Pictures: Jon Craig


Some 2,000 people joined Wiltshire-based brewer Box Steam for its now annual day-long festival in its home village of Holt, near Bradford on Avon.

With a mix of food, entertainment, music, tug-o-war and, of course, endless supplies of beer, the event was a hit with everyone from the former mayor of Trowbridge to tiny toddlers.

Owner Andy Roberts said: “The day was perfect. It brings the whole community together and it’s just a small way Box Steam Brewery can say thank you to the village for the support they give us all year. It is a pleasure to serve beers to our neighbours.”

Each year the event raises money for a local charity. This year it was the Military Wives Choir, from Colerne, who wowed crowds.

The events team from Box Fest are out and about for the rest of the summer, quenching the thirst of party-goers at Melksham Party in the Park, as the new licensed bar at the event taking over from Moles, and also at The Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford from Friday.