VENUE: Leicester Lions Rugby Football Club, Lutterworth Road, Blaby, LE8 4DY

SAT NAV COORDINATES: 52.563889, -1.169222


The Leicester Lions Beer Festival runs on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July 2021.


The bar will be under a Marquee, with musical entertainment (bands on Friday and Saturday) inside the club house. Food will be served from the kitchen kiosk (outside). The clubhouse bar will be open (for draught lager).

Parking is available but you may prefer to get a taxi or a lift to the Beer Festival.


From Leicester, catch an Arriva bus 85 to Lutterworth Road, then a short walk south to the venue.

From Lutterworth, catch an Arriva bus 84 to Wychwood Road, then cross the roundabout to take a short walk north along Lutterworth Road to the venue.


You will need to obtain drinks tokens before going to the bar in the marquee. Tokens can be exchanged for drinks (and 'glasses') at the bar. 1 token = 1/2 pint or soft drink; 2 tokens = 1 pint of beer / cider, 1 (175ml) glass of wine, 1 (125ml) glass of prosecco or a glass of gin (25ml) & tonic. 1 token = 1 drinks glass (polycarbonate).


Payment for tokens and entrance fee can be made using contactless debit/credit card. Please do not bring cash.


Pay for admission at the festival entrance (£5 on Friday/Saturday, FREE entry on Thursday).

If you bought a Festival ticket online, bring your e-Ticket with you (printed, or show the Ticket QR code on your smart phone or device). If you purchased tokens with your online e-Ticket, you can exchange these at the ticket desk. Tokens can be purchased at the ticket desk.


If you look under 25 please bring ID to prove your age. No sharp objects or glass will be allowed on site (your bag may be searched by our security team). You may not bring alcohol or any food items onto the site (those with special dietary requirements can bring certain food items to substitute, e.g. gluten free burger baps).

You must drink up before leaving the site - no drinks to be taken off site at the end of the evening!

Please keep off the rugby pitch!

When leaving the site in the evening, please be considerate of our neighbours and keep noise levels down.

Leicester Lions Beer Festival
Cosby Beer Festival
Leicester Lions Beer Festival

THURSDAY 29 JULY 2021:    7pm - 11pm

FRIDAY 30 JULY 2021:    5pm - 11pm

SATURDAY 31 JULY 2021:    12pm - 11pm

Children are welcome to attend (accompanied by an adult) on Saturday afternoon until 7.00pm.

Under 12s get in free, children aged 12-18 - admission fee reduced to 1 TOKEN (don't buy tickets in advance for any children).


The bar will close 15-30 minutes before the finish time on each day.





No live bands - put your requests in early for the 'Juke Box'!











Many thanks to all the musicians who performed at our previous beer festivals:









Musical performers

A big thank you to all the performers who gave their time freely to support our charity beer festival, raising awareness of Prostate Cancer and the charity PROSTaid.

  • Leicester Lions Beer Festival Music
  • Leicester Lions Beer Festival Music
  • Leicester Lions Beer Festival Music
PPL PRS TheMusicLicence


This event was supported by the PPL PRS charity and community discount scheme. PPL PRS licenses the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the permission they need to play the music they want.


TheMusicLicence ensures that music creators are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.


For more information about PPL PRS, visit pplprs.co.uk or call 0800 0720 808



The following beers will be available at the beer festival.


Meet the brewer on Friday 30th July and you could win a prize!


Hairy Helmet

Hairy Helmet

Hops include Nelson Sauvin, Cascade and a small hint of Herkules to give the Viking some character. Subtle hints of gooseberry and lychees are to be expected.

Ashbourne Ale

Ashbourne Ale (IPA)

A fresh blend of both American hops and New Zealand hops including citra. Crisp and refreshing pint includes fruity notes: mango, peach, grapefruit.

Anstey Ale Golden

Anstey Ale - Golden

Golden ale - soft malty beer with smooth English hops.

Anstey Ale Lakeside

Anstey Ale - Lakeside

Lakeside - Amber bitter finished of Admiral and Challenger hops.

Anstey Ale Milk Stout

Anstey Ale - Milk Stout

Milk stout - smooth and sweet stout.

Anstey Ale Nook

Anstey Ale - Nook

Nook - English IPA with a gentle bitterness and citrus undertones.

Anstey Ale West Coast Pilsner

Anstey Ale - West Coast Pilsner

Pilsner hybrid with a west coast ale yeast, hopped with a blend of noble lager hops & Amarillo - a full bodied, fruity and slightly sweet finish.

