Ufford: White Lion’s beer festival to celebrate 20th annual ‘dwile flonking’ contest
- Credit: Archant
The obscure sport of ‘dwile flonking’ will be taking centre stage at a Suffolk pub’s beer festival this weekend as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of an annual competition.
The reportedly ancient game, which involves two wellington-clad teams, a beer-soaked rag on a stick, and a bizarre set of oddly termed rules, will be one of the main attractions over four days of bank holiday fun at the White Lion in Ufford.
Stephen Thurlow, owner of the award winning pub, said: “It’s an idyllic setting with a very traditional flavour to the festivities. We always get a good audience watching the extravaganza and everyone thoroughly enjoys themselves.”
Alongside the dwile flonking on Sunday, there will also be dilly cart races, rounders, skittles and table tennis competitions and live music.
Around 20 ales, including several brewed on site, will be served along with cider and freshly cooked food.
You may also want to watch:
The festival runs from Friday to Monday afternoon.
- 1 Matchday Recap: Plenty of positives despite Palace defeat
- 2 Eagle-eyed plane spotter saves pilot's life
- 3 How bride paid £1 for vintage wedding dress
- 4 How the Ipswich Town players performed in their friendly clash with Crystal Palace
- 5 Machinery to be sold following the loss of 'passionate' farmer
- 6 Popular Southwold fish and chip shop for sale for £850k
- 7 7 pretty villages in Suffolk
- 8 Ipswich Town 0 Crystal Palace 1: Zaha makes Town pay the penalty
- 9 Andy Angles: Five observations following Town's clash with Crystal Palace
- 10 Town coach on Palace display, fans' return, transfer business and Evans' absence