Wil­lkom­men to Oktoberfest


Sunderland Echo - - News - By Katy Wheeler Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @KatyJourno

Mine’s a “bitte” – two city cen­tre bars are pre­par­ing to say wil­lkom­men to Oktoberfest.

Or­gan­is­ers of the Ger­man-in­spired event, which takes place from Satur­day to Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3, are hop­ing it will be a wun­der­bar ad­di­tion to the city.

For the du­ra­tion of Oktoberfest, The Pea­cock and the Dun Cow will be serv­ing up food and beer that will trans­port pun­ters to Deutsch­land.

The festival – cel­e­brated around the world – will include a spe­cial one-day event on Septem­ber 30, with the up­stairs func­tion room of The Pea­cock set to serve up beers im­ported from five Mu­nich brew­ers.

For £10, peo­ple can buy a ticket for the main day, which will give them an Oktoberfest glass, with their first drink in­cluded. They will then be able to buy top-ups of dif­fer­ent beers.

Dan Luke, gen­eral man­ager at The Pea­cock and Dun Cow, said: “We’re re­ally ex­cited to host our first Oktoberfest.

“The suc­cess of The Dun Cow and Pea­cock in Sun­der­land have been, in no small part, down to the city’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion of un­usual, high-qual­ity ales, and Oktoberfest builds on that, cre­at­ing a unique event that we hope will be pop­u­lar with our usual cus­tomers, as well as peo­ple who want to try some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent.”

The tra­di­tional Ger­man festival, which takes place in Mu­nich ev­ery year, has been adopted by venues across the UK as a chance for lovers of beer to sam­ple un­usual brews from the Euro­pean city.

There will be a num­ber of spe­cial food op­tions avail­able dur­ing the event, in­clud­ing cur­ry­wurst, bratwurst and chicken sch­nitzel. Tick­ets for the event on Septem­ber 30 are avail­able from both bars.

Amy Wil­lis from The Pea­cock.

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