Johnny Vegas gets the countdown underway for St Helens Beer Festival

Johnny Vegas popped into real ale favourite The Talbot (Duke Street, St Helens) to launch the hugely popular St Helens Beer Festival which returns to the historic St Helens Town Hall on Friday 24 November (6pm-11pm) and Saturday 25 November (2pm -11pm) in support of the Steve Prescott Foundation.

The St Helens Beer Festival 2017 sponsored by Acorn Electrical Supplies Limited will provide a great selection of local, regional and national award winning ales will be on offer along with hot food plus great live entertainment on both days. Tickets for each day cost £5 each which includes entrance fee, a glass and a programme.

To guarantee entry you can purchase your advance tickets for the event via eventbrite.co.uk or from The Talbot, Duke Street, St Helens.

We met Johnny Vegas last week as launched another countdown, the countdown to St Helens Theatre Royal Christmas panto, Snow White. He will be starring as the magic mirror (by the power of video projection) alongside actress Lucy-Jo Hudson. Watch our chat here.

Johnny Vegas said “Get your tickets fast and raise a glass at this year’s fantastic St Helens Beer Festival supporting the Steve Prescott Foundation at St Helens Town Hall. With a great selection of real ales, ciders, food and local entertainment including Jack Bennett (Stillia), Matty Lamb & Stuart Ogden (Titors Insignia) this is an event not to be missed!”

One of the festival organisers this year is real ale connoisseur Gary Wright who is Head Brewer of George Wright Brewery and owner of real ale favourite The Talbot which has further enhanced the area’s reputation of great real ale venues in the Borough. “The St Helens Beer Festival will see 30 real ales featuring a stunning range of local, regional and national award winning breweries. We will have real ale favourites plus some surprise beers and rare selections we have been able to bring especially for the festival. This year we will also feature 10 ciders and a selection of world beers providing visitors with a real great choice of drinks so there will be something for everyone. Last year’s event was excellent and raised a lot of money for the Steve Prescott Foundation – so it is very exciting to be involved in the St Helens Beer Festival again this year and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

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Gary Maddock, St Helens Council’s Town Centre Manager added “The St Helens Beer Festival is a fantastic event which provides us with a great profile, increased footfall and spend within the town centre. The Town Hall is a perfect venue for this event and we will be working closely with the event
organisers to make the event a great success and raising much needed monies for the Steve Prescott Foundation”.

For up-to-date information including the announcement of the full beers list please follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/StHelensBeerFes and like Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheStHelensBeerFestival

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