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28 March, 2020


Inaugural Hoole Rum Festival



Chester’s suburbs are getting ready for a ‘rum revolution’ to take place next month as the inaugural Hoole Rum Festival makes its way to Hoole Community Centre on Saturday 14th April.

Organised by the team behind the popular Hoole eaterie The Suburbs, the festival boasts an impressive 80 different rums to taste, as well as live entertainment and a banging BBQ.

Guests can expect to welcome spring in style with smooth summer tunes, and the £20 ticket price covers all the rum tasters during the event.

Younger guests will be looked after too, with the organisers planning children’s entertainment to make it a ‘family friendly’ festival.

The tiny festival-goers will have their own play area to keep them as entertained as the adults!

But that’s not all! Local, award-winning brewery Loka Polly will also be in attendance showcasing their wares for those who more aligned with craft beer.

In January Loka Polly took home the Best Beer Award in the annual Chester Beer Awards, so their attendance at the festival is also very much anticipated.

“We’re really excited to be bringing something a little different to Hoole,” said Kingdom Thenga, the mastermind behind the event.

“It will also be the first outing of our bespoke-made mobile bar which will be stacked up to the hilt with rums from all over the world.”

He continued: “Among the 80 different rums, we’ll be serving some showstoppers like Diplomático, the most awarded rum in the world, and different vintages, blends and bar classics from the likes of Plantation Rums and Old J Spiced Rum.”

“There’ll definitely be something for everyone… and then some.”

Hoole, the thriving neighbourhood in Chester was last year named best local centre in the Great British High Street Awards, and also won the Best Newcomer accolade the year before.

The area has always been proud to host innovative and exciting events and organisers behind the Rum Festival believe the event will fit right in with the chic suburb.

You can buy your tickets from the Suburbs or the Bromfield Arms in Hoole. Tickets are £20 per head.