ONE of Ashbourne’s smallest villages is planning to hold its first ever beer festival and organisers are hoping people will travel in to support the fund-raising event.
Villagers in Atlow will be holding the beer, cider, wine and pie festival in the village hall on Saturday from 1pm until 11pm and a range of local tipples have been gathered together.
Eight beers, including brews from Derby’s Dancing Duck Brewery, three ciders and five different wines will be on offer at the event and entry is £5.
Organiser Richard Bright said: “It’s the first one we’ve ever attempted and we’re all real ale enthusiasts so we want to encourage people to come and try it.
“It will also enable people to come together from our neighbouring communities in places such as Hognaston and Hulland in one place.”
The entry price includes a drink, and live entertainment for adults and children.
Funds raised on the day will help fund the village hall and church as well as the air ambulance.
•Tissington’s Bluebell Inn is also holding a beer festival, which is due to take place throughout the Bank Holiday.