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Hundreds of visitors enjoyed 12 hours of live music and more than 5,000 pints of real ale as Deepings Beer Festival celebrated its 10th year.

The event took place as usual at the home of Deepings Rugby Club in Linchfield Road, Deeping St James, on Friday and Saturday.

Deeping RUFC Beer Festival -Sally Curran, left, and Emily Dolby serve a pint of beer'Photo: MSMP270713-072js

Deeping RUFC Beer Festival -Sally Curran, left, and Emily Dolby serve a pint of beer'Photo: MSMP270713-072js

The festival was the culmination of months of planning by club volunteers and supporters and was a huge success, with visitors enjoying two days of glorious sunshine.

Festival co-ordinator and rugby club manager Lee Coupland said: “We are delighted with the success of this year’s festival.

“We spend time carefully selecting ales and ciders each year and had many compliments on the range of ales we provided for visitors over the two days.

“Several local breweries, such as Hopshackle, Star Brewing Company and Bexar County Brewery featured in our main beer tent.”

One of the highlights this year was the “challenge Wolfie” event.

People took on three-time BDO World Darts Champion and three-time World Masters Darts champion Martin “Wolfie” Adams on Friday evening in the main beer tent, with four challengers beating him.

Club chairman Mark Owen added: “This event is key for the club each year and we are delighted that with the kind support of Martin “Wolfie” Adams, many club volunteers and the visiting public, we raised over £1,000.”

Some of the proceeds will be given to Rugby For Heroes, a charity that helps military personnel make the transition to civilian life.