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Following on from our massively successful Oktoberfest event in previous years including last year, we invite you back for a bigger and louder evening of german food, beer and music!
The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 to celebrate the October 12th marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. The citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities which were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates. The main event of the original Oktoberfest was a horse race.
Anniversary celebrations were held annually thereafter that eventually became larger and more elaborate.
Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. Popular and folk music, marches, and polkas make up the oompah music Germany is stereotypically famous for around the world. As the evening wears on, the music becomes louder and more and more people begin to sing, linking arms and swinging beer mugs from side to side, some standing and swaying and dancing on benches or tables. Before each break, the band will offer up "ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit", a toast to contentment, congeniality, and relaxation.
German folk music is not the only sound you will hear emanating from the massive beer tents. International hits like "New York, New York", "Country Road", "YMCA" and even disco- and rock-inspired tunes emanate from the beer tents. Still, you won't have to look far to find a brass band pumping out a German drinking song: Eins … zwei … g'suffa! Prost!
Tickets start from £15 for ticket only with a guaranteed seat in our festival tent and £35 to include a stein of beer, a starter, either a meat or vegetarian platter of german food made by traditional german butchers and bakers and dessert.
The main band of the night will be all of the traditional music played by Appledore Band as well as music from Ella Crossland and Jonno.
Click the poster for a booking page where payment will be taken upfront.
Join us in Halloween Town on the 1st November for a Nightmare Before Christmas themed party! Take a journey into different lands with themed food, drinks, music and decorations. Can you defeat the 7 deadly sins in our interactive experience through the land of the 7 deadly sins? Ticket price includes a ticket to our party as well as a buffet of different foods and our 7 deadly sins themed experience. Costume required to be entered into our fancy dress competition.
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
A friendly and welcoming group that meets weekly to play modern board/card and dice games. There are no entry or table charges, just pull up a chair order a drink/food and play.
There is always a selection of games on the go that you are welcome to join in with. You can guarantee that there will be something different to play every week and we always include rules explanations, guidance and help for beginners.
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