Return of the King

Return of the King

A copper/reddish ale, using Nelson & Cascade hops producing a pleasant bitter finish.

Berry Dangerous

Berry Dangerous

(Vegan Friendly - Unfined). Smooth, dark porter infused with raspberries, resulting in a well rounded deliciously moreish pint.

Tap House Brewery Kingdom

Tap House Brewery - Kingdom

Deep ruby brown ale, full of malt flavour.

Tap House Brewery Gold

Tap House Brewery - Gold

Pale, hoppy session ale with citrus notes.

Caveman Strong

Caveman Strong

Trad bitter - full bodied, well rounded, strong malty bitter.

Caveman Citra

Caveman Citra

Pale golden ale, heavily hopped with citra giving a tropical, hoppy flavour.

Falstaff Brewery Flanagan

Falstaff Brewery - Flanagan

Well rounded session ale, copper in colour with a pleasant malty finish.

Falstaff Brewery Everett

Falstaff Brewery - Everett

Golden bitter, with a pleasant hoppy aroma and lingering bitter finish.

Morton Brewery Essington Gold

Morton Brewery - Essington Gold

Brewer's Gold and East Kent Goldings hops are combined to create a full bodied golden ale, refreshing bitterness is followed with a sweet finish.

Morton Brewery Jelly Roll

Morton Brewery - Jelly Roll

Dry hopped best bitter.

Hartshorns Brewery Ignite

Hartshorns Brewery - Ignite

Ignite packs a serious hoppy punch. With an intense citrus flavour from a blend of potent American hops Ignite will satisfy any thirst.

Hartshorns Brewery Full Nelson

Hartshorns Brewery - Full Nelson

Heavily hopped with Nelson hops this pale ale packs a great flavour punch!

Aldwark Artisan Ales Chilli Porter

Aldwark Artisan Ales - Hot Frankenstein

(Vegan friendly). This fiery, monster porter is full of flavour... Strawberries, liquorice, citrus & coffee all present! With an extra shot of hot chilli. Smooth to the taste with a strong mouth feel dark ale.

Aldwark Artisan Ales Nostrum Amber

Aldwark Artisan Ales - Nostrum Amber

A warming amber bitter with honey undertones and lovely mouth feel.

Milestone Brewery West Coast IPA

Milestone Brewery - West Coast IPA

Golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus and floral. Light, sweet to mid-bitter taste, medium to full body.

Milestone Brewery Raspberry Wheat Beer

Milestone Brewery - Raspberry Wheat Beer

Continental style wheat beer infused with fresh raspberries.

Black Hole Brewery Milky Way

Black Hole Brewery - Milky Way

A pale wheat beer.  Honey and banana nose advises the sweet taste but not the sweet, dry spicy finish from this wheat beer.

Black Hole Brewery Cosmic

Black Hole Brewery - Cosmic

Cosmic beer has an amber glow with an initial malt aroma.  The complex balance of malt and English hops give lingering tastes of nuts, fruit and a dry hoppy bitterness.

Mr Grundys Brewery Sniper

Mr Grundys Brewery - Sniper

Amber coloured smooth refreshing bitter with a hint of toffee and a satisfying malty aroma.

Mr Grundys Brewery Big Willie

Mr Grundys Brewery - Big Willie

Thirst quenching golden ale packed with English hops giving a lasting dry bitter finish.

Inadequate Brewery Tickety Boo

Inadequate Brewery - Tickety Boo

Vegan friendly, made mainly with maris otter malt and cara malt for a touch of sweetness. It has mango tropical fruit notes with a citrus back bone and smooth mouthfeel.

Inadequate Brewery Roundhouse Stout

Inadequate Brewery - Roundhouse Stout

Vegan friendly, a full flavoured smooth balanced stout, with chocolate, coffee and fruit undertones.

Magpie Brewery Pow Pow

Magpie Brewery - Pow Pow

Vegan friendly, award-Winning Sorachi and Citra Pale. Thirst-quenching citrusy pale with hints of coconut and a creamy peach-like finish.

Magpie Brewery Roam

Magpie Brewery - Roam

Vegan friendly, a New World pale ale, based on hops from New Zealand and the USA. Tropical citrus aroma, slightly sweet on the palate.

Golden Duck Brewery For England

Golden Duck Brewery - For England

Light woody aroma, slightly sweet with caramel and bubblegum, and a slightly astringent bitterness.

