A MALPAS pub will be putting on a festival as part of the village’s annual fair this month, with residents urged to take part.

The Lion at Malpas, in the High Street, has announced the Maludi festival, an add on to the annual Malpas Village Fair, featuring Malpas Showcase Day organised by the parish council.

The event will span three days and will feature a unique combination of village festivities and The Lion's own events from tug-of-war competitions, to live music acts, delicious BBQs, and an outdoor Moretti and gin and tonic bar.

A spokesman for the pub said: “The festivities kick off on Friday, July 14, where tug-of-war patrons will be invited to The Lion for team registration to receive their t-shirts and take team photos.

“Adding to the excitement will be live music throughout the evening, creating a lively atmosphere for all participants and spectators alike.


 The Malpas village fair is set to be an exciting event with a variety of activities and attractions.

“On Saturday, July 15 the Jubilee Hall will host an art exhibition, showcasing local talent for all to enjoy, alongside a number of stalls on the recreation ground featuring local businesses and private exhibitors.

“One of the main highlights of the fair will be The Lion’s tug-of-war event, starting at 2pm, where teams will compete in a knockout scenario to determine the ultimate winners.

“The Lion festival continues to roar into Saturday evening, as the triumphant team awaits their grand moment of victory, when they will be awarded The Lion Cup and treated to complimentary drinks.

“As the night unfolds, live music performances take the big stage, accompanied with a special summer street food menu and Moretti and gin and tonic bar until midnight.

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“As we ease into the Sunday, guests are welcomed back to The Lion for an ‘easy Sunday’ offering live music back on the big stage, an inviting outdoor BBQ, plus the Lion’s delicious Sunday roast in the pub.

“Moreover, in the pub's esteemed Brereton Suite, visitors are welcomed to the local food market, which will showcase the finest offerings from local traders.”

For more information and details on the Festival, search The Lion Malpas on Instagram and Facebook.