Gallery: Real ale and old English fun at Ufford pub’s beer festival

Flonker Jake Brayshaw-Williams tries to throw a wet rag at the opposing team during a game of Dwile

Flonker Jake Brayshaw-Williams tries to throw a wet rag at the opposing team during a game of Dwile Flonking at the White Lion's 8th Beer Festival on Sunday, 25 August. - Credit: Archant

An award-winning Suffolk pub has been welcoming visitors to its seventh annual beer festival.

The bank holiday fun continues today at the White Lion in Ufford, near Woodbridge, as the festival draws to a close with more than 20 different types of selected local ales to be sampled.

The event began on Friday and continued on Saturday with rounders and sports games followed by live music in the evening.

Sunday featured some established English traditions in the shape of a Punch and Judy show, a tug-of -war and welly throwing.

Dilly cart racers lined up for Ufford’s own mini Le Mans, while teams competed in the traditional East Anglian pub sport of “Dwile Flonking”, in which participants use a pole to launch a soggy cloth at opponents.


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In the last year, the White Lion, run by Stephen and Gaynor Thurlow, has picked up Community Pub of the Year at the EADT Food and Drinks Awards, was included in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide 2013, and was given Royal approval with a plaque from the Pub is the Hub project, initiated by HRH the Prince of Wales in 2001.

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