The annual Bucklebury Beerfest is held at the Recreation Ground in Bucklebury Village every Autumn. This year it will be our 9th Beerfest, and the date is set for 30th September 2017.

The event is very much a family fun day as well as a beerfest, and the aim is to raise funds to maintain the village hall, the Victory Room.

The event is free to the public and runs from 12 noon until 6pm. See for what we've got lined up for this year.

Beer

The majority of our beer comes from West Berks Brewery, a local microbrewery based in Yattendon. WBB is known for their award-winning range of traditional cask ales and bottled beers having won more than 40 awards since they struck their first brew in 1995!

We also have 1 or 2 barrels from Indigenous Brewery near Newbury, who create local hand crafted ales for the discerning ale drinker!

And let's not forget the cider, from lovely Tutts Clump.

Since 2006 they have been making award-winning Cider with 100% juice from Real fruit. Being sugar and gluten free it’s also suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.

Tutts Clump Cider is a family business that was set up in 2006 by Tim Wale. Tim (who is an Agricultural/Motor Engineer by trade) was born in the hamlet of Tutts Clump in West Berkshire and still lives there. Tim is assisted by his wife and five daughters. Cider making started as a hobby with production of some 25 litres.

By 2013 they were using around 90 tonnes of home counties grown apples and crafting some 60,000 litres of Proper Cider.

More about the fest

A fun day out for all the family, the Bucklebury Beerfest boasts a great selection of regional beers and ciders, as well as fabulous local food cooked on the BBQ. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of trade stalls, an artisan food market, a traditional tea tent, and plenty of children’s entertainment, all accompanied by live music.

Once again, this year’s Beerfest will also include the Bucklebury Fun Dog Show, so don’t forget to bring along your canine companion(s) to win some fantastic prizes.

The venue offers plenty of on-site parking. For directions, please enter the postcode RG7 6PR into your navigation system.

Now in its ninth year, the Bucklebury Beerfest is a major fundraising event for the upkeep of the Victory Room – a 90 year-old community hall serving the Parish. Following a recent successful planning application, a new Victory Room will be built on the existing site as soon as sufficient funds can be raised.

About Bucklebury

The parish of Bucklebury is set in the beautiful countryside of West Berkshire, on the picturesque River Pang. Positioned approximately five miles northeast of the town of Newbury, it has a population of just over 2 000, and includes two public houses, a primary school, a doctors surgery, a convenience store, a café, two churches and local tourist attraction Bucklebury Farm Park.