FESTIVAL DETAILS

VENUE: Leicester Lions Rugby Football Club, Blaby

SAT NAV COORDINATES: 52.563889, -1.169222

 

The Leicester Lions Beer Festival runs on Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August.

 

The bar will be under a Marquee, with musical entertainment inside the club house. Food will be served inside. 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.

 

You will need to purchase drinks tokens when in the marquee, which can be exchanged for drinks 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.

 

Payment (for drinks tokens and entrance) by Cash or Contactless debit/credit card.

 

Please buy your entrance tickets in advance to help us plan for the event (see below). Admission is by ticket only (2 tickets needed if you are coming on both days). If you book in advance, you won't receive paper tickets, just an admission code which you need to show to the entrance staff.

 

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!

Leicester Lions Beer Festival
Cosby Beer Festival
Leicester Lions Beer Festival

FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020:    5pm - 11pm

SATURDAY 1 AUGUST 2020:    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 at 10.45pm on both Friday and Saturday.


MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT - TBC

 

2019 LINE UP WAS...

 

FRIDAY 13th

6.30pm - Wayne Duncan

7.45pm - Glitter Sisters

8.30pm - Glitter Sisters

9.15pm - Above Average Weight Band

10.00pm - Above Average Weight Band

 

SATURDAY 14th

2.15pm - Jazz Crew

3.00pm - Jazz Crew

4.00pm - Beats Workin'

4.45pm - Beats Workin'

6.15pm - Wayne Smith

7.00pm - Wayne Smith

7.45pm - Mick Hubbard

8.30pm - Mick Hubbard

9.15pm - Chambers

10.00pm - Chambers

2018 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

 

Drinks

Five Points XPA

Five Points XPA

4.0%
A light, hoppy and tropical Extra Pale Ale. Refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Churchend Brewer's Truth

Churchend Brewer's Truth

3.6%
Light golden hoppy beer with a distinct mango and vanilla aroma.

Round Corner Jackroller

Round Corner Jackroller

5.6%
Orange in colour from use of Crystal malt and English Pale Ale, layered with a ludicrous amount of American and NZ aromatic hops. A lucious fruit cocktail of aroma - balanced for enjoyment.

Baker's Dozen Jentacular

Baker's Dozen Jentacular

3.5%
Pale ale hopped with Cascade, Centennial, Citra and Simcoe.

Churchend Fallen Angel

Churchend Fallen Angel

5.0%
A sharp but full flavoured pale bitter. Buckets of American hops give it that lemony edge.

Blue Monkey Infinity Plus One

Blue Monkey Infinity Plus One

5.6%
British pale & wheat malts loaded with powerful citra hops and brewed to a heady 5.6%, then massively dry hopped again with Citra to give huge punch and aroma.

Baker's Dozen Magic Potion

Baker's Dozen Magic Potion

3.8%
Either dual hopped or single hopped and often using new & experimental varieties.

Churchend Vicar's Ruin

Churchend Vicar's Ruin

4.4%
Straw coloured best bitter. Delightful hop flavours soften to a delicate malt finish.

Baker's Dozen Straight Outta Ketton

Baker's Dozen Straight Outta Ketton

4.5%
Oatmeal pale with Bravo, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, and Sorachi Ace hops.

Churchend Anchor Bitter

Churchend Anchor Bitter

4.0%
Pale, aromatic with a nice hoppy bite.

Marston's Sweet Chariot

Marston's Sweet Chariot

4.8%
Swing low with this full and fruity beer, guaranteed to carry you home with a spicy aroma and malty sweet taste to savour every English try and bone crunching tackle.

Anstey Ales Neddy's Session

Anstey Ales Neddy's Session

3.9%
Session IPA with a citrus back and a medium bitterness.

Cotleigh Tawny Owl

Cotleigh Tawny Owl

3.8%
Brewed using Devon pale and crystal malted barley and Herefordshire hops, Tawny is a distinctive well balanced best bitter with a subtle hop palate which blends with the sweetness of the malt.

Marston's 61 Deep

Marston's 61 Deep

3.8%
The five American and Australian hops give it its fresh, zesty aroma, whilst the tropical fruit and citrus notes make it extremely drinkable.

Baker's Dozen Electric Landlady

Baker's Dozen Electric Landlady

5.0%
2018 CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain finalist - single hopped golden bitter - Mosaic.

Marston's Old Empire IPA

Marston's Old Empire

5.7%
A memorable and deceptively easy-drinking IPA. Goldings, Fuggles and American Cascade hops combine to give a crisp, citrus hop aromas, with a balanced, bittersweet finish.

Baker's Dozen Martes Trece

Baker's Dozen Martes Trece

5.8%
Fruity IPA with Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic, Mango.

Churchend Goats Milk

Churchend Goats Milk

3.8%
Best of British beer Fest finalist 2017. Dry hopped using Outlaw hops gives it a very fruity, almost sweet taste, with a very floral nose. Literally the only barrel in existence so get it fast!

Anstey Ales St Andrews

Anstey Ales St Andrews

4.5%
Another Festival Special from Anstey Ales, an Amarillo hopped beer with a hint of citrus and orange flavouring. One for the golfer in you.

