Festival attracts hundreds of revellers

Neil Walker, Paul Gibson, Michael Fountain and Gareth Sheperd.
Neil Walker, Paul Gibson, Michael Fountain and Gareth Sheperd.

A variety of ales and live music helped pull in the crowds during Pocklington’s annual beer festival, Pocktoberfest.

The event, now in its 12th year, attracted hundreds of revellers and helped raise funds for local charities last Saturday.

Organised by Pocklington and Market Weighton Round Table, the festival featured a range of more than 20 real ales, plus lagers and ciders for people to enjoy. Party band Pink Cadillac headlined the event, and proved popular with the audience, as did musician Joe Thompson. Greg Frith, vice chairman of Pocklington and Market Weighton Round Table, said: “We were absolutely delighted with the event and the money we have managed to raise for local charities.

“We had a fantastic selection of beers and all who attended had a great time. I would like to say a big thank you once again to our event sponsors, without whom the event just could not happen, and of course to Brass Castle Brewery and Pivovar of York for their help in sourcing the fine selection of ales, to Pocklington Rugby Club for allowing us to use their site and to all the team who helped plan and run the event.”

See this week’s paper (15 October) for a picture special of Pocktoberfest.