Hundreds of real ale and music lovers gathered at a Maldon pub for its 'biggest festival ever'.

Kate Wilsdon-Craddock was very proud to see a full beer garden at The Blue Boar in Silver Street throughout the May bank holiday weekend for its annual beer and music festival.

The pub offered up 18 guest real ales which had been brewed throughout Maldon District, Harwich and many other areas in Essex with a gang of talented bands on hand to bring the energy all through the long weekend from May 24 to 27.

Kate, who took on ownership of the beer festival two years ago said this year's event was the pub's best so far.

She said: "It was fantastic, it was extremely well attended all over the four days, it was just so full, with people from all around the Maldon area and the rest of the country.

"It was just lovely, it was the best attended event ever.

"The weather was very kind to use and it was really nice to see so many people here with us."