Blue Monkey BG Sips

Blue Monkey BG Sips

4.0%
We stuff 20 kilograms of the legendary ‘Brewers Gold’ hops into every small scale batch we brew to create this beautifully pale and intensely hoppy beer.

Churchend What the Fox's Hat

Churchend What the Fox's Hat

4.2%
A golden coloured beer with a soft hop flavour finish and an underlying malty edge all the way through the drink.

Everards Sunchaser

Everards Sunchaser

4.0%
Refreshing and Zesty Golden Ale

Blue Monkey Infinity IPA

Blue Monkey Infinity IPA

4.6%
This delicious award winning IPA is brewed with massive amounts of Citra hops to give a distinctive yet traditional taste.

Arkell's Gold

Arkell's Gold

3.7%
A light golden coloured ale brewed using English Maris Otter malt, which creates a satisfying sweet malty flavour. Traditional hops gives the beer a mellow floral hop aroma followed by a distinctive hoppy taste.

Everards Golden Hop

Everards Golden Hop

3.5%
Golden Hop is a golden ale with a bold hop flavour.  Brewed with four varieties of hops, you’ll find a fresh zesty lemon aroma with a refreshing grapefruit flavour and bitter finish.

Tunnel Brewery Mosaic to my Ears

Tunnel Brewery Mosaic to my Ears

4.0%
Tropical with fruit flavours, citrus and zesty with Mosaic hops.

Churchend Silver Jubilee

Churchend Silver Jubilee

4.6%
Golden, well balanced with soft fruit flavours. Brewed for 25th anniversary of the brewery.

Leeds Brewery Calypso

Leeds Brewery Calypso

3.6%
This straw ale has a complex profile consisting of fresh picked pears, hay, and guava, with a delightful finish reminiscent of lemon verbena.

Wadworth Summer Ale

Wadworth Summer Ale

3.9%
This sessionable golden ale is a real thirst quencher. Tropical fruits and spicy floral notes balance the malty and biscuit sweet profile.

Blue Monkey Simian Summer

Blue Monkey Simian Summer

3.6%
A golden session beer, hopped with citrusy American hops.  Flavours to look out for are citrus, orange and grapefruit.  A cracking beer for summer.

Round Corner Cornerstone

Round Corner Cornerstone

4.2%
Our Autumn Bitter has excellent autumn hues. Amber and chocolate malts deliver a pleasant malt aroma. This is hopped wholly with UK and NZ varieties to offer a soft and pleasing bitterness with herbal and earthy notes.

Churchend Cuthberts

Churchend Cuthberts

3.8%
Light brown session bitter, with a full flavour and crisp finish.

Tunnel Brewery Ravenstone

Tunnel Brewery Ravenstone

5.0%
Ruby red strong ale, sweet caramel malts, hedgerow fruit, hoppy undertones.

Everards Myrtle

Everards Myrtle

4.0%
Myrtle is back for a second year.  This red beer has layers of spicy, floral aromas and you’ll get a dry and fruity character on the finish.

Hancock's HB

Hancock's HB

3.6%
A traditional cask ale with an aroma full of toffee, pear and liquorice.

Marston's Saddle Tank

Marston's Saddle Tank

3.8%
An oldie but a goodie. Clear, bright and full flavoured with a malty, biscuit taste. We named it after the train that once brought hops and malts into the Brewery. And then shipped the beer out. All aboard!

HB Clark Wonky Conker

HB Clark Wonky Conker

4.1%
Amber ale with a toffee aroma and a full bodied, well balanced aftertaste.

Churchend Grave Digger's Ale

Churchend Grave Digger's Ale

3.8%
Dark black and red in colour, with a complex mixture of chocolate and roast flavours. The use of two different hops, gives the beer a complex feel and smooth finish.

Fullers Rocky Red

Fullers Rocky Red

4.5%
A fruity rye ale, this beer pours a beautiful red colour with fresh grapefruit and blackcurrant flavours.

Tunnel Brewery The Light

Tunnel Brewery The Light

4.0%
Golden Amber Ale, Barley Sweetness start and a Robust English Hop finish.

Marston's Pedigree

Marston's Pedigree

4.5%
Palate of biscuity malt, spicy hops and light fruitiness.

Tiny Rebel CWTCH

Tiny Rebel CWTCH

4.6%
A citrus and tropical fruity taste with moderate bitterness.

Sharp's Doom Bar

Sharp's Doom Bar

4.0%
A refined old favourite, a balanced, succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malt taste with a hint of the sea.

Everards Old Original

Everards Old Original

5.2%
Rich and Fruity Ruby Ale

Blue Monkey Funky Gibbon

Blue Monkey Funky Gibbon

4.1%
A traditional light-copper coloured session ale. Funky Gibbon is infused with Willamette hops from the USA to create a fruity earthy beer which perfectly balances malt and hops.

Anstey Ales Darkroom

Anstey Ales Darkroom

4.7%
Rounded Oatmeal stout made with six types of grain giving a great smooth finish.

