Peterborough Beerfest 2012 – GREAT NEWS!

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I’m very happy, as the organisers of the Peterborough CAMRA Beer festival appear to have listened to either the complaints, or the lower visitor numbers last year, and have reverted a few things to what I feel is the winning formula.

Gone is the dreadful ‘new’ layout, where the music tent turned into a dead-end, meaning a lot of people never visited, and the festival lost the nice circular walk ‘around and around’ it had previously, where you were much more likely to walk past friends / family etc.

Well the ‘old’ layout is BACK!  Great stuff.  See it here on the official website.

Also another complaint of mine had been including the glass price in the entrance fee – making it look far too expensive!   If you take your glass back, you  shouldn’t have to pay for another, only to trade it straight back!?   Last year’s headline prices put people off – getting back to £4/£5 looks far better.  Also having a £1 for a lunchtime session again makes far more sense – well done organisers.

One let-down is the fact Thursday isn’t all day any more – an old tradition… but I’d rather that and take back the layout and more sensible looking pricing.

UPDATE:  I’m creating a site just dedicated to the 35th Festival – well to store some of my photo’s from the event – so check it out!  beerfest.kristianbrown.co.uk

bf2012 poster

The words I like seeing on this are "original layout"!

Author: Krispy

Webmaster of this and many websites over the years. I've been a Senior developer (Java JEE and Oracle DB, specialising in SEAM/JSF/Hibernate web development). Ex Lead Developer at New Scientist magazine, where I worked on creating a new WordPress based website, using almost 100% custom created widgets, plugins and theme. My own projects include websites created in WordPress and custom written with PHP and MySQL, and have my own dedicated Windows server to run them from. Currently proud of; My several darts websites; http://www.pdc-darts.co.uk - Darts, Beers & Cheers, and http://www.opendartstournaments.co.uk/ - Darts Open Tournament database. I also run websites for over ten of the elite players on the PDC tour, and two for darts management companies. Married, one cat. Beer fanatic (wife probably says bore) - I'm becoming an expert in real ale, craft ales, and Belgium and German beers. If expert means enjoying them. I've also dabbling in doing a bit of extract home brew. CAMRA member, and now regular guest judge for the local Beer festival. I've even created the 'semi official' web app for the Peterborough Beer festival (2nd largest in the country). Play a little darts (badly for Stilton), and watch .. LOTS of darts. Also a fan of the local footy team - UP THE POSH!

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