I went. The beer was nice. I think the effort put into cask cooling paid off as every beer I had was good and that is unusual for a festival. I really liked the fact that there was a very good selection of foreign beers. Unfortunately I had chosen to go to the trade session and as I had to catch a train I missed the opening of the competition bar. That is the only complaint, if I have one.
Oh, not quite, when rushing to catch the train with only moments to go and a burger in one hand and carrying my expensive camera in the other I was asked for a ticket.
You should go, it's good.