A BOOZY event has been hailed a 'success' after thousands of pints were pulled over the duration of the event.

Ulverston's three-day beer festival was held in The Coro Hall from Thursday to Saturday.

And organisers have hailed it a success after more than 4,000 pints were handed over to more than 1,500 people.

Festival organiser Dave Wilson said: "After three years of no festival because of Covid, the 32nd Ulverston Beer Festival last weekend was a success. Attendance was down a little but beer and cider sales were up a little on 2019.

"We had no issues or problems during the festival and everyone seemed to have a good time.

"I want to thank all our volunteers who all worked so hard, and without whom the festival could not have happened. Our chosen charity was the Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal and we made £276 for this worthy cause.

"We always get customers to vote for their favourite beer and cider of the festival and this represents a fantastic result for our area as all three winners are local, despite having drinks from as far away as Kent and Orkney."

The results of the winning drinks are:

Cask Ale: Roa Island Boat Club (Roa Island) - Daylight Robbery

Craft Ale: Utown (Ulverston) - Peaches and Cream

Cider: Broughton Bank (Cartmel) - Medium Sweet

More than 70 beers and ciders were on offer at the festival, which was organised by the Furness branch of CAMRA and staffed by volunteers.

Customers paid a £4 entry fee and bought a £3 branded glass upon entry, which could be sold back to the venue or kept as memorabilia.

Mr Wilson said: "We signed a lot of volunteers this time - there were a lot of new people and enthusiasm was high.

"It would be completely impossible without the brilliant team of volunteers we assembled."