Who would have thought back in March, that the current coronavirus pandemic would continue to seriously impact our daily lives throughout the remainder of 2020?
Unfortunately our efforts to put on an alternative local event to promote real ale and also assist the local pubs and breweries has also been thwarted by the pandemic and the government’s decision to put England into a second lock down. We have therefore decided to cancel our plans for a Wedmore Real Ale Week event and to start focusing our attention on next year’s 20th Real Ale Festival, which we aim to make the best festival yet.
The committee would like to say a big thank you to all the local pubs who agreed to participate in the planned event and we are sorry we were unable to champion local real ale, and support you and the local breweries.
As a gesture of thanks and solidarity to all the participating pubs who are open and trading on the 18th December, we will be providing you some real ale to complement your Christmas assortment and bring some festive cheer to all concerned.
We would also like to thank all the sponsors who had agreed to sponsor the alternative event.
On behalf of the committee, we wish you all a very safe, healthy and merry Christmas and we hope to look forward to a more normal 2021.
As ever, we thank you for your continued support and if you want to keep up to date with our plans for next year’s festival, please like our Facebook page @wedmorerealalefestival, follow us on twitter @WedmoreRealAle or go to our website www.wedmorerealale.com.
Stay safe and stay healthy.