May Day Beer Festival in the grounds of Ripon Cathedral

May Day Cathedral Beer Festival

May Day Cathedral Beer Festival - Credit: Archant

The annual Cathedral Beer Festival is once again taking place on May Day 6th May in the grounds of Ripon Cathedral.

Many local businesses have generously sponsored this year’s event, with a view to raising more money than ever for the Cathedral Music Foundation. Hambleton Ales and The Water Rat, Ripon are once again supporting this year’s event by taking delivery of the beers from Breweries from all over Yorkshire and local company Wolseley Uk are kindly sponsoring the beer glasses.

Ripon Cathedral’s 2013 Beer Festival will feature a selection of 30 different “northern” ales and will include, Hambleton Bitter & Stallion, Wold Top Bitter, Rudgate Viking Blonde, Roosters YPA, Daleside Bitter, Timothy Taylor’s Bitter, Theakstons, and lots more. There will also be a local cider, grown and produced at Old Sleningford near Ripon. Wine, Pimms and soft drinks will also be on sale.

The Festival takes place on May Day Bank Holiday Monday, from 11.30 a.m. to 5.00 the grounds of Ripon Cathedral. Come along and enjoy live music, great beers and delicious hot food There is something for all the family including a bouncy castle, and face painting And craft table for the children.

Two Well Worn singing duo, King Courgette band & Roosters band will be playing again, and new bands include Dave Pilla, and Area 40.

Entrance to the event will be £3.00 for adults, this includes entry and a chance to win a Booths Beer Hamper, kindly donated by Booths of Ripon.