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

Posted by: kellywoodroffe | 29/04/2018

Beer List and Band News 2018

Are you feeling blue on this delightfully cool and breezy Sunday? Do you have those post Sunday-dinner, “argh it’s Monday tomorrow” feelings? Well have no fear, our beer list is here!!

Subject to delivery this is what we have for you:

  1. Abbeydale, Salvation 4.9%
  2. Adnams, Mosaic 4.1%
  3. Bedlam, porter 5.0%
  4. Black Sheep, Baa Baa 4%
  5. Blue Monkey, Funky Gibbon 4.1%
  6. Boss, Brave 5.5%
  7. Castle Rosk, Preservation 4.4%
  8. Dancing Duck, Back, Sacks and Quack 4.2%
  9. Dark Star, Hophead 3.8%
  10. Dark Star, Revalations 5.7%
  11. Fullers, Sea Farer 3.6%
  12. Fyne Ales, Vital Sport 4.4%
  13. Moles, Rucking Mole 4.8%
  14. Oakham, Citra 4.2%
  15. Pennine, Hair of the Dog 3.9%
  16. Skinners, Cornish knocker 4.5%
  17. St Austell, HSD 5%
  18. Taylors, Boltmaker 4%
  19. Thornbridge, Lord Marples 4%
  20. Three Daggers, Edge 4.7%
  21. Tiny Rebel, Clutch 4.6%

We are also working on confirming cider orders and hopefully a “real lager.”

In Band News we have confirmed that Sabertooth Timmy will be playing our evening slot.

That’s all for now

13 days to go

Posted by: kellywoodroffe | 13/04/2018

Here we go again

We’ll be back with you on 12th May 2018 for the 15th Wicken Beer Festival. Hasn’t that time flown by?

We’ve been through this so many times already we’re hoping you’ve all got the basics by now. But, if you’ve been on Mars here’s what you’ve got to look forward to this year.






We will be back yet again with more beer, more cider, more BBQ and more great music. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for great weather too.

As usual we will be pouring 22 different ales, including a Real Lager and local cider. They will be £3.50/pint (2 tickets) or £2.00/ half pint (1 ticket). Don’t forget to buy your tickets at the stand before coming to the bar. We will publish our Beer List closer to the day. There will obviously be plenty of Tyler’s burgers and hotdogs to soak up all those pints.

Filling our early music slot we have Gravel Road who will be playing roughly 5.30 til 7.30. Our late slot from around 9 to 11.30 is still to be confirmed. New to us this year we also have Tony Chouler entertaining you between our main acts. That’s plenty of great music so make sure you’ve got your (sensible) dancing shoes on.

As this is a family friendly event, we encourage you to bring the kiddies and explore the whole recreation ground including the new outdoor gym equipment and Zip wire. However, please be careful with these later on in the evening. Feel free to also bring balls, bats and rackets and make the most of what previous Beer Festivals have raised funds for. However, please don’t bring the dog.

This year we really need your help as over the years our regular volunteers have moved away or are now a little to old to be helping for the whole day. We need volunteers to help us by serving pints, flipping burgers and selling tickets. If you can spare some time please get in touch via Facebook or email

Speaking of volunteering, if you’ve got a spare hour on Thursday 10th May come and lend a hand putting up the marquees from 6pm.

Please do say hello and introduce yourselves, it’s good to talk.

Car parking is provided as usual in the field on Lower Road – follow the signs.

The countdown is on



Posted by: kellywoodroffe | 08/05/2017

Beat the Monday Blues

Want something to cheer you up on this cool and gloomy Monday?dancing duck

What about our Beer List for 2017? Yes? Well here you go:

  • Adnam’s Ghost Ship 4.5%
  • Blue Monkey B.G Sips 4%
  • Dancing Duck Ay Up 3.9%
  • Elland 1872 Porter 6.5%
  • Leeds Midnight Bell 4.8%
  • Mr Grundy’s Big Willie 4.3%
  • Ossett Big Red 4%
  • Purity Mad Goose 4.2%blue monkey
  • Rudgate Jorvik Blonde 3.8%
  • Saltaire Raspberry Blonde 4%
  • Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla Stout 4.5%
  • Tiny Rebel Cwtch 4.6%
  • Salopian Golden Thread 5%
  • Harviestoun Schiehallion 4.8% (REAL LAGER)
  • Daleside Monkey Wrench 5.3%
  • Brains Reverend James Original 4.5%black sheep
  • Taylors Ram Tam 4.3%
  • St Austell Trellawny 3.8%
  • Castle Rock Screech Owl 5.5%
  • Flipside Franc N Stein 4.3%
  • Black Sheep Baa Baa 4%
  • Kelham Island Best Bitter 3.8%

Ahhhh Well just writing this list has cheered me up! Dancing Ducks, Screeching Owls, Ghost Ships and Big Willies. Hopefully there is something for everyone, so what’s not to love?


5 Days to Go!



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