Branch Diary

  • The Blue Bell, Easton on the Hill, Beer Fest and Gala Weekend Thursday 23 – Monday 27 May 2019 Blue Bell

    It may be the 13th Easton on the Hill Gala (and 12th Beer festival) this year, but at least one person will be lucky when they win the £250 cash prize in the Grand Raffle. This 5 day event has been growing in popularity over the years since being held in tandem with the Blue Bell Pub in their huge garden and marquee, thanks to the sponsorship of landlords Alex and Cinzia.
    There’s something for everyone across the weekend, and the village welcomes all visitors from near and far to come and share in the fun and fundraising. The proceeds from the Grand Raffle, The Traditional Village Fete, “Easton’s Got Talent” and the Pet Show all go to support local village clubs and organisations and the organising committee aims to provide some great entertainment and fun in a traditional village pub setting. Innovations for this year include a barmy “Easton Horse Trials” event at the Monday Fete (expect hobby horses, space hoppers, and general lunacy) and a performance by EATS of “The Jewel of Lamjung” – a short play, as part of the “Easton’s Got Talent” evening, which itself will have an Old Time Music Hall theme.
    The full programme is as follows:
    Thursday 23rd May 18.00: Beer Festival opens and lasts all weekend; more than 26 beers from near and far plus 10 or more ciders. Meet the brewers on Thursday evening.
    Friday 24th May 19.00: Northern Soul Night featuring Motor City Vipers; £8.00 early bird tickets via Eventbrite, £10.00 via Eventbrite or on the door. Tickets also available from the pub or the band's members.
    Saturday 25th May 13.00: 20/20 Cricket between Easton Cricket Club and a Village 11 at the playing fields. BBQ and Bar open 19.30: Easton’s Got Talent (Variety Show) £3.00 Adults, £2.00 U-16. (note-marquee bar closed during performance)
    Sunday 26th May 12.00: All Day Free Music Festival with 7 bands: The Money Shot Band, The Jam Room, Filthy Contact, T’100s, The Expletives, Last Minute Brigade, Let There Be DC, plus acoustic stage. Monday 27th May 11.00: Pet Show – all pets welcome 12.00: Traditional Village Fete, including “Easton Horse Trials”, children’s crafts, heritage tea rooms, stalls, games, maypole dancing, music from the D’Ukes of Rutland and grand raffle draw at 4.00pm.
    All events are free unless otherwise stated and all take place in and around the Blue Bell Marquee, High St, Easton on the Hill PE9 3LR. Further information from or email moc.llihehtnonotsae@alag or call the Blue Bell on 01780 763003

  • June's Branch meeting Monday 3 June 2019 20:30 Tobie Norris

    Transport to Stamford will be leaving the Brewery Tap car park at 7.30. To be sure of a seat, please contact Shep at ku.gro.armac.hguorobretep@ces-laicos or call him on 07852772394

  • Beer Festival 2019 Open Meeting Monday 10 June 2019 Yard of Ale

    An Open Meeting for all members and volunteers to have a chance to hear what's planned for PBF 2019. We'll have an extra feature this year with the SIBA Midlands Champion Beer Competition being held in our marquees. This means more beer than ever before ! Along with cider, gin and wine, there's something for everyone.

  • Ploughman Annual Charity Beer Festival Tuesday 2 – Sunday 7 July 2019 Ploughman

    50+ Real Ales and Ciders In usual Ploughman tradition, we will be holding our annual Charity Summer Beer Festival

    This will include 50+ real ales and ciders plus more than 50 different gins.

    Live Music :

    Friday 5th July - Children of the Rev

    Saturday 6th July - 3pm - 23 Reasons Saturday 6th July - Eve - Revolver

    Sunday 7th July - 3pm - The Nuggets

    We will also be holding a charity raffle over the weekend, with all proceeds going to our chosen charity Heltwate School

    More information about this event will follow, but don't forget to get this date in your diaries

  • July Branch Meeting Tuesday 2 July 2019 20:30 Grange

    A new venue for us. Netherton Football Club.
    By bus, it's the Citi4 at Mayors Walk. Ask the driver to let you off at the Grange.
    By car, it's at the end of the estate opposite the Halcyon on Atherstone Avenue
    If you're lost, please contact Dickie at ku.gro.armac.hguorobretep@ofni or call on 07731993896

  • 5th Annual Gorefield Beer Festival Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July 2019 A venue, but not a pub

    At the Community Hall, Wolf Lane, Gorefield, PE13 4NE
    50+ real ales, ciders, gin and more. Music each evening. Free entry
    6-Midnight Thursday and Friday. Noon-Midnight Saturday.
    More info on the Facebook page: