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May 23, 2019

First held in 2009, FyneFest takes place at the Fyne Ales brewery estate in Argyll. And just like the first one, this year's bash promises 'a weekend of escapism, accompanied by the best beer, food and music from Scotland and beyond'.

While music and beer are vital, every festival runs on its belly and FyneFest is no different. Guests will be able to tuck into a wide range of Scottish specialities as well as dishes from much further afield.

Loch Fyne Oysters, Winston Churchill Venison and Highland Hog Roasts are among the vendors flying the flag for local favourites.

And if you fancy something more exotic, Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, Shawararama and The Italian Kitchen can all help keep the wolf from the door.

More than 40 taps

Naturally, no-one need go thirsty at a festival held in a brewery. The Main Bar at FyneFest will be pouring over forty taps (cask and keg), including a selection of draught cider alongside the wide range of beers.

In addition to the Courtyard Bar and the Brewery Tap, there is a Cocktail Teepee and the Brewer's Lounge which hosts a number of pop-ups.

Those who like to feel they have earned their beer can take a stroll up the glen to the Walkers' Bar, an old bothy on the banks of the River Fyne. In addition to live music by the water, the Fyne Ales pop-up bar serves a range of beers as well as hot food.

The bishops of bounce

This is a food and drink blog rather than a music blog so we won't say much more than you can see the full line-up here.

We would be looking forward to ska masters Bombskare a.k.a. the bishops of bounce, the sorcerers of skank,  and the undisputed masters of Scottish reggae.

And we've not even started on the brewery tours, the pub quiz, the meet-the-brewer sessions or even the morning yoga.

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Main pic above is from Fyne Ales Facebook.