This August, Liverpool’s much-loved Bombed Out Church will be filled with 200 different ciders and beers.

Real Ale Events are the organisers behind the festival, and it comes after their first event at the venue back in 2015. Their return to the church has been a long time coming, following its two-year closure. St Luke’s recently reopened after necessary restoration works, now being operated by Bombed Out Church Ltd, and Real Ale Events are keen to return after their first beer festival at the venue. Come and raise a glass to the return of one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings.

Ambrose Reynolds, Curator and Artistic Director at Bombed Out Church Ltd, says ‘we are thrilled to be working with Real Ale Events again.

‘After finally getting the keys back in June we are delighted to start our summer schedule of events and see people back inside the church and gardens.’

With 3,500 people in attendance at the last festival – and a similar turnout expected this year – the events company are hoping to make this summer’s offering even better. Now coined ‘Bombed Out Church Cider & Beer Festival’, with 100 different ciders to choose from. Amongst the range will be ciders from the Real Cider Company, Hogan’s and Thistly Cross with more to be announced in the lead up to the festival.

There will also be 100 real ales at the event, with headline sponsors Lancaster Brewery showcasing their range of ales. For those who fancy something slightly different there will be canned beers available alongside wines, prosecco and spirits. Some of the cider flavours include plum, orange & ginger, rhubarb, mango, elderflower and whisky. Intriguing. 

Hot and delicious food will be available over the weekend from local providers, to soak up the alcohol. The event will run over six sessions from Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th August 2017. Tickets start from £5, including a souvenir half pint glass and programme to take away.

Events Director, Katie Jones, says, ‘We had an amazing response to our beer festival at the Bombed Out Church two years ago.

‘We’ve had so many requests for a second event and we’re finally able to put it on. People love this building and it’s great to be able to bring back such an enjoyable event to help celebrate St Luke’s being open again.’

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