A PUB in Old Basing has said it aims to do more events going forward after a successful first beer festival.

The Crown decided to run the event on Sunday, 28, after seeing local breweries and village pubs struggle in these uncertain times.

The pub wanted to try and help the community, so decided to put on a beer festival to help promote and support local businesses with a one-day event.

Ian Cresswell and his wife Nikii, who are landlords at The Crown, said they hadn't been sure what the turnout for the event would be but were "very shocked and immensely humbled" when close to 200 people arrived.

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The festival also had live music from two local bands performing on the day as attendees enjoyed the sunshine and the drinks on offer. 

Ian said: "Me and my wife Nikii endeavour to create a local pub where everyone is welcome, safe and most importantly have something to do each time they visit us from our weekly quiz, pool, darts, sport and live music.

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"Throughout the day we managed to raise just over £300 for Dementia Uk via sales of our personalised festival cups.

"We aim to do more of these festivals each year due to the sheer success we had. Standing there, seeing so many people enjoying themselves and showing so much support to all the businesses involved was highly emotional for us both to see and made us feel incredibly proud."