Real Ale Festival

Real Ale Festival 2018

The 17th Cove and Kilcreggan Real Ale Festival. Food all day, family area and live music. Twenty ales and seven ciders will be on offer. This year there is an animal theme to all the ales. Beers such as Laughing Frog, Screech Owl and Struggling Monkey will be amongst a full range of strengths and styles.

Homemade food will include chilli (meat and veggie, and mild to hot) made by the Festival Chilli Queens, Phil’s superb chicken curry, and tasty beef goulash made by Milan from La Barca, with beef and chicken supplied by award-winning local butcher Kevin Walker. Alternatively, there will be a selection of filled rolls made to order, child-sized portions, and snacks, wine and soft drinks.

The event is family-friendly: Craigrownie Park fundraisers will provide a children’s space with activities, as well as teas, coffees, soft drinks, juices and sweets, and there will be an outdoor tented family area.

Music will include the return of festival favourites including the Midgierakers , Kilcreggan Players and other acts.

Organised and staffed by locals, the real ale festival is a major fund-raising event for the community-run Burgh Hall and attracts visitors from all over the country.

All visitors are encouraged to leave the car at home.

Buses run on the hour from Helensburgh, with return buses from Coulport leaving on the hour until 10pm. There is also the new ferry service in operation from Gourock.

The event starts on Saturday at 12 noon and runs until 8pm. The entry fee of £5 includes a souvenir glass, and tasting notes.

For further information contact: Martin Cox

All proceeds to the CBH

Facade project funded by:


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