BEER buffs turned out in force for a milestone festival in Manningtree.

A wide range of local ciders and beers were on offer at the tenth Manningtree Beer Festival as hundreds of visitors crammed into the marquee of the Stour Sailing Club last Friday and Saturday.

Organiser Peter Shakespeare was delighted with the success of the event.

“We wish to thank the Stour Sailing Club for the use of their marquee, Thomas West from the Red Lion and Paul Mellor of the Harwich Town Brewing Company for helping us to choose some excellent beers,” he said.