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Beerfest-Lite will offer the City of London's thirsty workforce plenty of refreshing pints at Guildhall Yard on Thursday September 9. Punters will be able to pull into the miniature hops festival to cool themselves off during the ongoing heatwave. Beerfest-Lite will run from...

Beerfest-Lite will offer the City of London’s thirsty workforce plenty of refreshing pints at Guildhall Yard on Thursday September 9.

Punters will be able to pull into the miniature hops festival to cool themselves off during the ongoing heatwave.

Beerfest-Lite will run from noon to 9pm, with the good stuff supplied by Meantime, Windsor and Eaton, Hook Norton and Shepherd Neame breweries.

As visitors sip, they’ll be entertained by the sounds of New Orleans and Germany courtesy of a jazz performance from the Alvar Tree Frogs and the booming Bavarian Oompah band Würst Brass.

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The food menu will include plates from around the world – paella, hot dogs, souvlaki and Caribbean dishes – served by street food vendors.

Guildhall Yard has recently hosted a number of food markets and more are planned for later this year. Details can be found here.

Government advice on COVID will be adhered to and traders will provide sanitiser and clean tables in between use.

Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee, Wendy Hyde, said: “This week’s balmy late summer weather is a wonderful opportunity for visitors, workers and residents to sip a beer and tuck into some fabulous food. They will also be showing support for the businesses that provide it.

“It’s great to see the City’s streets, bars and restaurants are now much busier. The vibrancy is fast returning.

“Culture, heritage and hospitality are at the heart of the history of the City and help make it so special. That is why events like this are so important.”

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