A PUB in Tadley is staging an exciting Pride party to celebrate half a century of LGBTQ+ progress, with guests getting the chance to enjoy delicious food, live music, and games. 

Fox & Hounds pub in Mulfords Hill, Tadley, is organising the event in its newly renovated garden area between 12pm and 12am on Saturday (July 30) – 50 years on from the UK’s first Pride march in London. 

Entertainment on the day and throughout the evening includes a variety of musical performances from drag queens Sophia Gardens, Lil' Miss Truffles and headliner Dr Bev, as well as acts from singers and DJs throughout the event.  

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Elsewhere, there will be craft stalls selling Pride merchandise, a 360-degree selfie zone and glitter tattoos, while food offerings include gourmet burgers and a Caribbean food truck, as well as candy floss and popcorn.

LGBTQI+ outreach education project, My Umbrella, will also be in attendance, while little ones will have access to a dedicated ‘kid’s zone’, with arts and crafts, giant garden games and more.

As a Greene King pub, The Fox & Hound will be selling a range of the brand’s top beers and cask ales, as well as special edition bottles of Progress Pale Ale.  

To celebrate 50 years of progress, Greene King is donating 10p for every bottle sold of Progress Pale Ale to the Switchboard LGBT+ charity.  

The Fox & Hounds team is also hosting a raffle during the event, with all proceeds going towards the installation of a new defibrillator on site. 

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Kim Haysom-Gamblin, assistant manager at The Fox & Hounds, said: “We’re so excited to be hosting our annual pride celebration this weekend. It’s an incredibly inclusive event, open to people of all ages and identities and will be filled with so many fantastic activities. 

“We firmly believe that pubs should play a vital role in supporting the local LGBTQ+ community, and this weekend’s event is a perfect example of how our amazing customers come together to mark 50 years of LGBTQ+ progress.”

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