Halloween beer festival comes to Wandsworth

A beer festival in south west London could appeal to those looking for alternatives to the usual Halloween events.

The annual Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival starts on October 24th at the bar and restaurant La Gothique.

Lasting four days, visitors staying at central London hotels who opt to attend the festival will be able to choose from a whole range of ales, including many made at small breweres in the UK. As well as 100 different beers, there is a choice of 25 ciders and around 20 types of wine.

There is also a special Halloween-themed brew on offer that has been produced for the Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival. A joint project between Shepherd Neame and Le Gothique, the 666 beer consists of six hops, six malts and has six per cent alcohol content.

Entry to the festival costs £4 and tickets can be bought on the door but people, especially larger groups, are advised to book in advance to avoid any possible disappointment. There is also live music at the festival.

Beer fans can also enjoy a special preview night on October 24th, where for a £25 ticket; people can enjoy as much beer as possible and receive a free tasting glass.

La Gothique is a short walk from both Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Common railway stations and is an impressive Gothic building that provides the perfect backdrop for a Halloween event.

"The dramatic setting in the Grade II listed Great Hall and gardens together with food from Le Gothique restaurant make this a festival with a difference," a spokesman for the festival told the Wandsworth Guardian.

"An excellent opportunity to visit a piece of history on your doorstep."

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