Beer and Folk Festival 2014

Our popular afternoon of real ale and music from Beverley Folk Festival goes from strength to strength and this year will be no exception. With a stellar line up, whoever you are, these individual, talented and charismatic acts are guaranteed to get you feeling good, your toe tapping and enjoying the final days of summer.

First up is the fabulous Nick Rooke Band. A regular at Beverley Racecourse, this recent review of the band says it all: "... the energetic and comedic Nick Rooke Band proved to be one of the biggest surprise hits for us...Merging bluegrass, pirate anthems and traditional shanties with decidedly local charm, the Nick Rooke Band are one to look out for."

Next we have local girls, The Velvet Dolls, a blues-rock band based in Beverley. Playing a mixture of their own songs and covers, they have recently played at 'Picnic in the Park' in Nottingham, Bridlington Spa and Beverley Folk Festival. 

Finally, don't miss Tom and Ellie Gaynard. Stripping it right back, Tom on whistle and Ellie on fiddle will get you on your feet with renditions of popular folk tunes as you've never heard them played before. Prepare to be rocked!

Served alongside this is a treat of lovingly and locally brewed real ale from Wold Top Brewery, who take over the Minster Bar from the day. Here's what they have lined up for us...

Against The Grain 4.5% (Full flavoured bitter beer with refreshing bitterness and citrus aftertaste)
St Clements Saison 2.8%((Rich in aromatic citrus flavours with hints of coriander and spice)
Headland Red 4.3% ( A Ruby beer with a mellow malty flavour)
Wold Gold 4.8%( Blonde continental style beer with fruity flavour and hint of spice)

Spitting Feathers - Cheshire
             Special; 4.2% (Malty , chestnut brown beer)

Brew Company  - South Yorks
            New England 4.2% (Premium bitter with smooth balanced flavour and dark colour)

Revolution  - West  York
          I'm in Love with a German Film Star 4.5%( Altbier style, unfined, deliberately slightly hazy to maintain German yeast flavour)
         50 words for beer 6.0%(English IPA brewed to celebrate Kate Bush's return to live performance)

Maxim - Co Durham
      Surf and Sup 4.5% - (Light sunny coloured ale with refreshing fruity flavours and lemon and blackcurrant aroma)

Dowbridge - Leicestershire
      Bonum  3.5%        - (Complex dark full flavoured traditional mild with strong malt and roast flavours)

Acorn - South Yorks
     Gorlovka 6.0%    - (Deep malty stout with hoppy and liquorice aroma)

Partners - West Yorks
     Working Class Hero 3.8%   ( Bitter tasting session beer with strong hoppy aftertaste)

Captain Cook - North Yorks
      Slipway 4.2%  (A light hoppy ale)

Welbeck Abbey  - Nottinghamshire
     Pilgrim 3.8% (   Honeyed Pale Ale)

Ciders from Moorland Farm, North Newbald.

Med Dry
Med Sweet
Rhubarb flavour

This is also our last family day of the season; find out more about that and book tickets here