Hoole Rum Festival a roaring success


Guests at the inaugural Hoole Rum Festival welcomed summer in style on Saturday, enjoying glorious weather and smooth tunes as they drank their way through approximately 80 rums from all around the world.

The first of its kind to grace the Hoole Community Hall, the rum festival offered its patrons a stunning selection of different kinds of rum.

Brands including Ron Abuelo Anejo, Plantation, Diplomatico and Pampero were represented, with ticket-holders being able to taste as many as they wanted to.

The whole of the community hall was utilised for the festival, where scores of tables were filled with the different varieties, plus experts on hand to pour the tasters for eager festival-goers.

The smallest members of the family were well looked after too, with a dedicated children’s play area inside the hall.

In the courtyard, meanwhile, visitors found what is arguably going to remembered as the first BBQ of the summer, with sizzling jerk chicken and tasty burgers.

The award winning Loka Polly brewery were close at hand for any craft beer needs as well.

The brand new mobile bar by Cheshire Cocktail Company saw its first ever outing, offering tipples of all kinds – including prosecco, gin and beer.

Chris Matheson, Labour MP for Chester, also popped by to check out the festival and spoke to local residents taking in the sunshine.

Kingdom Thenga, organiser of the event, said: “For the first event of this kind in Hoole, we’re really pleased with the day! We had some great people attend, the atmosphere was fantastic and the weather couldn’t have been better!”

He continued: “We’ve received so much positive feedback for the event, which is much appreciated. We can’t wait for the next one, so watch this space!”

You can keep updated with the developments of the upcoming events by following the dedicated twitter account: @HooleRumFest