Ruddington’s annual beer festival will make a welcome return over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Ruddfest 2019 will run from Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2nd June, with a full programme of events and activities taking place on The Green, at The White Horse Inn and at The Frame Breakers. The Victoria Tavern will also be taking part by offering a wider selection of beers and ciders than usual, although there won’t be an outdoor bar this year.
On The Green, festival goers can enjoy more than 200 beers and ciders as well as 25 gins, prosecco and a range of wines. All these can be soaked up by food from various stalls including hot dogs, Italian food from Gino’s Ristorante, Indian delights from The Three Spices and wood-fired pizzas from Ape About Pizza. There’ll also be music, live entertainment, family fun and games and kids’ activities.
For extra comfort, there’ll be double the amount of toilets provided last year and more tables and chairs. And if the weather proves unkind, two extra-large framed marquees will provide shelter.
Meanwhile, The Frame Breakers will be offering entertainment and extra drinks in the pub and car park across the weekend. There’ll be extra seating and marquees outside, with around 40 cask ales and traditional and fruit ciders on offer, as well as German biers and British craft beers on draught and the return of the popular gin and rum bar. The Pilsner Urquell truck will also return.
On Thursday evening, there’ll be entertainment from Evie M and the Dolphin Morris Men, as well as an open mic event featuring poetry and prose around a heritage theme. This event is put on in partnership with The Framework Knitters Museum and hosted by local legend, Adam Nightingale.
On Friday, Joe Strange and his Band will provide evening entertainment – hopefully outside if the weather holds up. And on Saturday, the pub will be open for breakfast with no other events planned as this is usually Ruddfest’s busiest day. Breakfast will also be served on Sunday morning as the festival winds down.
We hope you enjoy everything Ruddfest has to offer and the event is another huge success! Please drink responsibly.