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Great British Beer Festival, 2012

The very impressive Olympia Grand Hall in west London is the venue for the 2012 Great British Beer Festival. It is the first time that it has been held at this venue since 2005 and had to move due to Olympic volleyball being held in the festival’s usual home of Earl’s Court. The hall dates back to 1886 and was once the largest building in the UK covered by one span of iron and glass. This year’s festival runs from August 7th to 11th and features 800 beers and ciders.

The Harp in Covent Garden, London is a very popular real ale and cider pub. Always serving 8+ ales and a number of traditional ciders, the pub was voted CAMRA's National Pub of the Year in 2010 and was the first time a London pub had won the accolade. If you ever visit the pub, as well as trying the beer or cider, make sure you try one of their ever changing sausages.

The Harp is a traditional pub located in Covent Garden in the heart of London. It recently won the CAMRA National Pub of the Year award and rightly so. 8 cask ales are always available as well as traditional ciders and perries and cracking sausages that are cooked behind the bar.

Brangwyn Hall is the setting for the annual Swansea Bay beer festival which takes place every August. According to Brew Wales, 'The somewhat risqué murals on the walls of the hall, painted by Frank Brangwyn, were originally meant for the House of Lords but were rejected by them. These artworks were commissioned by Lord Iveagh of the Guinness family and ended up in Swansea.'