As has become the norm with this festival, the members of Mengo arrived at varying times:-
TC was there from the start with Simon.
PV arrived with Mike and Leslie from B & T aiming to avoid the queue.
The rest arrived sometime after midday and played catch up.
As the festival was being held on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the organisers, Peter and Ysanne, had asked Mike to brew a special festival beer in commemoration. With his father having been involved in the landings serving on a Motor Torpedo Boat he came up with a 4.4% beer named MTB 227 in honour. Very nice it was to.
The festival was very enjoyable even though some thought the beer list a little unexciting. With all beers at £2.00 a pint, the admission price of £6.00 soon became diluted (PV’s drinking averaged out at £2.50 a pint) and this remains one of the better value local festivals.
Afterwards it was up The Railway Arms for a couple before the train back to Aldershot and the customary finish at The Garden Gate.
It proved a pub too far for someone’s knee.
|Banks and Taylor||Golden Fox||4.1|
|Banks and Taylor||MTB 227||4.4|
|Banks and Taylor||Dragon Slayer||4.5|
|Bowman’s Ales||Southsea Spice||3.9|
|Box Steam||Rev. Awdry’s Ale||3.8|
|Oakleaf||I can’t believe it’s not bitter||4.9|
|Surrey Hills||Shere Drop||4.2|
|Triple fff||Apache Rose Peacock||4.2|