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Bury Beer Festival

Posted: Tuesday October 6 2015

We’re busy preparing our Silver Street ales for The Bury Beer Festival coming up on 21 November.

The Met will be transformed into an ale emporium for Bury’s 5th annual beer festival. The region’s finest craft ales, ciders and perries from hand picked brewers including our fine friends and neighbours of the brewing world, including Outstanding Beers, Irwell Works Brewery, Pennine Brewing Company and Ramsbottom Craft Brewery.

Traditional Lancashire food from pies to black pudding will be supplied by Automatic at the Met, with  live music from the Met.

Tickets £2 and £4 and half price for CAMRA members.

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Ramsbottom Festival

Posted: Thursday July 23 2015

Ramsbottom Festival will be celebrating its fifth birthday with a line-up full of Northern clout, with headline acts Idlewild and The Proclaimers. The three-day festival will also include performances by Moulettes, Tom Robinson Band and Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast, amongst many others.

Roll in by steam train, take in the surrounding hills of the West Pennines and camp out in the Lancashire countryside – Rammy, with its riverside location, is one festival which can truly be called beautiful. Its eclectic mix of indie, rock and folk music, as well as family arts shows and specially brewed ales, combine to make it a festival that maintains its laid back boutique feel.

Scottish five-piece Idlewild will headline on Saturday with tracks from their new album, ‘Everything Ever Written’. Scot brothers Charlie and Craig Reid of The Proclaimers will perform to crowds on Sunday, singing material from their newly released album ‘Let’s Hear It For The Dogs’, alongside folky anthems like ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ and ‘Letter from America’.

And of course we’ll be there along with the Clarence. They’ll be serving up great festival grub and we’ll be offering a variety of beers.

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