VillaMarina

We’re back.. and we are bigger!

We are pleased to announce that the fourth Isle of Man CAMRA beer festival will be held on Thursday 9th April 2015 to Saturday 11th April.

This year though, we are moving!  Over the past couple of years, we have become very popular, and on the busy sessions, we have left people waiting outside.  Unfortunately, our previous venue couldn’t accommodate any more people – even with the additional marquee.  As a result, we are on the move to the Villa Marina in the centre of Douglas.

This prestigious venue gives us the opportunity to have nearly three times as many people at any one time, with more beer, a wider selection of food and separate spaces for entertainment.

Details are still in the planning, so please check the website soon.

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Busy Friday night…

The Friday night session maxed out to capacity after about 30 minutes, and we are operating on a one in, one out basis.  Bands starting at 7:00 with the Bus Pass Blues followed by Lava El Elefante.

Most beers are still available at the moment, however we have moved onto the second casks of a few of the more popular ones.  Others are running low though, so get in quick before your favourite runs out.

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Visits up on the first day

All the figures are in for the first day, and there has been a 10% increase in visitors for the first day of the beer festival.  This year, we had a more people visit us during both sessions than the same time last year.

Most beers are still available, however there are a couple we are still waiting to go on.  Further checks will be done tomorrow, and we will update the site with what is available.

Big thanks to all who visited us, and also a thanks to all the volunteers who were working there today.

9th to 11th April 2015 featuring over 100 Real Ales, Ciders, Perries and Fruit Wines