Organisers of this year’s Burnham-On-Sea Beer Festival – which was held over the Bank Holiday weekend – say it was the best one yet.

The event was held at the Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street and, over the course of the weekend, the venue saw some 2,000 people attend.

They enjoyed 16 different ales and three ciders plus 100 musicians, artists and bands.

General Manager Paul Hale told “We knew this year’s event would be well attended but this exceeded our expectations and it really put the festival on the map, therefore allowing the festival to continue next year.”

“We have already booked our headline act for next year’s festival and we would like to thank everyone that attended the festival and hope they enjoyed themselve.”

Yeovil Ales ‘Night Train’ won best beer of the festival and the producers will be presented with their certificate.

The festival also introduced a ‘Beer Festival Breakthrough Act’ and this was won by 16-year-old Ben Kempton.

Paul said: “Ben was booked for a solo slot on Saturday afternoon and the crowd was overwhelmed by his talent. Ben returned on the Sunday afternoon to fill a slot that became available and people that saw him the previous day returned to see him again.”

“Ben was already booked for a support act for our forthcoming Frankie Valli tribute night and he has now been given his own paid solo gig on August 19th.”