The annual Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival run by the Hull & East Yorkshire branch of CAMRA the Campaign for Real Ale, held at Holy Trinity Church has had to be rescheduled until later this year due to extensive improvement works taking place in the church.
The increasingly popular event, attendances have risen from 1400 in 2013 to 4200 in 2016, was originally scheduled to take place from April 27th to April 29th at the historic church but will now be held at the venue on a larger scale on November 16th, 17th and 18th.
The earlier dates would have clashed with interior works in the church as part of Holy Trinity’s £4.5m development project. Rescheduling the popular event until November will enable CAMRA to make full use of the greater space that will then be available in the remodelled nave.
Festival organiser Stewart Campbell said: “Regrettably we have had to reschedule the event, through no fault of CAMRA or Holy Trinity, but this gives us the opportunity to put on a bigger and better festival in November. The festival committee has been making preparations since last Autumn and can now concentrate our efforts on making this the best festival we have held. It will be even more extraordinary because the church will have been transformed into Hull Minster by then. The extra space in the church will enable us to have entertainment and more food and trade stalls. The beer will still be wonderfully cool in November. We can’t wait!”