Drinks are flowing as festival is a success

One of the owls from Whitehouse Farm at the Tynemouth Beer Festival with organisers Brian Wilson (left) and Neil Harvey.

One of the owls from Whitehouse Farm at the Tynemouth Beer Festival with organisers Brian Wilson (left) and Neil Harvey.

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Drinks were flowing as thousands of people descended on a popular festival.

The ninth annual Tynemouth Beer Festival again drew in the crowds to raise money for Tynemouth Cricket Club and Percy Park Rugby Club.

Held at the rugby club from September 17 to 19, visitors were able to enjoy a range of 80 beers plus 20 ciders and perries.

There was live music on the Friday and Saturday nights, including the return of the Ska-Toons, also helped along by the Tyne Idols bus.

Street food stalls proved to be a popular attraction. Special guests were also on hand with staff from Whitehouse Farm, near Morpeth, bringing along a selection of owls.

As well as supporting the cricket and rugby clubs, money was also raised for Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat.

And festival manager Neil Harvey was given a treat as he marked his 60th birthday.

Plans are already underway for the tenth Festival in September 2016.