Beer Festival 2017

Cuerden Valley Beer Festival


This years beer festival will take place in our beautiful Walled Orchard from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June. The bar will open at 1.00pm each day and will close at midnight on Friday and Saturday, 10.00 pm on Sunday. As usual there will be hot food available and live music from local entertainers. All tastes are catered for – there will be over 40 beers including Bitter, Lager, Cider as well as wine and soft drinks. Families and dogs are welcome, though dogs must be kept on leads in the Orchard.

Entrance is £5 on Friday and Saturday, £2 on Sunday (FREE if wearing Friday or Saturdays wristband) which includes a limited edition commemorative glass for the first 1,000 visitors, a programme and free entertainment! Children under 18 free.

Please note that Cuerden Valley Park Trust operate a strict ID25 policy. If you are fortunate enough to look under 25 years of age, you will be asked to produce identification to prove you are 18 before you will be allowed in.

Please note that our bar is staffed entirely by volunteers and whilst every effort will be made to serve you as quickly as possible, there may be times at peak periods when you have to queue.

Cask bitter takes 24 hours to settle and does not keep for very long. Therefore,we can only order as much as we think we can sell during the weekend. If demand is unexpectedly high, it may be that certain beers will become unavailable, particularly on the Sunday of the festival. However, every effort will be made to ensure keg beers are available throughout.

If you have a personal favourite that you would like to see at this or future Festivals, please let us know using the contact form at the foot of this page. Please be aware that it is our policy to only source beers from micro breweries.


Crankshaft Brewery – Propshaft 3.8%, Crankcase 5.0%, Sumner Steam 6.6%

Bank Top – Barley to Beer 3.6%, Dark Mild 4.0%, Rumworth Pale Ale 3.8%

Rammy Craft – English Amber 4.4%, Squirrel’s Leap 3.7%, Stellar IPA 3.6%

Brightside – Best Bitter 4.3%, Odin 3.8%, Maverick 4.8%

Wily Fox – Prohibition 3.9%, The Fox Hat 4.2%, Karma Citra 4.3%

3B’s – Bees Knees 3.7%, Honey Bee 3.7%, Bee Happy 4.2%

Ribble – Odd Job 4.3%, Brexit 3.6%

The beers from Ribble are very rare – only available in their own pubs up to now so this is their first appearance at any Beer Festival!

Black Edge – West Coast 4.1%, Zinc Pale Ale 3.5%, Ginger 4.5%

Coach House – Blueberry

Wildside – Summer Fruit 4.8%, Project Pale Ale 5.0

There will be Lagers, Ciders and Fruli as well. Details will be uploaded when drinks are confirmed.

A selection of white, rose and red wines will be available. alternatively, why not treat yourself to some fizz? Prosecco by the glass.


There will also be live music on stage, details to follow in due course.

Friday 2nd June

6pm Jonny Oats Band – Local Indie/Alternative Band

7pm Connor Banks – Young, local singer/songwriter who is fast earning the reputation his unique musical talent deserves.

8pm The Onions – Back again by popular demand playing 80’s classics

Saturday 3rd June

1pm Dots Dots – Acoustic duo, old and new songs, great supporters of the Festival.

2pm Adam and Matt – Local lads playing old and new classics

3pm Dom J Warham – Paying tribute to the legends of Swing and Big Band

4pm Caroline Eve – Talented singer, songwriter and musician.

5pm Millie Weaver – Reached the live stages of ITV’s ‘The Voice’ this year, a regular at the Festival

6pm Madigras Bombers – Original songs and Punk covers.

7pm The Tom Wilson Band – Dance time! Tunes for all tastes, rock, pop and soul.

10pm Aviso – Indie rock band, old, new and originals.

Sunday 4th June

Throughout the day from 3pm

Matt Wells – Old school jazz, swing and be bop.

Chris Tavener – Hilarious satirical songwriter, will put a smile on your face!

Gallicia – Chill out listening to a variety pof international music.

Bob McBride – Sing along with Bob as he performs his repetoire of folk, country and irish songs

Taxis will be available from outside the Walled Orchard courtesy of Avacab  01772 424242 and Miller Citax 01772 884000.