Pendle Beer Festival pulls in the punters

The opening night of the 11th Pendle Beer Festival got off to a successful start at The Muni in Colne on Thursday.

Ale flowed freely from 4-30pm as beer connoisseurs descended on the Albert Road venue in their droves on what is thought to be the busiest opening night in the festival’s history.

Opening night of the annual Pendle Beer Festival 2015 at Colne Muni

Opening night of the annual Pendle Beer Festival 2015 at Colne Muni

Pendle Council’s Chief Executive Stephen Barnes officially declared the festival open as the festival’s theme for 2015 ties in two 40th anniversaries; the borough of Pendle and the East Lancashire branch of CAMRA.

Today, the festival is open between 11-30am and 11pm. Entry is £3 before 6pm and £5 after 6pm while tomorrow’s opening times will also be from 11-30am until 11pm with entry at £3 all day.

CAMRA members will get free entry on production of a valid membership card. There will be live music tonight and throughout tomorrow.