Bottoms-up at Dales beer festival

Matlock and Dales CAMRA Beer Festival held at County Hall. Nelson Blackley, Phil Joy, lyndon Smith and Alison Smith.

Matlock and Dales CAMRA Beer Festival held at County Hall. Nelson Blackley, Phil Joy, lyndon Smith and Alison Smith.

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Beer lovers were treated to some beautiful autumnal weather this weekend as they sampled the delights of Matlock & Dales CAMRA Beer Festival 2016.

Now in its fourth year, the festival was set amidst the stunning backdrop of Matlock’s County Hall.

Matlock and Dales CAMRA Beer Festival held at County Hall. Michael Clarke and Neil McGregor.

Matlock and Dales CAMRA Beer Festival held at County Hall. Michael Clarke and Neil McGregor.

The two-day event ran on Friday and Saturday and played host to more than 90 real ales, ciders and craft beers.

A variety of live music acts were on-hand throughout the event to keep punters entertained, kicking off with the County Hall Choir on Friday and followed by others, including Angela Turner and the BMW Brass Band.

And for those seeking to line their stomachs before heading back to the bar, food was laid-on courtesy of Pat’s Famous Pies with some hearty home-made pasty snacks and The Cheese Factor, serving everything from a ploughman’s lunch to cheese sandwiches.