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Sunderland pubs welcome Oktoberfest


Sep 3, 2017 #Entertainment, #event

SUNDERLAND beer lovers are set to get a taste of Germany, after a popular city pub company has announced the city centre’s first multi-venue Oktoberfest.

Taking place between Saturday, September 16 and Tuesday, October 3, Pub Culture-operated venues The Peacock and Dun Cow are hosting a German themed few weeks, with food and beer that will transport punters to Deutschland.

The festival – celebrated around the world – will culminate in a one-day event on October 30, with the upstairs function room of The Peacock set to serve up beers imported from five Munich brewers.

For £10, punters can buy a ticket for the main day, which will give them an Oktoberfest glass, with their first drink included. They will then be able to buy top-ups of different beers throughout the night.

Dan Luke, general manager at The Peacock and Dun Cow, said: “We’re really excited to host our first Oktoberfest.

“The success of The Dun Cow and Peacock in Sunderland have been, in no small part, down to the city’s appreciation of unusual, high-quality ales, and Oktoberfest builds on that, creating a unique event that we hope will be popular with our usual customers, as well as people who want to try something a little bit different.”

The traditional German festival, which takes place in Munich every year, has been adopted by venues across the UK as a chance for lovers of beer to sample unusual brews from the European capital city.

There will be a number of special food options available during the event, including Currywurst, Bratwurst and Chicken Scnitzel.

Gemma Dishman, marketing and communications manager at Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID), said: “Oktoberfest is popular the world-over, so it’s great to see the teams at The Dun Cow and Peacock bringing a taste of Germany to Sunderland.  We also have the Camra Beer & Cider Festival at the Point to look forward to on October 12, which will be another fantastic celebration for lovers of real ale.

“Sunderland is a city going through an exciting period of transformation, that people from around the world call home, so this will be a great event for anyone interested in different cultures – as well as people who simply appreciate a pint of beer that is a little different from standard brands.”

German beers and produce will be added to both The Peacock and Dun Cow’s menus throughout the festival, and tickets for the special Oktoberfest event, upstairs in The Peacock, cost just £10 and are available to buy from both city centre bars now. People interested in attending are asked to buy their ticket in advance, to avoid disappointment.

By Emily