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King Harold pub, Harold Wood, organises beer festival

PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 September 2017

Amanda Day and Tayla Fossey pulling pints ahead of the beer festival at the King Harold. Picture: Melissa Page

Amanda Day and Tayla Fossey pulling pints ahead of the beer festival at the King Harold. Picture: Melissa Page

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A whole host of new alcoholic drinks to try and some smiling faces will be on offer at a special event celebrating all things beer later this month.

The King Harold pub, Station Road, Harold Wood. Picture: Melissa PageThe King Harold pub, Station Road, Harold Wood. Picture: Melissa Page

Just a stone’s throw from Harold Wood Station, The King Harold pub will be holding its annual Beer Festival from Friday, September 22 to Monday, September 25, and there will only be one place in the neighbourhood to go if you fancy a drink or two.

Manager David Bearman and his team have been holding the event for years, showcasing the best selection of beers available from nationwide brewer Greene King.

Stephanie Rogers, who has worked at the Station Road pub for the past three years, told the Recorder: “We’ve got a selection of eight real ales and ciders that we’re going to be encouraging people to try over the course of the weekend.

“We were offered 12 and the manager tried them all and picked his eight favourites. There’s a good range on offer and hopefully everyone who comes in to try them can find one for them.”

The King Harold, Harold Wood, is holding a beer festival. Picture: Melissa PageThe King Harold, Harold Wood, is holding a beer festival. Picture: Melissa Page

And the weekend offers Harold Wood residents the chance to come together, see familiar faces, make new friends, and create a real community spirit.

“We try to do it because we’re the only real pub in the Harold Wood area now, so we think it’s important we try and get everyone together.

“It’s about more than just the ales, it’s about everyone enjoying themselves together – the last few years the weather has been nice and we’ve had a barbecue outside, that’s always gone down well so hopefully we can get some food going as well if the sun’s out,” added Stephanie.

“There’s always something going on down here, we have poker nights, quiz nights, live music every Saturday night without fail, and on most weekends we manage to get someone to come and play on Sunday nights as well.”

Not content with throwing a neighbourhood beer festival, the pub will also be hosting a charity fundraising event for MacMillan cancer support as part of its “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” campaign on September 29.


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