Posted by: kellywoodroffe | 14/01/2020

Wicken Beer Festival 2020

Now that 2020 is well underway we can finally confirm our Beer Festival date for this year is Saturday 16th May.

As always, we’ll give you updates as we get them so keep an eye on our facebook page and here on our blog.

Posted by: kellywoodroffe | 29/04/2019

Beer and Cider List 2019

Oh yes, you read that right! With less than 2 weeks to go until our 16th Beer Festival we finally have our Beer List for 2019.

So, subject to delivery, this is what we have for you this year.

Abbeydale       –       Moonshine 4.3%
Adnams  –       Broadside 4.7%
Bath            –       Gem 4.1%
Brains          –       Rev James Original 4.5%
Camerons        –       Strongarm 4.0%
Castle Rock      –       Elsie Mo! 4.7%
Daleside        –       Old Legover 4.1%
Dancing Duck    –       Dark Drake 4.5%
Dark Star       –       Hophead 3.8%
Everards        –       Beacon Hill 3.8%
Exmoor          –       Gold 4.5%
Fullers         –       ESB 5.5%
Hopback –       Summer Lightning 5.0%
Kelham Island   –       Pale Rider 5.2%
Purple Moose    –       Dark Side of the Moose 4.6%
Rudgate –       Ruby Mild 4.4%
St Peters       –       Mild 3.7%
Taylors         –       Boltmakers 4.0%
Titanic         –       Plum Porter 4.9%
Wadworth        –       Bishop’s Tipple 5.0%
Harviestoun – Schiehallion 4.8% (real lager)

We’ve got 3 different and delicious ciders coming from Jonny Fuller at Spinney Abbey but sadly we are unable to get our other long standing favourite Pickled Pig Cider this year as they aren’t producing. However we have a few new ones for you to try instead from Snails Bank.

Ciders from Spinney Abbey:

Monk & Disorderly 5.6%

Virgin on the Ridiculous 5.6%

Rhubarb 4%

Dirty Habit 4.0%

Ciders from Snails Bank:
Raspberry Ripple

Elderflower Gin & tonic

Tumbledown Medium

We can also confirm that Sabertooth Timmy will be back again after their blistering performance last year in the rain. Hopefully the sun will shine on us all this time round.

Also, this is a reminder that if you are free on Thursday 9th May we will be putting the Marquees up from 6pm. If you can spare some time to help we would very much appreciate it.

We will see you all soon.

Posted by: kellywoodroffe | 28/02/2019

Wicken Beer Festival 2019

The Recreation Committee have come together to discuss our options going forwards and if we could pull off more festivals in the future. Luckily the answer was a resounding YES!

So, we can announce that the 2019 Wicken Beer Festival will be held on Saturday 11th May from 4pm til midnight.

This year we need your help more than ever. As members of our group have moved away our numbers have been dwindling and it is more difficult to run our little festival year after year. We need help on the Thursday evening (9th May) to get the marques put up and on the Sunday after (12th May) in the morning to take them down again and tidy up. We also need some lovely volunteers to help us run the BBQ/soft drinks stand and lend a hand pulling pints behind the bar. If you think you could help please email us at

As we get closer to the day we will update you on the finer details of bands and beers so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We’ll see you all soon

Posted by: kellywoodroffe | 11/05/2018

Things to Remember

As the weekend draws near, here are a few things to remember:

1. As it looks like we’ll be getting some rainy showers in the afternoon, appropriate footwear and clothing would be wise. However, if you do decide to wear your stiletto’s and you get them stuck in the mud, you will at least provide a good laugh for anybody that spots you. Bring a brolly!


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2. Please don’t bring your dog! Who doesn’t love dogs?! BUT we hold the Beer Festival on the Recreation Ground where kids and adults alike play sports and have lots of fun, so unfortunately dogs are not allowed. Please don’t bring them.

3. There will be some seating (and marquees for shelter) provided but it is always a good idea to bring some of your own camping chairs or blankets (weather permitting).

4. Please be careful with the new play equipment as the evening progresses. It’s taken a few years of Festivals to get the Zipwire and Gym equipment (pictured) and it would be great if they don’t get broken after a couple of months. Suggestions for what we save up for next are always welcome

5. There is free parking off Lower Road. Cars can be left there over night but the owner kindly asks that you collect it ASAP in the morning.

See you all soon

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