West Berks. brewery and Ducklington Ale

This Saturday was a busy day for Cry Havoc, performing at the West Berkshire brewery open day, and attending Ducklington’s ale in the evening. In the morning, we were treated to a tour of the brewery, and danced spots before and after a barbecue lunch. Best of all, we were able to sample some of the brewery’s finest! Many thanks to Dave, Helen and the team for making us so welcome.

Dancing at West Berks. Brewery

Dancing at West Berks. Brewery

Beers at the West Berks. brewery:

Beers at the West Berks. brewery: shown here, Swift pale ale, Good old boy and Tamesis extra stout; also available were Isis pilsner, Old father Thames and Braggart.

After a couple of hours rest in the early evening, we headed off to Ducklington village hall for the village side’s winter ale. Each side performed two dances before dinner: Havoc’s first went off without a hitch; our second suffered a minor musical issue owing to an unfortunate stick-fiddle contact during the foot-up, but no-one seemed to notice the missing high notes. The food was very tasty (particularly the coconut chicken), and washed down with the three West Berks. beers on offer. Spots after dinner included Owlswick’s “Knickers in the hedgerow” (an interesting take on Country Garden involving knickers rather than hankies), and a novel French Maids’ morris. After a long day, the Havocs called it a night just as a massed dance was getting underway. Thanks to Ducklington Morris for a fine evening of entertainment.

Ducklington ale

Ducklington ale

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