Scrum down for real ale and mu­sic

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - The Beers And The Bees -

Trout Pout, Tor­pedo and Funky Mon­key were among the strik­ing names of the 30 real ales on of­fer at Ash­ford Rugby Club’s an­nual beer fes­ti­val.

The event at the club in Kin­neys Lane, Ken­ning­ton on Fri­day and Satur­day also had live mu­sic and two rugby matches.

The ales in­cluded light sum­mer bit­ters and strong, dark ales.

There was also a cock­tail bar with a range of drinks in­clud­ing Sex on the Pitch and Blue­berry Bosh.

The rugby games, on the sec­ond day, were be­tween the Pres­i­dent’s Elect 15 and the Prodi­gals and a Shep­herd Neame Kent Shield 1st round game be­tween Ash­ford’s first XV and Folke­stone.

More than 10 bands were booked in­clud­ing the Fri­day night head­lin­ers Slam Car­tel plus Sal­va­tion Jayne, the Poly­tones, Where’s Brian? and Old Town Souls.

The event also in­cluded food stalls, a bouncy castle and fair­ground at­trac­tions such as bumper cars.

This was the 13th an­nual fes­ti­val and was orig­i­nally con­ceived in 2001 by the late Chris Ak­ers, a for­mer 4th team cap­tain.

Paul White pulls one of the 30 ales on of­fer

Mark Bowes checks the clar­ity

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Fair­ground rides at the fes­ti­val

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Cheers to a great event

En­joy­ing a pint and the mu­sic

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