Beer festival hailed a big success

Hebden Bridge Beer and Cider Festival
Hebden Bridge Beer and Cider Festival

Organisers of the Hebden Bridge Beer Festival are raising a glass to a fantastic weekend.

With beer, cider, live music as well as great food and company, there was plenty for crowds of visitors to enjoy across the two day event.

Unique beers from local breweries including Little Valley Brewery, Bridestones and Slighty Foxed were on the menu.

And cider lovers could sample a wide variety of hand-crafted farmhouse cider and perry selected by the Real Cider Company.

Luddenden Valley Wines also showcased its selection of locally produced fruit wines and liqueurs.

Organiser Amy Leader said: “It was really, really popular and a lovely, lovely event.

“We had lots of different things going on and after the Tour on Sunday, we were brimming with people.

“It was a really good mix of local residents who are into real ale and handcrafted cider, as well as visitors.”

Live music entertained visitors across the weekend and the Hebden Bridge Hill Millies - the town’s all-female morris dance troupe - also performed.

And as the sun broke through the clouds on the final day of the festival, visitors spilled onto the riverside courtyard to soak up the atmosphere in the sunshine.

Pictures from the beer festival by Calder Valley photographer Craig Shaw/blu planet photography.