A LOCAL fundraising event has returned to give people a great weekend and raise thousands of pounds for local good causes.

The fourth annual Romsey Beer Festival, run by the local Round Table, was sold out over both nights with over 400 tickets bought after a forced break in 2020.

People enthusiastic for the combination of local beers and ciders along with live music turned out for the event which took place on October 29 and 30.

The festival delivered 25 of the best local beers and ciders along with live music from Kat & Dan on the Friday and Jonny Moody on Saturday.

In keeping with the local theme, the beer voted Best of the Festival was Romsey Gold, from the local Flack Manor Brewery.

Oliver Stone, one of the Beer Festival organisers, said: “This is the best weekend of the year for me, it really is amazing and all of us at Round Table are so happy that the Beer Festival is back.

“As well as all the members of Round Table, we need to thank Flack Manor Brewery who help so much with the logistics in the build-up, and Donna Italia UK for keeping the drinkers fed with their wonderful pizzas. We are grateful to Cllr Mark Cooper for his support of the event. I also want to thank our Round Table Chairman, Euan Douglas, who continues to be our inspiration and driving force.”

The total amount raised over the weekend was over £3,500. The money raised will be added to the funds collected over the Christmas period by Round Table, the Santa Sleigh collections and Mummers plays to be distributed to local charities and good causes in January.

Visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/RomseyRT for details of how to nominate a good cause.