Sunday, 8 December 2013

Wadworth's Mini Beer Festival a Big Success

Getting 30+ blokes to turn up at three pick-up points on a single journey was tempting fate, but much to everyone's surprise the trip down to Wadworth's Brewery went without a hitch!

Running to a pretty tight schedule we managed to collect everyone in AK, arrive in Cricklade ahead of schedule and were bang on time in Swidon, where we picked up a certain Spooky Man and his good lady.  

And the trip down was packed with top Wiltshire Landmark spotting with two White Horses and Avebury along the way.

No sooner had we arrived in Devizes than we were disembarking for a "cheeky pint" in a pub belonging to Malcolm Ship of BlokeFest 2013 fame.  Well worth a visit if you are down that way.

Dragging the blokes out, again bang on schedule, we jaunted across the market area back to the Brewery then to The Crown where Wadworths had very kindly laid on a buffet lunch to get everyone fueled up for the afternoon ahead.

Down to work back in the packed Visitor Centre we cranked out a couple of sets to much acclaim from the assemble throng, and judging by the many people videoing us on their phones we made quite an impression.

All too soon our time singing was over but there was still a few minutes in the schedule for one group to go and visit the famous Shire Horses whilst another group were taken for a guided tour into the depths of the old part of the Brewery itself, visiting the original well and the "Training Bar" in the vaults under the main building.

Yet more adventures to come before very long with the forthcoming "Beer and Carols" this Thursday, then a short break before we crank back into action in the New Year with two very big gigs.  It's all go . . .

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