LAST weekend's Northwich Beer Festival has been hailed as a roaring success by its organisers.

The 27th Rotary Beer and Drinks Festival was held at the Memorial Court last Friday and Saturday (September 17 and 18).

Rotary in Northwich staged the event, which hadn't been held sine 2019 due to the pandemic, with support from Rotoract, Round Table and numerous other groups and individuals.

With the range of enhanced Covid precautions in place, including the requirement to show a valid Covid pass to enter, visitors were made to feel safe at the event and they turned up in their hundreds.

Along with the main sponsors CRS Consultants and Club Class Taxis, numerous other businesses supported the event by sponsoring the beers.

Northwich Guardian: The 27th Northwich Beer Festival has been hailed a success by organisers

The Festival was formally opened by Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury, supported by the Northwich town mayor, Sam Naylor.

Sam Naylor said: "It was fabulous.

"I've been supporting the festival for God knows how many years.

"I think I said in the actual programme that on quite a few occasions I've enjoyed it but not remembered much about it."

They were joined by Rotary’s District Governor Nick Gidney and local Club Presidents Noel Partington and Rupert Adams.

Attendees had plenty of choice when it came to selecting their drinks with over 40 ales plus ciders on offer along with a range of gins, wines, Prosecco and soft drinks.

Northwich Guardian: The 27th Northwich Beer Festival has been hailed a success by organisers

They were entertained by Radio Northwich and music from Spitting Feathers and Twisted Lick, and many danced the night away as a little bit of normality returned to Northwich.

Peter Holland, the event organiser from the Rotary Club of Northwich said: "It’s been hard work complying with all the enhanced health protection procedures, particularly the Covid pass requirements, but seeing everyone enjoying themselves made everything worthwhile.

"Thank you to all the volunteers and customers for their support.

"With all the surplus money raised we’ll be able to help charities and local good causes in what’s been a very difficult 18 months for them.

"We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for the 28th Festival on September 16 and 17."