Villagers brew up a fun day

June Smith (chairman of Marsh Gibbon Village Hall Committee) and committee member Barry Leonard on the trailer that will take people to the brewery tour PNL-140809-142351001
June Smith (chairman of Marsh Gibbon Village Hall Committee) and committee member Barry Leonard on the trailer that will take people to the brewery tour PNL-140809-142351001
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Multi award-winning craft brewer Oxfordshire Ales will be the star attraction at its home village’s first Beer Festival and Family Fun Day tomorrow, Saturday.

With all proceeds going to the Marsh Gibbon Village Hall Improvement Fund, the first Marsh Gibbon Beer Festival and Family Fun Day will have something for everyone with welly slinging, skittles, tombola, Beat the Goalie, a bouncy castle and lots more.

June Smith (chairman of Marsh Gibbon Village Hall Committee) and committee member Barry Leonard PNL-140809-142341001

June Smith (chairman of Marsh Gibbon Village Hall Committee) and committee member Barry Leonard PNL-140809-142341001

Visitors won’t go hungry, with a pig roast, burgers and sausages, vegetarian options and tea and cakes available all day.

And to add to the party feel, Marsh Gibbon Silver Band will be performing, followed by more live music.

Real ales for £3 per pint from a range of local brewers will be on offer, including some favourites from Marsh Gibbon’s very own award-winning craft brewer.

Available in outlets including Tesco, Majestic Wine and Waitrose, as well as many local pubs and restaurants, its range includes Marshmellow, Triple B and Pride Of Oxford.

Fans can even take a short tractor passenger ride up the road on the day to visit the brewery.

As well as 15 real ales, the bar will be serving cider, Pimm’s, wine and soft drinks all day.

Chairman of the Marsh Gibbon Village Hall Committee June Smith said: “Preparations are full steam ahead now and we’re really looking forward to local families and real ale fans coming together for what should be a really great day.

“With something for everyone and proceeds going to an important village cause, I’d like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to get this event off the ground.”

The first Marsh Gibbon Beer Festival and Family Fun Day takes place from noon until late, at the village hall in Clements Lane.

Entry is free of charge, and everyone is welcome.