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Family friendly beer festival in Caythorpe to go ahead

A beer festival will take place in Caythorpe this weekend.

The Waggon and Horses pub will host a beer festival starting today (Friday) and finishing on Sunday.

The pub also plans to run a second festival on the bank holiday weekend next month, between August 28 and 31.

The Waggon & Horses pub, in Caythorpe, has extended its capacity by 96 square metres with the steel giant (37690364)
The Waggon & Horses pub, in Caythorpe, has extended its capacity by 96 square metres with the steel giant (37690364)

To increase capacity, the Waggon and Horses will once again be using the ‘steel giant’ outdoor bar, which was also used for the pub’s grand reopening on ‘Super Saturday’ earlier this month, following lockdown.

This one-of-a-kind outdoor bar area, supplied by Grantham company Ernest Venues, allows the pub to accomodate more customers while still observing social distancing guidelines.

The ‘steel giant’ is an artic lorry with hydraulic powered sides which unfold, offering 96 square metres of space with fitted bar, sound system and lighting.

Circles for social distancing are clearly displayed on the floor and there are hand sanitising stations throughout.

Food will be served all day at the festival, with both a barbecue and full garden menu on offer to customers. The family-friendly festival will also offer ice cream for children.

A selection of six real ales will be available to sample throughout the festival. These include a lighter ale, Brewsters Hophead (3.6%), and Thornbridge Jaipur Indian Pale Ale (5.9%). Other beers available are Oakham Citra (4.2%), Purity UBU (4.5%), St Austell - Proper Job (4.5%) and Tiny Rebel Dirty Stopout (5%).

Also on offer are an interesting selection of six ciders, with flavours including mango, lemon meringue pie and rhubarb.

The majority of the beers and ciders are priced at £3.50 each, with the stronger tipples (6.3% ABV and above) costing £4. For those less keen on beer or cider, drinks such as prosecco, Pimms and a wide range of gins are also on the menu.

Social distancing measures will continue to be implemented by the Waggon and Horses, including track and trace on entry (online or by paper) as per Government guidelines, a one-way system through the building in and out to stop crossing, distanced tables, spacing both indoors and outdoors and table service available to reduce contact.

Limited bookable tables remain. They can be reserved by calling 01400 273744.

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