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Award-Winning Beer Festival

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Geese and Fountain was a national finalist at the 2018 SIBA Business Awards in the category of “UK’s Best Rural Craft Beer Bar or Pub”. To celebrate this achievement, we’re hosting a beer festival over the May Day bank holiday weekend, to feature beers that were also finalists in the national SIBA awards.

Over 25 different beers will be available over the course of the weekend in cask or keg, and we’ll have special deals on bottles and cans for featured beers too.

There’ll be live music all weekend, a barbecue on both the Saturday and the Monday (weather permitting) and family games and activities on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May.

Special deals on B&B will be available all weekend.

The full beer list to be confirmed nearer the time. For now, save the dates and clear your diary. The nation’s best independent beers are coming!

The Beer!

Provisional beer list

There will be 25 beers, half on cask, half on keg – every single one of them an award winner at this year’s SIBA Independent Beer Awards. More gold, silver and bronze than at a Commonwealth Games after-party, all here in our little village boozer…

Beers listed will be on sale during some or all of the Beer Festival, subject to availability, delivery and Nick not drinking them all.

Bedlam Brewery Ltd Porter 5.0%
Dancing Duck Duck A L’Orange 6.4%
Dark Star Brewing Co Ltd American Pale Ale 4.7%
Fyne Ales Jarl 3.8%
Grain Lignum Vitae 6.5%
Grainstore Brewery Rutland Panther 3.4
Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA 6.0%
Purity Brewing Company Bunny Hop 3.5%
RedWillow Smokeless 5.7%
Rudgate Brewery Ltd Ruby Mild 4.4%
Wolf Brewery Sirius Dog Star 4.4%
… plus at least two special surprises


Brewsters Brewing Co. Lupi Lin 4.4%
Charnwood Brewery American Pale Ale 4.8%
Derby Brewing Midnight Raven 4.8%
Elgood & Sons Ltd Coolship Mango 5.0%
Holler Boys Bunko 4.2%
Hollow Stone Brewing Co. Oligo Nunk 4.0%
Mad Squirrel Hopfest 3.8%
Neckstamper Brewing Elbow Crooker Session IPA 4.0%
Nobby’s Brewing Company Ltd Pilsner 4.8%
Purple Moose Brewery Ltd Mwsh 4.7%
Quantock Brewery Titanium 5.1%
Top Out Brewery The Cone 6.8%
Windswept Brewing Co Wolf 6.0%
… plus at least two special surprises

The Music!

What’s a beer festival without live music?

We have a fantastic line-up of live acts for you over the whole weekend.

Friday, May 4th @ 9pm: Ray and Andy’s Revolver (Ray Callcut and Andy Lamb)
Saturday, May 5th @ 1.30pm: Govannen Duo (Dan Britton and Adele McMahon)
Saturday, May 5th @ 9pm: Crow (Classic Rock and lots more)
Sunday, May 6th @ 5pm: Karen Morrell (fantastic local singer)
Monday, May 7th @ 2.30pm: Groove Merchants (blues, jazz, rock and roll)

Monday will also feature a whole host of other fun activities for all the family – a bouncy castle, petting chickens, birds of prey, BBQ, indoor craft and art activities, outdoor games and much more. And at 8pm it’s a special edition of our regular monthly quiz. All this, and a selection of the best award-winnings beers in the country.


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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The Geese and Fountain
1 School Lane
Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire NG32 1QR United Kingdom
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