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SELBORNE ZIG ZAG FESTIVAL - Saturday 4 October 2008 -Village Hall, Selborne, SU 742 336

Travellers

KOC, RN, TM, ROC & PV

Comment

The difficulties in using public transport to get to Selborne were
overcome when KOC offered to drive; an offer willingly accepted by
the rest of us.
The festival, which is billed as comprising local beer, wine, cider
and food, accompanied by live music has a slightly different approach
to our usual venues. The main focus is in The Village Hall, where
half of the thirty beers were on, with the remaining split between
the two pubs in the village; The Selborne Arms and The Queens Head.
Reporting to the village hall and parting with £10 you received a
glass (pints 50p extra), a programme and four half pint vouchers. You
were also ‘banded’, which confirmed your entitlement to purchase
additional vouchers at the rate of 4 for £5. Although TM was not
particularly happy parting with £10 before seeing even one drink, the
beer price of £2.50 a pint was very reasonable, particularly for the
stronger beers on offer, and diligent drinking would soon erode what
was, effectively, a £5 entrance fee.
After trying a few beers, TM escorted the driver up the Zig Zag for
the full Selborne experience, whilst the rest set about reducing the
entrance fee overhead.
Some of the regular Alton crowd were there and warned against The
Queens but we found the pub quite acceptable, as a basic local's
local. The Selborne Arms was a bit more upmarket catering as it does
for the rambling brigade.
Overall a nice little festival and then back to the Garden Gate so
KOC could have a drink.

Brewery   Beer                             %
Hop Back  Thunderstorm                    4.6
Oakleaf   Squirrel’s Delight              4.4
Suthwyk   Skew Sunshine                   4.6
Hogs Back Zig Zag Bitter                  4.6
Oakleaf   I Can’t Believe It’s Not Bitter 4.9
Palmers   Dorset Gold                     4.5
Dark Star Festival                        5.0
Oakleaf   Hole Hearted                    4.7



Created on 10/06/2008 08:49 PM by drinking
Updated on 10/06/2008 08:58 PM by drinking
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