Beer festival will be a right Royal knees-up

front, Chef Roy Currah, back from left, Drew Lucas, Russell Bradshaw, Liam O'hagan and Bru Wood from the Royal Bar in Morecambe who are launching their new Beer Sausage
front, Chef Roy Currah, back from left, Drew Lucas, Russell Bradshaw, Liam O'hagan and Bru Wood from the Royal Bar in Morecambe who are launching their new Beer Sausage

Bangers, beer and bands will be the themes this weekend for a Morecambe seafront pub.

The Royal Bar will be launching its very own Beer Sausage made from its own specially brewed Royal Ale, at its first beer festival.

Cask ales will be £2.25 a pint (£2 for members of CAMRA – the Campaign for Real Ale) and there will be live music every night from Thursday September 25 to Sunday September 28.

Chef Roy Currah has created the new sausage recipe for festival-goers to try for the first time.

Music comes from vocalist Fay Marie on Thursday (7pm), young blues band Tantrum on Friday (9pm), Dan Doherty aka Class Act on Saturday (9pm) and specialists in Irish music Boot Straps on Sunday (6pm).

The beer festival will be another boost for the Royal, which is experiencing a revival under the ownership of the O’Hagan family and the management of Chris ‘Bru’ Wood.

After several management changes and closures in recent years, the Royal reopened in September 2012 after a major refurbishment and has re-established itself as one of the town’s premier pubs due to its regular live music, friendly atmosphere and excellent food.

Kevin O’Hagan from the Royal said that he hoped the beer festival would lead to a Morecambe music festival in future.

Mr O’Hagan said he hoped other Morecambe pubs would join forces with the Royal to create a live music weekend across the town to rival the Lancaster Music Festival, which gets under way next month.

Admission is free to the beer festival.