Revellers raise a glass as Booze on the Ouse festival celebrates milestone

Mayor of St Neots Cllr Derek Giles tests a speciality ale at the Booze on the Ouse festival

Mayor of St Neots Cllr Derek Giles tests a speciality ale at the Booze on the Ouse festival - Credit: Archant

Around 1,200 people turned up for a tipple to help the Huntingdonshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale celebrate its 50th Booze on the Ouse beer festival.

Paul Moorhouse and Kathy Hadfiel Moorhouse sample some of the aales on offer

Paul Moorhouse and Kathy Hadfiel Moorhouse sample some of the aales on offer - Credit: Archant

They enjoyed a range of more than 70 real ales, including CAMRA award winners, local beers, cider and perry, at the Priory Centre in St Neots.

Paul Moorhouse, from CAMRA, said: “It went pretty well and it was successful from the point of view that we had 1,200 people through the door who enjoyed a great range of beer, judging by the feedback we had.”

He said the numbers were a little lower this year but this may been down to people staying at home because of the cold weather over the weekend.

Mr Moorhouse said there had been a lot of interest in dark beers, porters and stouts.

More than 70 real ales were on offer at Booze on the Ouse

More than 70 real ales were on offer at Booze on the Ouse - Credit: Archant

Booze on the Ouse is held twice a year with sessions in the spring at St Neots and in the autumn at St Ives.

To find out more about the Huntingdonshire branch of CAMRA, and events coming up in the district, log on to https://hunts.camra.org.uk.

Ale fans a the 50th Booze on the Ouse festival

Ale fans a the 50th Booze on the Ouse festival - Credit: Archant