September 26th, 2016

Updated: 10:04 am, May 07, 2015

ALE and cider fans in Alcester had a treat over the bank holiday weekend as pubs put on a series of special brews.

The Alcester Real Ale and Cider Trail guided drinkers around the town’s eight pubs where they could sample everything from

Happy Ferret cider to Mad Goose beer.

And there was a touch of tradition on show when the town’s court leet performed its historic beer tasting in each of the pubs – four on the Saturday and four on bank holiday Monday.

High Bailiff Steven Brown said: “There were lots of extra beers put on over the three days and, as we have come to expect from Alcester’s pubs, the quality was excellent.

“We even broke from tradition a little to sample some of the ciders – all in the call of duty.”

High Baliff Steven Brown and Ale Taster Alan Whitbread sampling the ale in The Royal Oak. 3514012ABR3

Above: Landlord of The Royal Oak, Jake Rider, with a hamper donated by Theakston for the raffle. Proceeds go to the High Baliff’s charity. 3514012ABR5

Alcester Court Leet parading down the High Street to perform the ceremony of Ale Tasting. 3514012ABR1

Right: Ale Taster Alan Whitebread samples a fine ale with his fingers. 3514012ABR6

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