You’d bitter beer-lieve it - ale fest is in town!

James Watts and Nikki Pattinson hail the ale!
James Watts and Nikki Pattinson hail the ale!
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Something’s brewing in Cleckheaton, as the town’s first ever beer festival is set to take place next month.

The Cleckheaton Beer and Music Festival will boast more than 40 of the country’s finest real ales at the event in the town hall in Cleckheaton in September.

James Watts, who helped organise the event, said he planned to make the one-day festival as local as possible, and is inviting brewers, bands and food vendors from around Cleckheaton to participate on the day.

He added: “Our idea is to raise the most amount of money and to improve our knowledge of event management.

“We hope to carry on the tradition of similar events established in Cleckheaton, such as the folk festival which benefits local people, promotes local businesses and encourages trade , which we probably need in the town at the moment.

“Everything is booked and in place now – we hope for between 500 and 600 people to attend on the day.

“We hope this will be an event to remember.”

The event has been set up to help raise funds for the Oakwell Music Festival, which will take place at Oakwell Hall next July.

The beer festival will take place on Saturday September 7, from noon-10.30pm.

Entrance is £5, and includes a free glass, brochure and first free drink.

For more information on the festival, visit