DRINKS were flowing at the 2021 Tynedale Beer and Cider Festival.

The always popular event, held at Tynedale Rugby Football Club, in Corbridge, ran from Friday, September 3 to Sunday 5.

Tynedale Lions and Tynedale Rugby Club organised the event, which is in its 20th year, with the help of volunteers.

Chair of the festival Ian Cave said in the official programme: “Since the cancellation of last year’s festival, the planning committee were determined that somehow, we would have a festival this year.

“We would also ask that you raise a glass to two of the festival’s friends who passed away this year. Tony Junior, our children’s entertainer, and festival beer sponsor, Tony Turner. Cheers to you both.”

More than 95 real ales served on draught, as well as craft keg beers, 36 craft ciders and perries, and other bar classics were available for enthusiasts to try and enjoy. The festival also had a wine and gin bar.

A number of local food vans were also on site, including Hexham-born Fire and Dough.

Live entertainment was provided by Byker Hillbillies, Bad Bob Bate, Audio Jacks, Liberty Belle, Blistered Molly, Gaja, Shaun Fenwick, Tyne Valley Big Band, The Graduates, Beth Macari, Stratosphonic, Ian K Brown, Ma Kelly’s Boys, Deep Purple in Rock and UK/DC.

All of the monies raised support local charities and good causes – Journey Enterprises, Chrysalis Club - Tynedale, Northumberland County Blind Association, West Northumberland Food Bank and Tynedale Rugby Football Club.