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‘Stone Beer Festival’ at the end of June

Real ale lovers will be raising their glasses at the first ‘Stone Beer Festival’ in June.

Stone Beer Festival, which is sponsored by the town’s Royal Exchange pub, will take place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June at St Dominic’s Social Centre in Station Road.

There are three sessions:

  • 6pm till midnight on the Friday
  • 12pm till 5pm on the Saturday afternoon
  • 6pm till midnight on the Saturday night.

There will be at least 24 real ales and four ciders on offer, as well as a hog roast from Stone Country Butchers and wood-fired pizza from Stone’s Fire & Slice Pizza. There will be live music too – Stone Cold Sober..ish on Friday night, Rain on Saturday afternoon and The Formula on Saturday night.

Tickets cost £5 per session, which includes a festival glass. If not wanted at the end of the session, it can be returned for a £2 refund.

Stone Beer Festival will also be raising lots of money for three local charities – Stone Alzheimer’s Drop-In Club, Stone Stroke Club and Age Concern Stone & District. Local businesses in the town, including A Little Bit of Stone, are sponsoring each of the casks that will be available at the festival, and it’s hoped that £2000 can be raised.

Stone Beer Festival tickets are available to buy from these businesses in the town:

  • Home & Colour in the High Street
  • Lee Walker Family Butcher in Eccleshall Road, Walton
  • The Royal Exchange in Radford Street
  • The Wine Cellar in Oulton Road.

Michelle Hughes, landlady at The Royal Exchange, said: “We only have 200 tickets for each session, so anyone who wants to be at the festival should get a ticket as soon as they can. We’re looking forward to a wonderful couple of days at a great venue. Visitors will have a great time, sample some wonderful ales and help to raise money for charity too.”


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