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Popular beer festival celebrating Norfolk Day

PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 July 2018

(from left) Robert Colwell (chairman of King's Lynn Round Table 1114), Sam Hoare, Sam Jones, Matt Roberts, George Rawlings, Jason Hall, Steve Lemmon, Rob Mason and Larry Russen. The Vancouver Round Table group and Stuart House Hotel is organising the 21st King's Lynn Beer Festival around Norfolk Day Picture: STUART HOUSE HOTEL

(from left) Robert Colwell (chairman of King's Lynn Round Table 1114), Sam Hoare, Sam Jones, Matt Roberts, George Rawlings, Jason Hall, Steve Lemmon, Rob Mason and Larry Russen. The Vancouver Round Table group and Stuart House Hotel is organising the 21st King's Lynn Beer Festival around Norfolk Day Picture: STUART HOUSE HOTEL

STUART HOUSE HOTEL

All things Norfolk will be celebrated in a popular family-friendly beer festival.

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The 21st King’s Lynn Beer Festival, organised by the King’s Lynn Vancouver Round Table Stuart House Hotel in the town, starts on Thursday, July 26, and carries on throughout Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28.

It will be featured around the theme of Norfolk to mark the inaugural Norfolk Day, which takes place on July 27.

The festival, which is being hosted by Stuart House Hotel on Goodwins Road, King’s Lynn, also raises important charity funds.

This year it is fundraising for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) which supports other emergency services by deploying volunteer doctors and paramedics to medical emergencies.

Rob Colwell, chairman of the King’s Lynn Vancouver Round Table group, said: “Norfolk Day seemed like a really good thing to celebrate and get involved with.

“The beer festival is an established event and we have raised so much money over the years for local charities.

“We wanted to do something a little bit different.”

Over the past 20 years the beer festival has raised more than £80,000 for worthy causes.

“We are really excited to get involved with Norfolk Day.

“We wanted to shout about out about how Norfolk is a great place to live and work.

“There are amazing people here doing great charity events,” Mr Colwell added.

The festival will include a wide selection of ales from across the country, including Norfolk, and food.

It will also feature live entertainment from acts including easy listening cover bands Wild Wood and DNA as well as blues group Keno Kings.

Mr Colwell said: “It is very much a family-friendly event. We get people from all over west Norfolk. It is the highlight of the year for ale drinkers in the area. It is the most-established beer festival in west Norfolk.”

He added: “We wanted to raise money for NARS because it is made up of volunteers who do so much for Norfolk.”

The festival takes place from 5-11pm on Thursday, and noon-11pm on Friday and Saturday.

People can pay on the door and for more information call the Stuart House Hotel on 01553 772169.

Visit www.kings-lynn-vancouver.roundtable.co.uk for information on joining the group.

Round Table history

Beer festivals, firework displays and Santa sleighs.

These are just some of the community events organised by Round Table groups around Great Britain and Ireland.

Founded in 1927, the national organisation is for men aged 18-45.

It raises money for different charities through various events.

Round Table groups also offer the chance for people from a variety of backgrounds to meet new friends and socialise on a regular basis.

It was formed in Norwich by Louis Marchesi, who died in 1968.

The original ethos of the club was to support younger businessmen - an idea he suggested to the membership in 1926.

The first Round Table group was called Norwich Round Table No 1 and formed at Suckling House, Norwich, now Cinema City, on March 14, 1927.

Marchesi was appointed as its secretary.

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