Hartlepool Rugby Club beer festival set to pull in the crowds

Preparations under way for beer festival
Preparations under way for beer festival

Tickets are on sale now for a Hartlepool rugby club’s popular knees-up and beer festival.

Hartlepool’s Old Boys’ Rugby Club is looking forward to the return of its Hootenanny and Beer Festival in August which raises money for Alice House Hospice.

The event, now in its third year, will feature a selection of 15 beers and five ciders, an increase on last year.

There will also be a mobile gin bar on site courtesy of Badger & Bee, while Robinsons Butchers of Wingate will be on hand to provide catering and a hog roast. 

It takes place at the rugby club’s Mayfield Park, on Easington Road, on Sunday, August 27, from 2pm until late.

Music headliners include Kings Contraband, Chris Donoghue (theProject), Buffalo Four, Pek & Wanley and DJ Fake Charles. 

Proceeds will help the hospice ensure people affected by life limiting illness or the death of a loved one have the care, comfort and support they need.

Hospice fundraiser Greg Hildreth said: “We are looking forward to what is set to be an even bigger and better Hootenanny this year. 

“I’m sure we’ll have another full house and would like to extend thanks on behalf of the Hospice to everyone who contributes to the success of this event. All of the money raised will be used to fund patient care in Hartlepool and East Durham.”

Tickets priced £10 are available from the rugby club, hospice and White Hart Inn.

They include entry to the festival, a souvenir stack-cup, programme and four beer or cider tokens.

Organisers are looking for sponsors of the beers and ciders. Contact Greg on (01429) 855555.