Praise for Beer Fest Ales

All agreed that the Beer and Cider Festival in mid June was a great success despite the grey weather. Lots of visitors came along to enjoy a wide variety of local ales and ciders – the beer buffs from CAMRA gave a definite thumbs up to the selection of 16 beers and the 6 local ciders certainly packed a punch. A merry band of volunteers manned the bar and BBQ throughout the weekend. Pictured here serving drinks are chairman Bob Clifford, Sam and Luke, while Adrian cooks the burgers.

The weather was warm enough (just) to sit out in the Beer Garden and enjoy the smooth jazz of the Fraser Weekes Trio – Fraser’s a local legend on jazz guitar. Singing from locals Liz Jeffery and friends added to the laid-back atmosphere.

Ian, our manager, was delighted to report that takings over the weekend exceeded what was normally taken in a whole week. And visitors from Manchester (pictured here) who were staying in Torbay declared the Tally one of the best country pubs they’d visited in Devon. Well done everyone for all the hard work!