VISITORS to Milford Haven will be able to taste the best of British brews when the first CAMRA beer festival opens in the town this weekend.

The Pembrokeshire branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) has organised its very first beer festival which will run from today (Thursday) until Saturday in Unit 5 Cedar Court, behind Tesco.

Pembrokeshire branch committee member Julie Evans said: “ One of our newer members, Paul Ke nyon, is the owner of the Cych Valley Brewery, which recently opened on the old site of the Nags Head Brewery in Abercych.

“ Paul offered the festival its very own Festival Special Ale, and some of the Camra branch members went along and assisted in the brewing process.”

Three members – Eric Evans, Julie Evans, and fellow brewer Len Davies – went to the brewery and assisted in the mixing and stirring of the ingredients.

Julie said: “Our recipe for our festival beer contains two kinds of malt, some rolled barley and three varieties of hops, good spring water from their own sup- ply, lots of love and attention and a good stir.

“ Those of us who helped in the brewing process are looking forward to our Festival Special Real Ale, with good aroma, good taste and that special hoppy aftertaste we real ale drinkers look for in a good beer.”

The beer festival will be open until 11pm today and from noon until 11pm on Saturday.

A family room will operate until 7.30pm.