Beer plus music equals fun

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THE beer flowed and so did the music as revellers flocked to Edwardstone’s White Horse for the annual Eddyfest event, held over the bank holiday weekend.

Tucked away in the Suffolk countryside, visitors had everything they needed for the true festival experience – 20 bands playing across two outdoor stages, a packed out campsite, a rain shower or two to dodge ... and the obligatory out-of-order Portaloo.

Real ale connoisseurs had plenty to choose from, with 60 brews on offer, including many from the pub’s own Mill Green Brewery, as well as tipples from Mauldons of Sudbury, and the Nethergate Brewery in Pentlow.

Landlady Amy Mitchell said: “It went very well and was very busy.

“We have a capacity of 600, but with it taking place over four days it’s anyone’s guess how many people came over the whole weekend.”

Nearly all the ales and ciders sold out, with more than 7,000 pints bought over the weekend.

The pub’s next big event is a musical fundraiser in aid of La Isla Foundation – a charity that helps those with chronic kidney failure in Central America – on Saturday, September 11, from noon to 6pm.

Entry is £5 for adults, £3 for under 16s and under 5s get in free.