Beer drinkers help to conserve the Cotswolds
Beer-loving visitors to yesterday’s Sheep Fair at Shipston-on-Stour helped to raise funds to help preserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) thanks to a joint initiative between a local brewery and the Cotswolds Conservation Board.
North Cotswold Brewery recently joined forces with the Conservation Board by linking this month’s speciality beer with the Cotswolds AONB.
Money raised from the sale of ‘Sheep Town’, a full-flavoured pale bitter made from English hops, will go to the Friends of the Cotswolds who help to raise funds for a wide range of projects and programmes throughout the Cotswolds AONB.
Jon Pilling of North Cotswolds Brewery said: “We had excellent feedback from customers at yesterday’s fair about our beer. The Cotswolds is a very special area and we were delighted to us this opportunity to put something back into the local community.”
Notes to editors:
• North Cotswold Brewery in Moreton-in-Marsh is a 10 barrel microbrewery situated at Ditchford Farm on the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire border. North Cotswold Brewery in Moreton-in-Marsh is a 10 barrel microbrewery situated at Ditchford Farm on the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire border.
• The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is cared for by the
Cotswolds Conservation Board – an independent organisation with 37 members,
15 nominated by local authorities, eight by parish councils and 14 appointed
• The Government has designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks as our finest countryside and they are recognised as being of
• With its rolling hills and valleys the Cotswolds is the largest of 40 AONBs
in England and Wales and is protected to ensure that its beauty and special
character are conserved. It covers 2,038 square kilometres (790 square
miles), stretching from Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the north,
through Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, down to Bath and Wiltshire in the
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