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Ellis & Co were proud headline sponsors of Hoole’s very first beer festival earlier this month.  

Hundreds of people from far and wide flocked to Hoole Beer Festival to enjoy dozens of real ales and artisan ciders, accompanied by live music entertainment from local singers and bands playing original music as well as old favourites.

The event hosted by Chester Beer & Wine, was held at Hoole Community Centre from Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6.

There were many original ideas for the beer festival to ensure there was plenty to keep everyone happy, including an interactive seminar from qualified Beer Sommelier Martin Hilton, a Q&A session with local brewer Dave Shaw from Big Hand Brewery in Wrexham, and for the non-beer drinkers there was a speciality bar with eight different gins plus a wine and Prosecco bar.

For the Saturday afternoon session, the unique addition of children’s entertainment including face painting, circus skills and creative activities allowed parents to enjoy all the fun of the Carnival atmosphere.

“After 12 months of planning it was great to see the event getting such amazing support from the local community as well as many visitors from all over the North West who came for the Beer Festival but stayed for the weekend to explore Chester,” said Samantha Jackson, owner of Chester Beer & Wine.

“The Community Centre was the only choice for the festival – not only is it a beautiful heritage building, it is a fantastic local resource which we love supporting, used by dozens of local clubs and groups ranging from babies to active seniors.”

Ellis & Co were one of three headline sponsors of the festival.

“We were thrilled to sponsor and support the first ever Hoole Beer Festival,” said Robert Ellis, director of Ellis & Co.

“The weekend was a great success, well done to all involved.”

Event organiser for Chester Beer & Wine Sue Mason added: ‘We have delivered many events in Hoole, including the Street Festivals and the Christmas Lights Switch On, so we know how to appeal to the entire community for a fun and safe event for all the family.

"We were thrilled with the positive feedback we received from our attendees.

"Everyone had a fantastic time and can’t wait to come back again next year.

"We have already booked the venue for 2018!"

Pictures from the event can be found on our Facebook page.