The first Gunmakers beer festival will kick off at noon on Tuesday 26th April and will run through to closing time on Friday, the day of the Royal wedding.

We’ll be offering up to 30 different ales during the course of the week, with a special cask ale-only bar in place in the rear conservatory. We’ll be proudly showcasing beers from some of our favourite breweries, with a range of styles including bitters, golden ales, milds, stouts and porters.

There’ll be a few highlights that you won’t want to miss: Ascot Ales have produced a special Royal Wedding IPA, Kernel have promised us some casks of their normally bottle-only beer, and we’ll have a range from Tyneside’s finest breweries, Big Lamp and Jarrow. That’s just a sneak preview of what’ll be on offer, so check back here later for the full list.

In the kitchen, our chefs Lara and Simon will prepare beer-friendly delights in addition to our normal menu, with homemade pasties, Scotch eggs and roast pork sandwiches on offer all day.

During the course of this week check this blog for regular updates as we prepare for the event. Daily posts will reveal the list of beers we’ll be selling and the work that’s underway to make it all happen…