The annual Bucklebury Beerfest is held at the Recreation Ground in Bucklebury Village every autumn. This year it will be our 11th Beerfest, and the date is set for Saturday 12th October 2019.
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. Go to Beerfest 2019 and see what we've got lined up for you this year.
The majority of our beer comes from West Berks Brewery, a local brewery based in Yattendon. WBB is known for their award-winning range of traditional cask ales and bottled beers having won more than 45 awards since they struck their first brew in 1995!
We also have beer from three other local breweries - Indigenous Brewery in Chaddleworth, who create local hand crafted ales for the discerning ale drinker, Ramsbury Brewery, a brewery in the valleys of the Wiltshire countryside and Bond Brews from Wokingham.
And let's not forget the cider, from Bradfield's 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.
We also have a new cider provider Pang Valley Cider who are bringing us some lovely new apple delights for us to try.
More about the fest
A fun day out for all the family, the Bucklebury Beerfest boasts a great selection of local 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, including bouncy castle and a penalty shoot out, all accompanied by live music.
Once again, this year’s Beerfest will also include the Bucklebury Dog Show, so don’t forget to bring along your canine companion(s) to win some fantastic prizes. We have some new classes this year - please have a look at the Beerfest 2019 page.
The venue offers plenty of on-site parking. For directions, please enter the postcode RG7 6PR into your navigation system.
Now in its eleventh year, the Bucklebury Beerfest is a major fundraising event for the upkeep of the Victory Room – a 100 year-old community hall serving the Parish. The Victory Room will be extended and refurbished on the existing site as soon as sufficient funds can be raised.
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.