Village beer festival good for what ales you!

PUBLISHED: 13:27 08 September 2006 | UPDATED: 19:48 01 June 2010

Bill Mews enjoys his pint

Bill Mews enjoys his pint

THE Swan Inn, Parson Drove, staged its first beer festival on Saturday with village groups raising nearly £1,000 between them. Fun included target bowls by the village bowling club, a football game organised by the village football team and a bottle stall

A stall at the beer festival in Parson Drove

THE Swan Inn, Parson Drove, staged its first beer festival on Saturday with village groups raising nearly £1,000 between them.

Fun included target bowls by the village bowling club, a football game organised by the village football team and a bottle stall run by the village pre-school, while there was also a raffle and barbecue.

Along with the stalls, there were 12 guest ales for the festival, with T-shirts and glasses printed for the occasion.

Steve Ambrose, landlord of the Swan Inn, said: "For the first one it was very successful and we are starting to think about the next festival.

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