Golden Duck Brewery Carry On Edward

Golden Duck Brewery - Carry On Edward

Pale golden refreshing bitter packed full of delicious hops.

Moonface Brewery Citra

Moonface Brewery - Citra

Hopped using mostly citra, with citrus and tropical hop flavours. A bitter finish and very refreshing.

Heritage Brewery Masterpiece IPA

Heritage Brewery - Masterpiece IPA

Aromatic hops, toasted cereal notes and hints of smoke and spice. A full, luxurious mouth-feel creates an exquisite finish.

Peakstones Rock Brewery Black Hole Porter

Peakstones Rock Brewery - Black Hole Porter

(Vegan Friendly - Unfined) An award winning dark ale, brewed with chocolate malt giving it plenty of body.

Peakstones Rock Brewery Oblivion

Peakstones Rock Brewery - Oblivion

This easy drinking, golden coloured beer has plenty of body despite its strength.

Parish Brewery Farm Gold

Parish Brewery - Farm Gold

A light refreshing hoppy session beer, with a slight citric aftertaste.

Brunswick Brewery Black Sabbath

Brunswick Brewery - Black Sabbath

(Vegan Friendly - Unfined) Strong, dark old ale.

Brunswick Brewery Triple Hop

Brunswick Brewery - Triple Hop

Straw coloured, with a bitter, dry astringency. As the name suggests, three hop variants used in 3 separate stages.

Tower Brewery Imperial IPA

Tower Brewery - Imperial IPA

A premium IPA, light golden in colour with a rich citrus, fruity flavour and a floral hoppy aroma. Distinctive and deceptively quaffable!

Moonface Brewery Pakes Pale

Moonface Brewery - Pakes's Pale

A session pale ale using four hops, centennial, cascade, citra and amorillo.

We will have a selection of ciders, including:


Thirsty Farmer Ciders

  • Strawberry, 4.0%
  • Mango, 4.0%
  • Blackcurrant, 4.0%
  • Lemon & Lime, 4.0%
  • Orange & Pineapple, 4.0%
  • Farmhouse Cloudy, 7.2%
  • Vintage, 6.5%
  • Medium Cloudy, 6.0%


Charnwood Ciders

  • Medium, 6.5%
  • Dry, 6.5%

Check out our Gin Bar!

Gin Bar


Gin measures will be 25ml.


  • Beefeater London Dry Gin - 40%
  • Beefeater London Peach & Raspberry - 37.5%
  • Beefeater London Blood Orange - 37.5%
  • Tanqueray London Export Strength - 43.1%
  • Tanqueray London Seville Orange - 41.3%
  • Bombay Sapphire London Vapour Infused - 40%
  • Bombay Sapphire London Blackberry & Raspberry - 37.5%
  • Martin Millers Icelandic Blended - 40%
  • Martin Millers Icelandic Blended Rhubarb & Lemon - 25%
  • Berry Bros & Rudd London Dry by Doug McIver - 40.6%
  • Sipsmith London Lemon Drizzle - 40.4%
  • Bombay Sapphire London Rhubarb & Strawberry - 27.5%
  • Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger - 43%
  • Bloom London Floral Inspired - 40%
  • The Infusionist Candy Cane Gin Liqueur - 20%
  • Hayman's Hand Distilled True English - 41.2%
  • Waitrose Crisp & Zesty 8 Botanical - 37.5%
  • Opihr Spices of The Orient - 40%
  • Malfy Italian Lemon - 41%
  • Caorunn Scottish Copper Berry Chamber Infused - 41.8%
  • Greysons CHAS Local Rhubarb & lemon Gin - 25%
  • HERBIE VIRGIN Denmark Distilled - 0%
  • Haysmiths Rhubarb & Ginger - 40%
  • Greysons Premium Sicilian Lemon - 37.5%
  • Robert Burnett's WHITE SATIN Dry London - 37.5%
  • Haysmith's Mango & Passion Fruit Gin - 40%
  • Small Batch Apricot & Lychee liqueur Gin - 20%
  • Haysmith's Seville Orange & Persian Lime - 40%
  • Cooperative Coconut & Pineapple limited edition - 40%
  • Haysmith's Pink Grapefruit & Orange Gin - 40%
  • Gordon's Special Dry & Fresh Raspberries Gin - 37.5%


A selection of wine, prosecco and soft drinks will also be available.



Hot dogs and cold (vegetarian) samosas available on Thursday 29th July.

Samosas, Angus beefburgers and bacon paninis available on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July.