Blue Monkey Guerrilla

Blue Monkey Guerrilla

4.9%
An award winning revolutionary stout, this hearty 4.9%, pitch black beer is full of malty complexity balanced by a robust bitter bite.

Churchend Stout Coffin

Churchend Stout Coffin

4.6%
Black, chewy, tasty and creamy. A first class example of what a stout should be.

We will have a selection of ciders, including:

THIRSTY FARMER CIDER

Thirsty Farmer Ciders

  • Medium Cloudy, 7.2%
  • Blackcurrant, 4.0%
  • Lemon and Lime, 4.0%
  • Mango, 4.0%
  • Medium, 4.0%
  • Dry, 4.0%
  • Sweet, 4.0%
  • Strawberry, 4.0%
  • Orange and Pineapple, 4.0%

SANDFORD ORCHARDS

Devon Scrumpy

  • Devon Scrumpy, 6.0%

WESTONS CIDERS

Westons Ciders

  • Old Rosie, 7.3%
  • Rosie's Pig, 4.8%

CHARNWOOD CIDERS

Charnwood Ciders

  • Cocky Fox, 7.7%
  • Special Reserve Pig, 6.7%

Check out our new Gin Bar (sponsored by Burleighs Gin and Waitrose)

Gin Bar sponsored by Burleighs Gin and Waitrose

GIN & TONIC

Gin measures will be 25ml.

 

  • Gordons Sloe gin - 26%
  • Gordons Original gin - 37.5%
  • Gordons Premium Pink gin - 37.5%
  • Williams GB extra dry gin - 40%
  • McQueen Scottish Pink gin - 37.5%
  • McQueen Scottish Forest Fruits gin - 37.5%
  • Burleigh's London dry Distillers Cut gin - 47%
  • Burleigh's Leicester City FC dry gin - 40%
  • Burleigh's Leicester Tigers RC dry gin - 40%
  • Burleigh's London Dry signature gin - 40%
  • CHC London Dry Rhubarb gin - 25.2%
  • Sorgin & Francois Botanical French gin - 43%
  • Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo gin - 40%
  • Chase Rhubarb & Bramley apple gin - 40%
  • Bombay Sapphire London dry gin - 47%
  • Tanqueray Export London dry gin - 43.1%
  • Tanqueray Seville Orange dry gin - 41.3%
  • Hendrick's handcrafted Scottish gin - 41.4%
  • Coop Pink Grapefruit & Elderflower gin
  • Heston Orange Xmas pudding gin - 40%
  • Warner & Edwards Botanical Garden Honeybee gin - 43%
  • Sheriton Strawberry Gin - 37.5%

 

Herbs & fruits:

  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Coriander
  • Basil
  • Spearmint
  • Fennel Aniseed
  • Lemon
  • Lime

 

Carling, Grolsch and Stowford Press will also be on tap and a selection of wine, prosecco and soft drinks will also be available.


 

FOOD STALLS

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 drinks tokens.

Burgers and Jacket potatoes

PRICES

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.

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 admission for each day of the Beer Festival, so if you are coming on both Friday and Saturday, you will have needed to purchase 2 tickets in advance, or pay for admission on each day (at the entrance desk). Please bring a contactless debit or credit card with you to pay for admission or drinks tokens.

 

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

ADMISSION FEE

The online ticket office will open on 1st January 2020.

 

£10 Admission on Friday OR Saturday, glass and 1st drink (2 tokens).

£5 Admission only (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.


 

 

 

Shops in Leicestershire selling 2019 admission tickets:

 

Blaby — Blaby Shoe Repairs, 6-7 Johns Court, LE8 4DJ

Cosby — Select Convenience (Cosby Newsagents), Croft Road, LE9 1RE

Countesthorpe — Bargain Booze, 69 Station Road, LE8 5TB

Narborough — Narborough Post Office, 2 Royal Court, LE19 2DF

DRINKS

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

The clubhouse bar will be taking cash for the draught lagers on sale.

 

Admission fee, (polycarbonate) glass + 2 tokens = £10

 

Polycarbonate glass + 2 tokens = £5

 

Polycarbonate glass = 1 token

 

Admission fee (without glass or tokens) = £5 (on the door)

 

3 tokens = £5

 

6 tokens = £10

 

9 tokens = £15

 

12 tokens = £20

 

15 tokens = £25

 

18 tokens = £30

 

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

2019 Sponsors

Please consider sponsoring the 2020 Leicester Lions Beer Festival - view the Sponsorship Opportunities.

Many thanks to the following companies for sponsoring the 2019 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.

Next.co.uk Marston's Berkeley Burke Excel Windows Churchgate Auctions Diamond Wood and Shaw Richer Sounds Sharman Fielding Earl Shilton Buidling Society Shakespeare Martineau Hinckley and Rugby Building Society Waitrose and Partners Burleigh's Gin Pepsi PW Circuits Absolute Health Clinic M Morawski Property Maintenance


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.org.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 those that joined us for the 2018 ans 2019 Beer Festivals and helped us raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and the local charity PROSTaid. We look forward to seeing you again in 2020.

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

If you would like to become a 2020 sponsor please Contact Us

EMAIL ENQUIRIES: ask@blabylions.org.uk

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

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