The team behind the Knutsford Beer Festival has confirmed that the event will return to its town centre roots as The Courthouse was recently unveiled as the venue for 2019.
When the volunteer-run event first launched in 2014, it was held in the then-vacant Old Town Hall (now home to The Lost & Found).
The central position in the town made it an ideal location for a festival, enabling high visibility and support for local businesses.
Andrew Malloy, chairman of the Knutsford Beer Festival committee, commented: “We are delighted to bring the Knutsford Beer Festival back into the town centre.
“The Courthouse is a fantastic venue and we’re sure that next year’s festival will be the high-quality event that Knutsford deserves.
“We would like to thank Egerton Youth Club for hosting us for the last two years, they have a fabulous facility, and it has been a pleasure to support them.”
The festival will bring together a wide selection of keg and cask beers, cider as well as a full bar of gin, spirits, wine and prosecco from The Courthouse who will also be offering a range of street food including burgers and halloumi fries.
The festival will take place 11th-13th April 2019 with sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings plus a dedicated tasting session on the Saturday afternoon.
Tickets will be available soon via the Knutsford Beer Festival website or by picking up one of the limited-edition Christmas baubles in supporting outlets around the town.
Over previous years, Knutsford Beer Festival has raised more than £16,000 for local charities:
- 2014 – Knutsford Lions £1,250 / Cheshire Search & Rescue £1,250 / Knutsford Royal May Day £1,040 (TOTAL £3,540)
- 2015 – East Cheshire Hospice £1,500 / Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Hospital £1,500 / St Johns Wood Lunch Club £1,500 / Knutsford GROW £1,500 (TOTAL £6,000)
- 2016 – Egerton Youth Club £1,500 / Knutsford Scouts £1,500 (TOTAL £3,000)
- 2018 – Egerton Youth Club £1,500 / Knutsford Scouts £1,500 / Knutsford Royal British Legion £500 (TOTAL £3,500)