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Name the ale!

The Castle Players are delighted to be able to continue to celebrate their summer production with a special Real Ale produced by local award winning micro-brewery Mithril Ales at Aldbrough St John.

Pete Fenwick from Mithril Ales said “I first brewed a special beer for The Castle Players in 2012 which was called ‘The Castle Players Ale, beer As You Like It.’ I like to support the arts locally and their excellent productions bring Shakespeare alive in the grounds of The Bowes Museum.”

Andrew Harrison from The Castle Players said “We need people to be creative and come up with an interesting name for this year’s Real Ale. Those who suggest the names we like the most will go into a draw, with the winner being invited along to Mithril Ales to see the beer being brewed on Tuesday June 21st and to help add the hops, they will also be invited to the launch of the ale at The Old Well Inn and receive the first 2 pints. Do help us and join in the fun.”

Entries can be emailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or posted to The Castle Players, Real Ale Competition, PO BOX 17, Barnard Castle, DL12 9YS. You will need to include your suggestion to name The Castle Players Real Ale, your name, contact details and confirmation that you are over 18 years of age as entrants must be over 18.

Henry V runs from Tuesday 5th- Saturday 9th July in the grounds of the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. Tickets are on sale now from The Witham Box Office, on line from www.castleplayers.co.uk or from 01833 631 107

The closing date for entries is Thursday 16th June 2016.


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