Thursday 3 May 2012

May Bank Holiday Beer Festival roundup

First to Cardiff, where Artisan Brewery are hosting one of their regular open days on Saturday 5th May 12-9.30pm at their Kings, Road, Pontcanna site.
Details on their Facebook site here. but their new American IPA will be launched alongside their usual beers such as Helles Lager, Bavarian Wheat and Chocolate Wheat.

Next to Caerleon where the Bell Inn will be hosting their annual Festival with music beer, cider and perry, the full list is available here.

Further East in Tintern, the Kingstone Brewery will be holding their monthly 'Real Ale and Pizza Event' at Meadow Farm on Saturday 5th May 11-2030. Traditional hand-made breads will also be available.
Elsewhere in nearby Chepstow, the Chepstow Castle Inn will be holding a small festival on Sunday 6th May with 5 beers and 3 ciders on. Its more of a May Fayre than a beer festival and there will be craft stalls and barbecue on.

In Mid-Glamorgan the Capel at Gilfach Fargoed will be hosting their annual beer festival over the bank holiday weekend. Beer list here.

Elsewhere in Mid-Glamorgan the Temple Bar in Aberamen near Aberdare is also holding a festival over the bank holiday weekend. Six beers and twelve ciders together with live music will all be on throughout the weekend.

Further West the Cross Inn at Garth, Maesteg also has a Festival on, full details here.

On Sunday Tonyrefail Non-Political Club will be playing host to the Gwynt-Y-Ddraig Cider Bar at their Rock and Blues Festival in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust Charity. More details and a map on their Facebook page

Or if you don't fancy that Hooters Cardiff are having a swimsuit contest on the Sunday.

On Bank Holiday Monday why not try something alternative and healthy for a change? Okay instead of that  the Gwent CAMRA Pub of the Year, the Coach & Horses in Chepstow is holding a pie-eating contest in aid of Ty Hafren Children's Hospice. Facebook Event here.

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