This year’s Stratton Stroll is taking place on 29 July and ‘strollers’ will be able to stroll from pub to pub, taking in great live music and enjoying fantastic ales – including the Stratton Festival Ale! Stratton St Margaret Parish Council has worked closely with some of the local Arkell’s pubs across the Parish to bring the community together for the Stratton Stroll music festival.
This free music festival kicks off from midday at The Kingsdown, The Crown from 1pm, The New Inn from 2pm, Grange Bar from 3pm, The Wheatsheaf from 4pm finishing at The Rat Trap from 7pm until late. Grange Bar will feature live music later than in previous years through to 10pm. Throughout the day the Parish Council will be collecting donations from strollers for the Alzheimer’s Society, the Parish Chairman’s chosen charity for 2017.
For the last five years Arkell’s Brewery has worked with the Parish Council by agreeing to brew the special Stratton Festival Ale. The ale is only available for a very limited time throughout July for the Stratton Festival and Stratton Stroll.
Alex Arkell said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be involved in the Stratton festival and Stroll this year, the reason John Arkell brewed beer here in the first place 174 years ago was to bring together the local community to enjoy the social spaces and events over a delicious beer. We look forward to carrying on this tradition.”
The Chairman of the Council, Cllr Joe Tray said; “The Parish Council is committed to working in partnership with local businesses. The Stroll and the tasty Arkell’s Stratton Festival Ale gets more and more popular each year. We hope to see people flock in their hundreds to this year’s infamous Stratton Stroll!”