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Marston’s to celebrate spirit of St George

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 20, 2014

  • 20/04/13 St Georges Day - Marston's, Shobnall Rd, Burton Special St Georges Day celebrations at Marstons Brewery on Shobnall Rd..FR: Jamie Pegg, Kacey Johnson, Liam Pegg.BK: Andrew Whetton, Thomas, David Shardlow

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A BURTON-based beer giant has unveiled its plans of a massive beer festival and family fun event to celebrate St George’s Day.

Marston’s, based in Shobnall Road, will be celebrating the spirit of St George with the special event at its brewery on Saturday, April 26.

The event is set to take place that day as it is the nearest Saturday to St George’s Day – which takes place on Wednesday, April 23.

It will feature a shire horse and dray, vintage motorcycle and mini display and also the opportunity to take a sneak peek behind the scene at the brewery.

Tom Lenihan, assistant brand manager for Marston’s, said: “If you want to try any of our beers (including a few of our new ones) and look around our famous brewery then our St George’s Day festival will be a real treat.

“There’s plenty to see and do with some entertainment for the kids as well. There’s no better way to celebrate our patron saint.”

A spokesman for the firm told the Mail: “Tickets are £5 per adult and kids can go free.

“The £5 entry fee includes one half pint of beer and a Pedigree glass.

“The event includes a beer festival, a shire horse and dray, a bouncy castle, vintage motorcycle and mini display, a live band, hog roast, locally made ice cream and much more.

“It will take place from noon until 4pm at the brewery based in Shobnall Road.

“Join us at the Marston’s Brewery for our beer festival fun day.”

The brewery tours will include a look around the Victorian Brewhouse, the Burton Union System and event the firm’s bottling plant.

It will allow people to learn about the brewing process from mashing to fermentation and to see how the traditional brewing methods have evolved and changed.

More information on the tours and prices is available by calling 01283 507391.

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