VILLAGERS with no pub were able to raise a pint or two this month during the annual Four Marks Beer Festival.

The village hall was packed for the occasion with happy people supping real ale and enjoying some great music, provided by the Selborne Zig Zag Band, who had the crowd singing and dancing all evening.

There were 22 different beers to sample, which came from as far afield as Perthshire and Devon. The event, supported by Four Marks Triple fff Brewery, has become an annual event and was a sell-out well before Saturday.

Punters were also able to try cider and wine, as well as hot food, provided by the Scout catering team.

Event organiser Dave Mills said this year’s festival was well supported by business sponsorship, but mainly it was a success because of “the terrific, vibrant crowd” who were keen to enjoy this village community event.

He added: “It is entirely a volunteer-run festival with 25 helpers, which has enabled the organisers to give donations to local projects and charities including the Village War memorial, the Scout group’s youth building project, specialist equipment for Heydays Pre-school, the village sign project, and village defibrillators.”