A real ale pub in Thorne is to hold a beer & cheese festival this weekend whilst also unveiling the start of it’s own, brand new micro-brewery.
The Old Vault Brewery & Taps in the town’s Market Place is to stage it’s Thorne Real Ale & Cheese Festival over Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 August, it’s third festival since opening in 2014.
The event will feature a wide range of brews and ciders from over 11 different breweries, with artisan cheeses from The Cheese Basket and a hog-roast also on the menu.
The festival itself will take place in marquees in Thorne Market Place, just across from the pub, with live sessions from a medley of acoustic musicians throughout the weekend to keep people entertained.
Visitors will be able to take a look at the new brewing facilities inside the pub, with Owner and Landlord, Andrew Hempsall, raring to get started. Andrew said The Old Vault will be brewing three beers to begin with: “All the equipment is installed and ready to go; we’re just waiting for the go ahead to start brewing and hope to start a test brew as early as next week.
“Initially we will be brewing a Blonde, an IPA and a Best Bitter, but then we’ll start looking at brewing seasonal and flavoured beers”.
Breweries whose ales will feature at this weekend’s festival include: Sheffield’s White Rose Brewery; Mitchell’s Hop House, also of Sheffield; Hilltop at Conisbrough; Ossett, Riverhead and Rat breweries, all West Yorkshire, along with Black Hole and Black Country Ales from slightly further afield.
Entry to the event is £5.00 which includes two free pints. The festival will open at 12 noon on Saturday, with Thorne Moorends Town Mayor, Susan Durant, set to pull the first pint.
Bus services 8(a) and 87(a) from Doncaster Town Centre stop directly outside the Old Vault, which is also just a short ten minute walk from either of Thorne’s two railway stations.
Call 01405 947180 for more information.