Norman Baker launches beer festival at Lewes FC

Norman Baker MP and Johnny Marshall, Lewes FC’s Manager of the 'Rook Inn' and owner of the Gardeners Arms in Lewes.

Local Lib Dem MP Norman Baker was on hand to down the first pint at this year’s Lewes Beer Festival, hosted by Lewes FC.

This year, an even greater range of local beers was offered; from micro-breweries in places such as Firle, Plumpton and Horsham, as well as offerings from Harvey’s of Lewes.

Norman’s choice was a new brew from Harvey’s called Scotch Ale, which Norman branded “absolutely fantastic. They need to roll this out across their estate.”

He added: “I congratulate Lewes FC on hosting this festival, which underlines again the community nature of the club and its importance to Lewes.”

Kevin Miller, Commercial Manager of Lewes FC said;This was the fifth year of our beer festival and was the most successful to date. Close to 500 pints were drunk on the night, guests were treated to some superb pub grub courtesy of our official caterers Circa, and we’d like to thank Mr. Baker for opening the event. All proceeds went to our Supporters Club – dedicated volunteers who do a fantastic job raising funds for the club, and the winner of the Gold Medal and Champion beer on the night was from Harvey’s Brewery. Their ’Scotch Ale’, was the first to sell out, which delighted Head Brewer Miles Jenner, who also attended.

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