THE Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival has raised more than £12,500 for its future development fund.

The festival, held in the Dean’s Garden on a wet Bank holiday Monday, May 6, was enjoyed by more than 1,000 people, including children who enjoyed the bouncy castle, face painting, ice creams and playing games in the park.

With more than 40 different local beers including the popular G&P Gin infused beer from Daleside Brewery and local Sleningford Cider.

Bands playing in the beer tent included King Courgette, The Elders, Leon Marshall and Ripon's own Two Well Worn.

Molly Lawson, fundraising events officer, said: “The event was a fantastic success and despite the weather forecast, our supporters showed just how loyal they are to brave the weather and join us.

"We have such fantastic volunteers which help to make the event possible, so thank you to everyone who contributed.

"We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the day."