Held in a grand marquee pitched on the genteel banks of the River Wye next to the city’s Rowing Club, Beer on the Wye returns over the weekend of the 6th to 8th July.
It’s become a ‘must do’ event for many in Herefordshire, not just because of the amazing selection of over 320 different beers, ciders and perries waiting on the festival bars to be sampled, but also because it has something for everyone. And it’s got a great laid-back vibe to boot. People come back year after year. The Friday and Saturday afternoons have a mellow, family-friendly atmosphere with ample opportunity to have a riverside picnic with friends, with sensibly priced hot and cold food (including veggie options) available at all times. The evenings then move up a gear, when eight live bands take to the festival stage and get the marquee seriously rocking. Last year over 6,000 people found their way down to what has become the friendly festival down by the river! However, it’s also nice for Mum’s and Dad’s to come along together, so Sunday is the ever-popular Family Fun Day.
With admission only £1 (accompanied kids free), there’s oodles of fun and activities to keep the little people amused, along with live acoustic sounds, plus 60p off a pint to keep the adults happy! And there are some improvements for this year too. Posh loos will replace the old portable loos, and there’s more seating provided. It promises to be an even better show. For more details about Beer on the Wye, including times, prices, band-listings and how to camp in the Festival Village next door, go on-line at: www.beeronthewye.org.uk