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Beer festival in Bury St Edmunds is gatecrashed by Anglo-Saxon warriors after a tipple

PUBLISHED: 21:00 25 May 2015

Anglo-Saxons are at the Beerhouse in Bury St Edmunds to try a new beer which has been brewed for an upcoming event at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village. Back L-R: Dave Elliott, Nigel Simms, Alister Ryde with Demeter Stone (front).

Anglo-Saxons are at the Beerhouse in Bury St Edmunds to try a new beer which has been brewed for an upcoming event at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village. Back L-R: Dave Elliott, Nigel Simms, Alister Ryde with Demeter Stone (front).

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Stunned beer festival-goers looked on in amazement as a group of Anglo-Saxon warriors invaded their pub.

L-R: Holly Hammett,  James Hammett, Jake Bennett-Day, Alister Ryde, Dave Elliott, Demeter Stone and Nigel Simms.L-R: Holly Hammett, James Hammett, Jake Bennett-Day, Alister Ryde, Dave Elliott, Demeter Stone and Nigel Simms.

The stunt, at the Beerhouse Spring Festival in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday, was to help promote a new beer called Crafty Dragon and a new festival at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village on June 20 and 21.

Bury microbrewery Brewshed has specially brewed Crafty Dragon for Dragon Festival, which will include everything from costumed re-enactments of Beowulf and the Dragon to a reptile roadshow, raptor flight displays, storytelling and a ‘live’ 7ft tall T-Rex.

The beer is now available at two Bury pubs, The Beerhouse and The One Bull.

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