A banner advertising THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL, Essex's most famous beer festival fixed to the front of the Hoop Pub.Robin Wolfenden enjoys his pint of real ale on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL, Essex's most famous pub beer festival.The first pint of real ale is poured on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL.Real ale fans celebrate the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL.Andy Woolfenden lanticipates tasting his first pint of ale on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL, Essex's most famous beer festival.Andy Woolfenden savours his first pint of ale on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL, Essex's most famous beer festival.A customer waiting to be served on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL, Essex's most famous beer festival.Pat Crosby from Billericay enjoying herself on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL.Michelle Corrigan, the landlady of the Hoop Pub pours a pint of ale on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL, Essex's most famous beer festival.Drinkers enjoy the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL, Essex's most famous beer festival.A small selection of real ales available on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL.Drinkers enjoying their real ale on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL.A member of bar staff pouring a pint of real ale.A real ale fan enjoys tasting a pint of ale on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL.A happy customer tasting his first pint of real ale of the day at the Hoop Beer Festival.A pint of real ale being poured.Two real ale fans compare beers on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL.A real ale fan peruses a list of ales available on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL.A customer enjoying a pint of real ale at the Hope Beer Festival.A pint of real ale is served straight from the keg by a member of staff on the opening day of THE HOOP BEER FESTIVAL.