High Peak ale festival to pull in the crowds

The Old Hall Inn at Whitehough will be holding a three-day ale and cider festival from tomorrow (Friday).
The Old Hall Inn at Whitehough will be holding a three-day ale and cider festival from tomorrow (Friday).

Ale enthusiasts are expected to flock to a tiny High Peak hamlet this weekend.

The historic Old Hall Inn at Whitehough, near Chinley, will be holding its ale and cider festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors will be treated to over 200 different ale and ciders from around the country, with the added bonus of a barbecue and, on the Saturday night, a special wine tasting bar.

The annual festival, which also incorporates the neighbouring Paper Mill Inn, gets underway at noon tomorrow (Friday) and runs right through until 11pm on Sunday. Thousands of people attend each year.

Live music will be on offer throughout the weekend, featuring a selection of bands and artists.

There will also be a Saturday folk train departing Manchester Piccadilly at 11.49 and calling at all stations from Reddish North to Chinley. Passengers will be treated to live blues from Rowland Jones and the Moveable Feast, who will also perform later at The Old Hall Inn.

For more information, visit www.old-hall-inn.co.uk or search for The Old Hall Inn on Facebook.