Bishopthorpe Sports and Social Club have been enjoying their 11th annual St Patrick’s Beer Festival since yesterday (Friday).

This club was voted club of the year by York CAMRA members this year.

Entry to the beer festival is free, with nine real ales and three ciders in addition to cask ales in the main bar.

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I saw it last night music from NY UKES and today sees singer Olly Patto.

The popular event runs until midnight today and from 12pm to 6pm on Sunday.

When the press called early this afternoon, the room began to fill up, with volunteers also eager to serve and please.

Gordon Rathbone from Bishopthorpe was delighted with his lunch and beer selection.

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“This is my local club. I like the atmosphere, the decor is nice, the people who come are very friendly. The bar is cheaper than others in the village,” he said.

Chris Atwood from Acaster Malbis came with friends.

“We have been here many times. Good atmosphere, good people, and we can come by bus,” he said.

Rob Bailey had a great time with a group of friends.

“I have been to this festival for many years. It’s brilliant every year. I like the beer selection, the casual atmosphere and the food.”

Gavin, Teddy, Penny and Lissy say the club is great for kids.

Meanwhile, boozers also looked forward to rugby on the big screen.

Photos from past festivals were also displayed in the clubhouse.

“We’re having a great family day out,” said Penny’s mum.

Dean Sharman added: “We’ve only just begun. It’s going to be great.”

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