How did Beer fare in its Village of the Year heat?

Beer Choir will be featured on the show. Picture: Channel 4 Television

Beer Choir will be featured on the show. Picture: Channel 4 Television - Credit: Archant

Did the village triumph against competitors Sherston, Clovelly and Llanllyfni to make it to the semi final tomorrow night? Warning spoilers of this afternoon’s episode of Village of the Year.

Beer has triumphed in its heat to reach the semi-final of a new television show searching for the country’s ‘Village of the Year’.

It is now one stage away from the grand final and the £10,000 prize in Channel 4’s competition after beating Sherston, Clovelly and Llanllyfni in the heats.

Host Penelope Keith met residents from the village and learnt about Beer’s fishing heritage, ‘fascinating’ lace-making past and historic Wurltizer organ.

Judges Alex Langlands, Juliet Sergeant and Patrick Grant were in agreement when they voted Beer their winner on Friday’s show.


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Historian Alex said Beer had achieved the right balance between being a tourist destination and village life, while Chelsea Garden Show gold medallist Juliet loved its ‘eccentricity’ and called it ‘quintessentially English’.

Patrick, who judged the Great British Sewing Bee, said: “There is a great sense of pride in the place and in the traditions, it absolutely touched my heartstrings.”

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Beer will feature in Saturday’s semi-final, which will be shown on Channel 4 at 8pm.

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