Abbie Panks, pictured centre, in one of the marquees. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet

Several thousand visitors are estimated to have enjoyed themselves at the annual beer festival organised by the King’s Arms community-owned pub in Shouldham.

Landlord Ian Skinner said the festival went very well and attracted more visitors than last year.

“We got through a lot of beer. The gin tent was also popular,” said Mr Skinner, who added there were 50 barrels of different beers and around 30 gins on offer.

He said the event, which ran from Friday to Sunday, also included music from 16 bands  and a performance by the Kings Morris dancers.

Since opening three years ago, the pub, run by Abbie Panks with partner Mr Skinner, has bagged a number of awards including CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) West Norfolk Pub of the Year.

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