This year we've got the Leicester Lions RFC chef in the kitchen preparing a range of food & snacks. Pay for your food items using tokens - 1 token for a hot dog or samosa - 2 tokens for a beefburger or panini.

Hot and Cold Snacks


If you're drinking you'll need to buy at least one polycarbonate glass - a pint glass, prosecco, wine and/or gin glass - each one costs 1 TOKEN and are available at the marquee bar.

The wine glass provides a 175ml serving, the Prosecco glass is for a 125ml serving and the gin glass can be used for a 25ml serving, topped up with tonic water. Choose a pint glass if you want to buy any soft drinks.


You will be charged for admission on the Friday and Saturday of the Beer Festival. If you are coming on both Friday and Saturday, you will need to purchase 2 admission tickets. If you haven't bought a ticket in advance you may pay for admission on each day (at the entrance desk). Please bring a contactless debit or credit card with you to pay for admission and drinks/food tokens. We operate a cashless bar.

If the venue is at maximum capacity, only those who already have tickets will be allowed in.


All profits will be donated to charity - to the Blaby & District Lions nominated charity PROSTaid as well as to the Rotary Club Lutterworth Wycliffe charity fund.



Online ticket desk has closed - pay for admission at the door (Fri/Sat)




£5 per person for admission on Friday 30 July and Saturday 31 July

FREE entry on Thursday 29 July.


£10 Admission (for Friday or Saturday) + 3 tokens for a 'glass' and your 1st drink.

£5 Admission only (for Friday or Saturday).

If you have bought tickets in advance (either raffle style tickets or e-tickets online), please remember to bring them with you. E-tickets can be either printed out or displayed on your smart phone or tablet. If you have lost your ticket you will need to pay again for admission.

Your e-ticket will show a QR code - this will need to be scanned, so please make sure any printouts are clear.

You can purchase extra tokens at any time - when you have used up any credit on your e-ticket you can buy more tokens at the entrance desk.


No refunds can be given and any leftover credit on your e-Ticket will be donated to charity.

No replacement Tickets will be offered - if you lose your Ticket (and any credit on the Ticket), you will need to pay for admission again and buy more tokens - please look after your Ticket.





Drinks tokens can be bought at the Festival entrance and exchanged for drinks at the marquee bar or kitchen (no cash will be accepted at the marquee bar or kitchen).


Admission fee + 3 tokens = £10


Each Polycarbonate glass costs 1 token (available at the marquee bar).


Admission fee = £5 (Friday/Saturday)


3 tokens = £5


6 tokens = £10


9 tokens = £15


12 tokens = £20


15 tokens = £25


18 tokens = £30


21 tokens = £35


24 tokens = £40


27 tokens = £45


Soft drinks and 1/2 pint of beer or cider costs 1 TOKEN.


2 tokens for one pint of real ale / beer / cider / lager

2 tokens for one glass of Gin (25ml) & Tonic

2 tokens for a 175ml glass of Wine or a 125ml glass of Prosecco

Sponsors & Supporters

Please consider sponsoring the 2021 Leicester Lions Beer Festival - view the Sponsorship Opportunities.

Many thanks to the following companies for sponsoring and supporting the Leicester Lions Beer Festival. Visit their website to find out more about them.

EH Smith builders merchants

One of the largest independent builders merchants and timber merchants in the UK, EH Smith stock a huge range of building supplies for Trade and DIY.

From Bricks and Timber to Garden Landscaping, Paint and Tools, EH Smith have everything you need for DIY and home improvement. They are the local merchant on your doorstep. What’s more they deliver too!

For sales or advice, please call 0116 275 0999 or email leicester@ehsmith.co.uk.

Churchgate Auctions

Churchgate Auctions Ltd draws on over 40 years of experience to provide a market leading Auctioneering and Valuation service to the Leicestershire and Midlands region.
"We have an auction that will suit your needs".

0116 287 4856

Diamond Wood and Shaw Richer Sounds Shakespeare Martineau Absolute Health Clinic Next.co.uk Timber and Building Supplies Online PW Circuits Hinckley and Rugby Building Society

Join a Lions Club

Volunteer Benefits

The opportunity to volunteer locally or internationally. Make new friends and professional connections. Lead projects that make your community a better place to live. Have fun doing it!

Community Service

A chance to give something back to your local community. Use the skills you have to improve the life of people in your area. We work to improve the environment, ease suffering and help with a variety of projects.

Tin Appeal and Food Bank

We regularly collect and distribute your spare food items to help struggling families and elderly people, especially over Christmas.

