A taste of Cornish pub life will be returning to the heart of Glastonbury Festival next week, with St Austell Brewery’s hugely popular pub, The Cornish Arms.
Last year, for the first time, the Brewery recreated a typical Cornish pub at the heart of the festival, offering thousands of revellers a warm, Cornish welcome and a cool, refreshing pint of Cornish real ale. The Cornish Arms is the only bar at the festival serving cooled cask ale.
Over five days of trading the Cornish Arms sold a staggering 30,000 pints – and this year it’s expected to be even bigger and better.
Jeremy Mitchell, Marketing Director of St Austell Brewery, said: “Last year was our first time at Glastonbury and our first experience of an event on this scale - and what a fantastic experience it was.
“We knew it would be busy but had no idea just how busy. There was a fantastic reaction to our ales, with some people enjoying a little touch of home in the middle of the festival, and others trying our beers for the first time.
“It was a brilliant showcase for Tribute and Proper Job, and by working with Tim Vigus, a St Austell Brewery tenant and his staff, the Cornish Arms also shone a light on the excellent talent in our pub estate.”
This year The Cornish Arms has washed up on the Glastonbury fields with a “shipwrecked” theme – complete with flying fish, blue lighting and a mystical, underwater feel.
Mr Mitchell said: “We’ve gone all out and it’s going to be really special, although we hope the underwater theme doesn’t tempt fate with the weather! We’re all praying for sunshine like last year.
“There will be a huge old map of Cornwall, showing all our pubs, where customers will be able to check in and download our new smartphone app, which is packed full of local know-how.
“We’re also looking forward to hearing what people think of our new beer, Trelawny, which was successfully launched at the Royal Cornwall Show at the beginning of June, and to hosting an old-fashioned pub sing-song by the Fisherman’s Friends, who will be singing in The Cornish Arms on Sunday at 3pm, following their performance on the Pyramid Stage .”
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