Woodforde’s Brewery festive open weekend at Woodbastick hailed a success, with 2,000 expected over two days

Rupert Farquharson, MD of Woodforde’s, with the Woodforde’s shop manager, Juliet Jones.

Rupert Farquharson, MD of Woodforde’s, with the Woodforde’s shop manager, Juliet Jones. - Credit: Archant

The festive feel was well and truly in the air in Woodbastwick today, after the county's biggest brewery threw open its doors for a seasonal open weekend.

The food market at Woodforde's Brewery Open Weekend.

The food market at Woodforde's Brewery Open Weekend. - Credit: Archant

Woodforde's Norfolk Ales are offering the public the chance to peek behind the scenes of its brewery over the course of the weekend.

The event, which is the company's largest ever brewery open weekend, has so far seen visitors have a wander around the site, with a chance to taste some of their favourite drinks at the end.

A festive food market is ensuring local producers showcase their best offerings, as Christmas carollers serenade revellers.

Rupert Farquharson, managing director, said: 'It's a real celebration of local food and drink. It's a way of rewarding our customers and saying thank you.'


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He added that it was a struggle to find a parking space, with around 2,000 expected over the two days.

'We held a similar event last year and this one is even bigger. There are carollers and the pub put on a hog roast - a really nice event.

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'It is a bit like a farmers market but a real celebration of what's so great about Norfolk,' he added.

For more information, visit www.woodfordes.co.uk

Do you have a story for us? Contact reporter Lauren Cope on lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

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