Recycle your old spectacles

By collecting unused glasses and spectacles we can offer improved sight to thousands around the world. After cleaning and sorting, these are sent to developing countries, improving the lives of many people.

Supporting local charities

You can help us raise funds for local charities by attending our regular events - we have a Quiz night twice a year and run Concerts and other special events. Join our mailing list to be notified about the next event.

Social Events

Lions clubs have regular social events - it's not all work! Join us for one of our socials to get to know us. Events include 10-pin bowling, Ghost Walks, Theatre and Museum visits, Crazy Golf and many more!

Lions Clubs International

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community.


Barwell and Earl Shilton Lions Club meets at the Barwell constitutional Club on the 1st Monday of each month.


Blaby & District Lions Club meets at Enderby Social Club, Coleridge Drive, Enderby on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. E: ask@blabylions.co.uk T: 0116 275 1567.


Harborough TWENTY 12 Lions Club meets at Angel Hotel, Market Harborough on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. E: kategodber@hotmail.com


Hinckley & Burbage Lions Club meets at New Plough Inn, 24 Leicester Road, Hinckley on the 2nd Monday of each month. Contact the secretary Cynthia Lines (0845 833 5892) to find out more. E: lioncynthiamaylines@gmail.com


Leicester Charnwood Lions Club meets at Ramada Hotel, Wigston on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. E: jay.ghaghda@gmail.com


Leicester Host Lions Club meets at Leicester Golf Club, Evington Lane, Leicester. Contact the secretary to find out when we meet. E: secretary@leicesterhost.lions105e.org.uk


Lutterworth Lions Club meets at Lutterworth Cricket Club, Coventry Road, Lutterworth on the 2nd Monday of each month. Contact the secretary Jim Patel (01455 553188) to find out more. E: member@lutterworth.wanadoo.co.uk


Melton Mowbray Lions Club meets at the Quorn Lodge Hotel, Melton Mowbray on the 2nd Thursday of each month. E: Dave Robb (secretary) secretary@melton-lions.org.uk


Oadby & Wigston Lions Club meets at Glen Gorse Golf Club, Oadby on the 3rd Monday of each month. E: owlionsclub@live.co.uk T: 07952 979329


Rothley & Soar Valley Lions Club meets at Rothley Court Hotel on the 2nd Monday of each month. E: John Simmons (secretary)jaspa.s@jaspasimmons.plus.com T: 0845 833 4318


Shepshed Lions Club. E: info@shepshedlions.org T: 01509 508 265


If you would like to join us or find out how you can spend a few hours a month serving your community, please get in touch.

Supported by Rotary Club of Lutterworth Wycliffe

Rotary Club

"A friendly club of 29 members based in the South Leicestershire Market Town of Lutterworth... We take great pride in the Rotary motto 'Service above Self' "


The Club celebrated 30 years of service in February 2017 and during that time it has made a real contribution to our local community and has raised significant funds for domestic charities and international good causes.


The club welcomes men and women members who share the same common goal. To enjoy friendship and, at the same time, to do something worthwhile in the community. The priorities being community service (both nationally & internationally), the support of local charities and the development of our young people.


You would be more than welcome to come along to one of our meetings to see for yourself! However, to ensure that there is a meal on the table for you, you will need to contact us in advance - via our Secretary Eddie Hemsley.


Rotary Club of Lutterworth Wycliffe meets at We meet Mondays at 7.30pm at the Greyhound Inn, Market Street, Lutterworth LE17 4EJ.


Please sponsor this event and promote your local business! Get in touch today

PROSTaid Charity

PROSTaid was started in 2006. We are a local, registered, independent prostate & prostate cancer charity, based in Wigston, Leicestershire. PROSTaid covers Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire; we rely on donations and bequests to continue our work and receive no government funding. We are run by prostate cancer patients, families, friends and urological professionals.

PROSTaid charity

We thank all of you who joined us at the last two Beer Festivals we organised in Cosby, helping us to raise funds for local Prostate Cancer charity PROSTaid. We're glad we can organise a festival in 2021 having had to take a year off last year.

- Les Szabo, Past President (Blaby & District Lions Club) -

If you would like to become a 2021 sponsor please Contact Us

EMAIL ENQUIRIES: ask@blabylions.co.uk

Business correspondence should be addressed to Blaby & District Lions Club, 1 Wynton Close, Blaby, Leicester LE8 4HG


If you would like to ask us anything about the Beer Festival please send us an email message.