Local food and ale take centre stage in Peak beer and music festival

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Friday 1 July 2005

1 July 2005

Local food and ale take centre stage in Peak beer and music festival

"If music be the food of love, play on," wrote Shakespeare - and there will be plenty of music and food for lovers of local ales and produce at a weekend festival in one of the Peak District's prettiest villages.

The 2005 Beer and Music Festival on July 22 to 24 at Hartington Hall YHA will be a showcase not just for melody but micro-breweries and locally sourced food from across the region.

On the Friday evening the Peter Milner Jazz Quartet will be playing from around 8pm. On the Saturday the Warslow Silver Band will be playing from 5pm. Bayou Gumbo, the internationally famous Creole Jazz Band, will carry on from around 8pm, and there'll be a Carvery Sunday Lunch, using locally sourced produce.

On tap for beer lovers will be hand-pumped ales from local brewers Whim, Leatherbritches, Castlerock, Shardlow, Brunswick, Falstaff and Tower, along with Saxon Ciders, fine wines and tempting non-alcoholic drinks.

Peak District Cuisine, which promotes local food and produce across the region, is helping organise the event - so a big feature of the Sunday carvery will be succulent, slow-grown and matured local meats, along with fruit, vegetables, Hartington cheese and local food specialities.

Hartington Hall YHA is a member of the Peak District Cuisine Steering Group and prides itself on environmentally friendly produce and services, holding the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark.

Entry to the festival (Fri-Sat) is £6 (children £3, under-5s free), the Sunday carvery is £16 (£8 for children), and bookings can be made on 0870 770 5848 or

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