recently reopened St. Anne's Community Church Hall a right good welcome to Western Park at the first of this year's Western Park Beer Festival events, which are raising money for LOROS in 2017. And what a night it was!

Having learned from the last hoorah for Tin Annie at last year's pop-up pub, the committee promised that this time they wouldn't run out of beer and they delivered. The team of volunteers served over 800 pints of a variety of delicious cask and keg beers, including several from local Leicester-based brewers West End Brewery and Framework Brewery. Patrons of the pop-up pub also enjoyed prosecco, cider, wine, gin and tonics and soft drinks, and live music was again provided. The popular samosas and cheese cobs were also back, with not a single one left when the clock struck midnight.

Chairman of the Western Park Beer Festival Committee Matt Pearce said: 'Once again the community turned out in force, despite the weather, to pack out the hall and make the event a resounding success.  The event had a great atmosphere and we had overwhelmingly positive feedback.  On behalf of the committee, I'd like to thank everyone who came and we're looking forward to seeing you all again in the summer for our third Western Park Beer Festival.'

Attention now turns to the Western Park Beer Festival when the committee hope to raise even more money for an important local charity that has made a big difference to many Western Park residents. They'd therefore be delighted to hear from you if you'd like to get involved or have any ideas for the festival - you can contact the committee via Facebook, Twitter or www.westernparkbeerfestial.org - as can potential sponsors. Watch this space!

Lucy Eddowes

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