Hall & Woodhouse, the leading independent family-owned Dorset brewer, will be championing local brewers at its annual Dorset Beer Festival on Saturday, June 22 at the Brewery in Blandford.

Previously the festival has attracted more than 1,000 people on the day and is an opportunity to celebrate the local brewers based in the county, while raising money for charity. Showcasing over 50 different beers and ciders, the event supports local craft breweries and cider makers, as well as the brewer’s own Badger Beer. Brewhouse & Kitchen, Timothy Taylor’s and Thatchers are amongst some of the other brewers confirmed for this year’s festival.

New for 2019, there will be an outdoor kitchen area, comprising four outdoor ovens that will serve a variety of pizza and flatbreads. Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream will be returning to the festival for those with a sweet tooth. Colourful Coffee and Rio soft drinks, both in the Hall & Woodhouse portfolio, will be available on the day.

In addition to the extensive line-up of food and drink on offer, there will also be a jam-packed programme of live music for festival-goers to enjoy, including bands ‘Just Us’ and the ‘Brass Monkeys’.

Over the past six years, the festival has supported a number of charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Blandford Opportunity Group, Alzheimer’s Society, Teddy20 and Together for Short Lives. In total, the one-day event has raised over £40,000 for the charities supported since it began in 2013. This year’s funds raised will be donated to the company’s charity of the year, the local Air Ambulance charities.

Toby Heasman, Head Brewer at Hall & Woodhouse, said: “Our annual Dorset Beer Festival is a great day out for all the family and is the perfect opportunity for the local community to come together. The day really does offer something for everyone, with activities for the kids and their parents too. The amount the festival has raised for charity has grown year-on-year so we are hoping for the same success in 2019.”

Above and beyond the festival, Hall & Woodhouse has raised more than £800,000 for charity over the past seven years through its different initiatives. As a company Hall & Woodhouse is committed to supporting the local community across the south of England and is always looking for new ways to give back to its guests.

Tickets for the Hall & Woodhouse Dorset Beer Festival are available to buy online for £10 per person at www.hallwoodhousebeerfest.com . This price includes entry, a beer glass, programme and six drink tokens. Tickets will be available to purchase on the gate subject to availability. The event runs from 11am-10pm, with last entry at 8pm.