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

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

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 festivalAle fans a the 50th Booze on the Ouse festival