A POPULAR live music venue near Cirencester reopened over the weekend.

Dozens of thirsty customers swarmed to the Cotswold Lakes Brew Co taproom - which is situated in Field Farm, Somerford Keynes - on Good Friday to enjoy an evening of music, street food and award-winning beer.

Holidaymakers and old friends huddled onto wooden benches and chatted over drinks while munching on gourmet burgers and fries provided by Burgerlish Catering. 

Sophia and the Soul Brothers, an energetic five-piece band, got everyone in the party mood with a mixture of Motown and soul tunes. 

Lots of visitors enjoyed an ice-cold Pale Ale or Cotswold Porter, which both won Great Taste Awards in 2022. 

The fledgling brewery was set up by a group of work colleagues who loved drinking beer and decided it would be fun to start making it during lockdown in 2020.

They decided to expand the business by opening a summer taproom last year which was a resounding success, which they hope to emulate this year.

The taproom will be open between 5pm and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

A whole host of events have been planned for the next few weeks including an Open Mic Night, Brewery Quiz Night and Taproom Ibiza Night.

To find out more about future events visit tinyurl.com/ycyxv5c7