FESTIVAL DETAILS

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 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 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.

 

Please buy your Festival tickets in advance to help us plan for the event. When buying a Festival ticket online, you will be sent an email with the Ticket attached. Print this out or show the Ticket QR code on your smart phone or device. Your e-Ticket will store any token credit you have purchased (as well as entrance admission for yourself or your group).

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE NOW

 

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!

No barbeques, fires, tents, tables or chairs on the rugby pitch!

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 minutes before the finish time on each day.


MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

 

THURSDAY 29th JULY

No live bands

 

FRIDAY 30th JULY

To be announced

 

SATURDAY 31st JULY

To be announced

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

WAYNE DUNCAN

GLITTER SISTERS

ABOVE AVERAGE WEIGHT BAND

JAZZ CREW

BEATS WORKIN'

WAYNE SMITH

MICK HUBBARD

CHAMBERS

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

 

Drinks

The following beers were available at the last beer festival. This will be updated for 2021 festival ASAP.

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)

Gin Bar sponsored by Burleighs Gin

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

 

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


 

FOOD ON OFFER

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

Hot dogs, samosas, Angus beefburgers and bacon & egg cobs 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 cob.

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 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 tickets, preferably 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/food 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

Buy tickets in advance and save £5 - 3 free tokens will be added to your festival e-ticket = 1 token for a glass and 2 tokens for your first drink!

 

£5 admission on both 30th and 31st July

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE NOW

 

The online ticket office will close on Wednesday 21st July 2021.

 

Tickets are needed for entry on Friday and Saturday, but there is FREE entry on Thursday!

 

£10 Admission (for Friday or Saturday) + 3 tokems 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 purchase another.

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 the 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 Ticket will be donated to PROSTaid.

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

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).

 

Admission fee + 3 tokens = £10

 

Each Polycarbonate glass = 1 token (exchange at the 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

Please consider sponsoring the 2021 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.

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".

www.churchgateauctions.co.uk
0116 287 4856

Next.co.uk

NEXT clothes are styled by its in-house design team to offer great style, quality and value for money with a contemporary fashion edge. As well as online shopping NEXT trades from more than 700 stores.

www.next.co.uk
0333 777 8000


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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

Contact

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