Beer, food and the first Beverley Ale Festival pie

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Two of Beverley’s most celebrated festivals - Beverley Real Ale Festival and Beverley Food Festival - will again join forces to provide a food and drink extravaganza.

The Beverley Real Ale Festival, organised by Ale Festival UK, has become widely recognised as a top regional festival. Moved to the Memorial Hall in 2013, the festival will again be held in the newly-refurbished venue, which provides a perfect base for the ever-popular real ale and cider festival.

The successful move in 2013 to link the Beverley Real Ale Festival to the same weekend as the Beverley Food Festival was a huge success and provided the town with a weekend destination event, which was great for local tourism.

Festival organiser James Harper, of Harper Creative Ltd, said: “Beer and food is a match made in heaven. With the popularity and increase in new, complex and interesting brews there is no reason why you can’t match a pint of your favourite local ale with some locally sourced good food.

“It was great last year listening to customers talking about the ales and ciders they had tried and raving about the Food Festival and the great produce they had tried and purchased.

“This year we want to step it up a notch and really build on the links with the Food Festival. One of the things we are most excited about is our partnership with the award-winning Yorkshire company Andrew Jones Pies Ltd. As the Beverley Real Ale Festival’s 2014 main sponsor Andrew Jones Pies Ltd will have their fantastic range of pies available for punters to buy whilst trying the ales and cider.”

Jacqui Etherington, from Andrew Jones Pies Ltd, said: “Andrew Jones Pies Ltd are delighted to be involved with the Beverley Real Ale Festival. As a Yorkshire business making multi award-winning pork pies and pies we want to encourage links between great local ales and great local pies, a perfect combination.

“We are looking forward to seeing just how far we can take the link by developing some special recipes for the Weekend in October. We have done this with local cheese and Chilli Jam producers, now for the Ale.”

The Beverley Real Ale Festival takes place from 3 to 5 of October and the Beverley Food Festival takes place on 5 October.

Tickets are now on sale for the Beverley Real Ale Festival, they can be purchased from the website now and will soon be available from the Beverley Tourist Information Centre.

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