May Festival 2024

.friday 24th May – Monday 27th May 

opening hours for the festival are:

Friday and Saturday: 12pm–12am  Sunday 12pm – 11.30pm.

Monday: 12pm – 11.30pm

…and guess what! it’s happening again!! The magnificent May Bank Holiday Beer Festival! 20 real ales, a range of keg beers and six ciders. food will be provided both  saturday and Sunday and we have live music Friday and Sunday, so enjoy!! (I will put more of the ciders below when confirmed later this week)

    REAL ALE  |  ciders

Peter Cook's Little Jazz Band

Friday 24th May 6.30pm

Freeborn Brothers

Sunday 26th May 4pm – 8pm


Finlay Housham
Sunday 26th May 3.00pm – 3.30pm  

– On the racks –

Acorn: Barnsley Gold (4,3%)

This award winning golden beer has good bitterness levels, with a fresh citrus and hop aroma. A hoppy flavour throughout with a well hopped clean, dry finish. A CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain Finalist in 2004.

Kent Brewery Mayflower

bowland: Boxer Blonde (4%)

Straw coloured ale that packs a Gooseberry punch


Signature Roadie

Bridge House: Bridge House Blonde (4%)

Modern Blonde ale with Big Traditional Flavours, a blend of 4 hops and 2 malts result in an exciting Citrus Aroma with a Grapefruit Finish.

Salopian Paper Planes

Gadds: Dr Sunshine: (4.2%)

Coriander, orange zest, wheat and bags of fruity hops combine with malted barley to create a mellow, soft and refreshing English wheat ale. An ideal beer for revitalising the constitution after a hard day at the grindstone.

Kent Brewery:Pacific Gem (4.5%)

Very fruity with a berry fruit aroma. 31 in our single hop series

Kent Brewery Black Honey

Brunswick brewery:Father Mike's Ruby Mild (5.8%)

Excellent strong old mild style with lots of toffee and chocolate flavours and low hopping. Slightly dry finish.

Oakham Dragon

Lakedown: Kicking Donkey (4.2%)

Our all-UK belter that’s brimming with biscuity malts. It’s a proper best, using UK Pioneer, cascade and Jester along with local malts and yeast. We blend 7 of the best grains to make our Best Bitter, the best it can be..


Marble:Mild (4.1%)

Eight different malts were used to create this balance Mild. Hints of caramel and chocolate are layered in the modern interpretation of a classic British style. A rich dark colour with a dry finish.

360 Double Act

Triple fff: Alton's pride (3.8%)

A traditional English bitter brewed using water from the Hampshire chalk hills. Full and clean tasting; initially malty, then tangerine fruit and resinous hop build to a quenching bitter finish.

Thornbridge: The Importance of Being(4.3%)

The Importance of Being is a single hopped pale using the fantastic hop, Ernest. Named after their creator, Professor Ernest Salmon, a renowned Mycologist who also made the Wimbledon quarter finals, these hops are a great British variety and known for their bold flavour profile.

Anspach & Hobday Golden Bitter

Little Critters: White Wolf APA (5%)

Our White Wolf is a West coast style pale ale, made with American whole hops. This is a refreshing light beer, smooth from the high quality malt, with a crisp citrus finish and just enough bitterness.

Gadd's West Coast IPA

Lakedown: big Lake (3.8%)

Bright and bouncy, hop forward cask ale. Cascade, cascade and more cascade. Citrus, pine and elderflower. Easy drinking and super fresh!

360 Double Act

Shivering Sands: Timeball Bitter (4.3%)

A collaboration with “Deal Hop Farm” community growers.
Single hopped using Prima Donna Hops. This is a traditional English
bitter that is fruity with spicy notes.

kelham island: easy rider(4.3%)

Easy Rider has been a staple of the Kelham Island range, and with good reason as it pours pure gold and is beautifully balanced with notes of citrus, peach and passion fruit.

Anspach & Hobday Golden Bitter

Milestone: Newark Castle Brown (4.5%)

Nutty brown ale with winter berry notes and a crisp bitter finish

Gadd's West Coast IPA

Shiny: Rocky(4.1%)

A solid and Highly drinkable ale brewed with Cascade, and Mosaic for their fruity and citrus qualities, with a bit of Zeus for added edge!!

360 Double Act

Brunswick: Pick ‘n Mix (5%)

A pale ale with a powerful floral hoppy taste that is derived from the splendid combination of hops used in the brew.

Serious: Goldrush (5.6%)

A Belgian-style golden pale ale brewed with Abbaye yeast and subtly flavoured with English hops.

Anspach & Hobday Golden Bitter

Pendle: Pride of Pendle(4.1%)

An extremely satisfying light amber ale that is balanced with biscuit malt and hops to give a delectably dry taste.

Gadd's West Coast IPA

Pennine:Pennine IPA (4.4%)

A crisp golden IPA brewed with a perfect balance of zesty fruits, mild liquorice and black pepper undertones.


360 Double Act

Kentish Pip: forager (still)(3.4%)

Forager is a taste sensation packed full of juicy hedgerow berries and bursting with natural flavour. Based on an old family recipe, we love pairing real fresh berries with crisp Kentish cider to create a premium, natural and not overly sweet fruit cider.

Kentish Pip: Skylark (still)(5.5%)

Skylark is a next generation sparkling cider, popping with big notes of fresh Kentish dessert apples, followed by a flourish of complex cider tannins. Slow fermentation of this special blend of dessert and cider varieties creates a deeply refreshing, medium dry cider for people who expect the beyond.

Anspach & Hobday Golden Bitter

Kentish Pip: High Diver (4.8%)

High Diver plunges you into a world of fine bubbles and bobbing apples. A luxurious blend with Cox and Bramley apples, medium dry, marrying fresh acidity with a bright aromatic fruit character. It’s a perfect partner to oysters and seafood or simply to enjoy on its own. Take a dive and see what you find.

Anspach & Hobday Golden Bitter

Kentish Pip: Craftsman (4.8 %)

Our original cider, Craftsman, is the people’s favourite from the connoisseur to the enthusiast. A sublime balance of fresh apple, complex notes and subtle tannins. Medium dry, combining crisp and aromatic dessert apples with heritage cider varieties. Don’t settle for anything less.

– Waiting in the wings –

Surrey Hills Brewery Shere Drop

Darkland: Boardwalk Bliss (4.4%)

The second Pale in our modern hop series combines new hops with classic core varieties creating truly exceptional tropical flavour notes of passionfruit, mango, papaya, lemongrass and melon. Triple Dry Hopping with citra, mosaic and galaxy to further enhance the aromas and flavours. Creating a well balanced ale akin to sliding into a hammock between two palm trees, whilst keeping things soft and light to the palate.

Goachers Special House Ale

Liquid Light: Day Tripper (5%)

A juicy Pale Ale packed full of Amarillo at flameout. Double dry-hopped with yet more Amarillo and Motueka for a huge fruity citrusy aroma and lush notes of orange and mandarin on the palate.

Five Points XPA

Settle: Old Smithy Porter (4.5%)

Rich and malty with roast coffee and chocolate tones, finished with a sweetness from the milk – it’s heaven! 

Salopian Lemon Dream

Kirkstall : Dissolution (5.1%)

Brewed in memory of the dissolution of Kirkstall Abbey by Henry Vlll, in 1539 AD, and the disbanding of the Abbey’s Cistercian order. This is a classic India Pale Ale, with a resolute hoppy kick and lasting citrus finish.


Oakham Citra

Southport: Dark Night Mild (3.9%)

Award-winning dark mild. Smooth, dry, with coffee and chocolate flavours.