Every August bank holiday The Barrels in Hereford holds a charity beer festival, it has done so for 25 years.
In its 25th year visitors enjoyed 6000 pints of excellent beers from various British brewers, including Herefordshire’s very own Wye Valley Brewery, and 1000 pints of local cider.
The beer festival is run by volunteers and benefits local Charities (see below for full list of charities), in their 1st year they raised £1,000, and in their 25th year they raised a record £25,000, a huge amount over inflation!
In particular, the festival donated £1,500 to The Mayors chosen charities, which are The Breast Cancer Haven and Robocap, a state-of-the-art robotic technology treatment for prostate cancer.
Over the last 25 years The Barrels Charity Beer Festival has raised in excess of £350,000.
Pictured Peter Amor, Landlord of The Barrels with Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Brian Wilcox.
NB: The Barrels is Wye Valley Brewery’s flagship pub and was the brewery’s home for many years. A down-to-earth drinking establishment – and 18th Century coaching inn – it’s one of the last multi-roomed pubs in Hereford. It attracts an eclectic clientele who come for the lively, friendly atmosphere and the excellent beer.
Martha Trust £2,500
Hereford and District Guidedogs for the Blind £ 750
Taste for Adventure Centre £ 750
Friends of the Castle Green £ 500
Barton Hill £ 750
St Thomas Cantelope School £ 250
Sandra Parry – 6 a side £ 750
Aspire £ 750
Foodbanks of Hereford £ 500
Cruse Bereavement £ 750
Friends of BlackMarston School £ 750
Special Care Baby Unit £1,000
Breast Haven £1,500
Air Ambulance £2,000
No One Ledbury Road £2,500
MacMillan Nurses £2,500
MacMillan Renton Unit £2,500
St Michaels Hospice £2,500
Mayors Charity £1,500