THE North Cotswold branch of CAMRA staged the 10th festival at Moreton Cricket Club.

The range of 51 beers, were sourced from various parts of the country competing with 20 local beers. The beer styles included pale ale, bitters, porters, stouts and mild.

A range of 22 ciders and Perry came from Hereford, Gloucestershire and Somerset chosen by cider coordinator James Fry..

Martin Jones, Moreton Festival director said: "We were not blessed with our normal good weather but the festival attracted around 1000 people, many camping on site in tents, caravans and motor homes.

"Our GBG pub Landlords were invited to a dinner on Thursday night to celebrate our Festival 10th Anniversary with music by Mansfield Smith hosted by R Walker in the food marquee with beer donated by North Cotswold Brewery and Hook Norton.

"Thanks to all our helpers, sponsors and to Moreton Cricket Club for the venue and a welcome to the 13 new CAMRA members who signed up through the weekend.

"Many thanks to all for a great festival, come back next year for the 11th Festival on 7th/8th September 2018."

CAMRA members from near and far turned out in force, many who had attended all previous nine festivals.

Afternoon entertainment was provided by bands Mansfield Smith followed by The Dropouts on Friday evening attracting many locals and rounded off a very busy evening.

Throughout the weekend local Butcher R and D Walker provided catering from a large airy tent including lamb and pig roasts, burgers, pizzas, faggots and sausages. This proved very popular including breakfasts on Friday and Saturday mornings.

More campers and caravans arrived for the Saturday 11am opening with rain showers and sunshine which did not stop the Hook Norton Dray and horses giving a tremendous show.

Good Intent played a long afternoon set appreciated by a large Saturday afternoon crowd, followed by Greg Brice and Blues Street for the evening session through to 11pm.