Beer fans drink the barrels dry!

Organisers of the Northampton Beer festival, held at Delapre during the weekend, raised a glass in celebration after this year's event attracted record crowds.

Around 5,000 people flocked through the gates of Delapre Abbey for the festival from Thursday to Saturday to enjoy a taste of hundreds of different beers, perrys, ciders and locally-produced wines.

Co-organisers of the event, Phil Greenway, of Great Oakley Brewery, and Graham Walker, chairman of Friends of Delapre Abbey, also arranged for a classic car show and a living history demonstration by the Sealed Knot.

Mr Walker said: "It was an absolutely fantastic success, we had record crowds. The weather was kind to us. I think people enjoyed having something else more than a beer festival, with the classic cars and the Sealed Knot demonstration.

"Everybody enjoyed themselves. We just made it to the end as there were only a few drops left in the barrels."