By Josh Dawson
Aren’t sausages lovely? And aren’t they even nicer when washed down with refreshing cider or beer? Whilst watching live music? Until you decide, to hell with dignity! and start dancing right in front of the stage with all the grace of a newly-born deer on roller-skates? (preferably with the appropriate panicked bleating noises). Isn’t that a lovely image?
If you haven’t thrown this magazine away with a cry of fright by this point then read on, as this event is probably for you.
On Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13 in the beautiful village of Albourne, the Blue Boar pub will be holding what promises to be a brilliant beer festival.
On the first night, entertainment will be provided jointly by an up-tempo 9-piece rocking blues band and horn section, known collaboratively as ‘The Big Boys Blues Band and Flexi Muscle’ (which as names go, is quite a mouthful); whilst on the Saturday night ‘Pete G and The Magnitones’ will make you groove with their hard Rhythm and Blues sound, complete with mouth organ aplenty and soulful vocals.
And speaking of mouthfuls, there’ll also be tasty home-made sausage supplied by the award-winning Butcher’s Dog Sausage Company, which is run by an ex-police constable who abandoned a life of crime (so to speak) to find his calling in the planning, production, and perfection of The Art of The Sausage.
And to wash down all the various flavours of sausages – from wild boar and plum to venison and redcurrant – there’ll be over 20 West Country ciders, perrys and lashings of beer. Now doesn’t that sound nice?