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The Vat and Fiddle, Castle Rock’s brewery tap, is 13 and the celebrations to mark its teenage birthday on Thursday 25 March 2010 were attended by many happy customers alongside former staff and cat lovers.

Music, from The Old Nick Trading Company, led the celebrations with toasts enjoyed in six of Castle Rock’s permanent beers.


(l-r) The Vat’s assistant manager, Tony Aram; Amie Macfarlane; Corrin Wilkinson,and manager, Sarah Houghton.

Manager Sarah Houghton says, “Our thanks to everyone who came down to the Meadows to join in the fun. Here’s to the next 13.”

Kipper, the shy, retiring and similarly aged, pub moggie, made an appearance at the celebrations ….. and left to pursue other interests.