Blackburn's famous Thwaites dray horses visit London's Great British Beer Festival

Horseman Jonathan Jones treats the horses to a pint each.

Horseman Jonathan Jones treats the horses to a pint each.

First published in News

THE famous Thwaites shire horses enjoyed a pint of Wainwright beer as they relaxed at the Great British Beer Festival.

The Blackburn brewery has been well represented at the country’s biggest real ale celebration, with seven ales also showcased for beer enthusiasts from across Britain to sample.

The Penny Street firm’s Big Ben, 13 Guns, Lancaster Bomber, Little Bewdy, Nutty Black, Original and Wainwright ales were all available at the festival at London’s Olympia.

The event comes to an end tomorrow, when an expected 55,000 real ale enthusiasts will have passed through the doors to sample 800 different beers.

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2:40pm Fri 16 Aug 13

chanel num 5 says...

How lovely glad to see the brewery still keep these old traditions makes me proud to be a blackburner
How lovely glad to see the brewery still keep these old traditions makes me proud to be a blackburner chanel num 5
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