Festival Theme & Glass
The festival glass will be available in half pint tankards and
goblets marked at 1/3 and 1/2 pint measures, and pints straight glasses lined at 1/2 and pint, and are priced at £2.50. This is refundable when you have finished as long as the glass is not damaged. They do make great souvenirs to take home
Our festival theme this commemorates the Royal Leicestershire Regiment (also know as the Royal Tigers). The Regiment served our country with distinction for almost 300
years, before being amalgamated into the Royal Anglian Regiment 50 years ago in 1964. Of course, 2014 has extra poignancy with the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.
If you have any photo's or information related to the Royal Leicestershire Regiment we would love to make a photo montage in the festival hall. Please contact email@example.com
***See Leicester Mercury article about our festival and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment**
You can also bring your
own glass to use but it must be government or CE stamped. If doing this you must still buy a festival glass upon entry but you can refund this whenever you please during the festival.
Festival Special Brews
We are currently negotiating some one-off brews with our local breweries in connection with our Royal Leicestershire Regiment
theme. We are not interested in beers that have been re-badged or renamed for our festival, so all of our festival specials are genuine first time brews.
Leicester Beer Festival supports our local breweries. We have extended our area to 25 miles from the beer festival as the crow flies. This enables
us to represent most of the breweries involved.
will feature English food such as our famous Stilton Cobs, Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies, Crisps, Nuts, Pork Scratching etc. We will also have our own Curry House on site selling authentic curries to make the beers go down a treat. These will be available
throughout the duration of the festival, although last orders for curries will be 30 mins before closing time.
We also serve tea & coffee. Soft drinks for nominated drivers
CAMRA members get free admission at all sessions
upon showing a valid membership card. You will have to purchase a festival glass at the admission desk for £2.50, which is fully refundable when you have finished if you do not wish to keep it.
CAMRA members - see below for admission prices.
If you are lucky enough to look under 21 we will ask to see ID and we retain the right to refuse admission. The festival is licensed
premised and we have the right to remove anyone from the festival at any time.
Accompanied children will be permitted in the Food Hall area during the daytime but not after 7pm.
Please note the whole event is No Smoking including outside areas close to the building. Smokers can get a "passout". The use of e-cigarettes is also not permitted inside the hall.
Opening Hours & Prices
Wednesday 12th March 5pm to 11pm = £2.50
Thursday 13th March 11am to 11pm = £2.50
Friday 14th March admissions 11am to 3pm = £2.50, admissions 3pm to 11pm close
Saturday 15th March admissions 11am to 5pm = £2.50, admissions 5pm to 10pm close = free
admission to card carrying CAMRA members at all times.
Join CAMRA at the Beer Festival
If you are not already a member, you can always join CAMRA at the festival. As well as a package of benefits in joining the biggest consumer group in Europe, we will also give you some free beer and other goodies !
Our Beer Festival Programme will be read by over 5000 people.
We offer reasonable advertising rates, particularly to breweries and publicans, so contact us if you would like to publicise your business.
need a hand - be a Festival Maker !
We cannot run the beer festival without the help of over 100 volunteers over the duration of the event. We start by collecting the beer
racking on the previous Friday. On the Sunday most of the main activity starts by building the stillage etc. Then on Sunday and Monday most of the beer is delivered - over 270 casks !
need volunteers before, during and after the festival to help set up, clean, sell glasses, sell food, and our course sell beer. Note: certain tasks will require you to wear safety footwear.
great fun and if you would like to help out please download a staffing form below. Ideally you should be a CAMRA member but we are grateful to non members for assistance as well. Non
members - we will require your full details for insurance purposes.
We will give you a Health and Safety brief and training is given if required. We have loads of jobs that need
doing, so if you don't fancy working behind a bar we can find something for you such as glasses, admissions, food etc.
It is a fun experience and we do reward you with beer tokens and
food, depending on how long you work.
We do now have sufficient staff for Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th March.
Thank you to those who have already volunteered. We do still need volunteers for Friday 14th and Saturday 15th March, and some of the set-up/take-down sessions. If you are able to assit, please see the staffing form or email contact details below:
an editable PDF document which you can fill in, save to your computer and then email as an attachment to our Staffing Officer. You will require the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader (version XI) to save the form, so if this is not already installed
on your computer you can download this free of charge from the Adobe website by clicking here. (you may wish to untick
the option to include Google Chrome).
Alternatively, you can simply email your name and address, times you wish to work and prefferred
work area to firstname.lastname@example.org