Hinckley Beer Festival

15th to 17th September 2016

The Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley LE10 1QU (adjacent to bus stop & 15 minutes walk from railway station)

Please click on link for:Atkins Building Map and Hinckley Bus Routes and Timetables

The 9th Hinckley CAMRA Beer Festival was again held at The Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley. There were were over 70 cask cooled Real Ales, plus ciders, perries, fruit wines and Pimms. Beers from the West Country, Kent, Manchester, the Home Counties, West Midlands and Yorkshire were featured, many of them from micro-breweries, in addition to LocAles from closer to Hinckley.

In an attempt to appeal to an even wider range of palettes a number of the newer style beers for younger tastes were included, and were highlighted in the programme with an asterisk.

Once again, additional space was provided by a marquee where there was ample seating, with tables and chairs, and was the venue for the live entertainment. On Friday evening, the music was provided by Superbad, and on Saturday evening, by Kate Field.

A selection of tapas as well as more traditional English cuisine was available from Café Español.

The opening ceremony at 5pm Thursday 15th September was performed by The Deputy Mayor, Mr Ozzy O'Shea

Photos courtesy of Alan Cooke. Latest update from the Festival can be found at Latest Branch News and a full report will be available here in due course. In the meantime, the beer and cider lists are here for post review.

9th Hinckley Beer List 2016
9th Hinckley Cider List 2016
Beer Festival Report 2016

The 2017 version of the Good Beer Guide was launched on the opening day and was available for sale at the Beer Festival. In addition, the licensees of the Hinckley and Bosworth Pubs and Clubs featured in the 2017 Good Beer Guide received their copies during the opening day of the Festival.

Entry £3 plus £2 glass deposit. CAMRA members free at all times

Open 12pm - 11pm daily

As always, Hinckley and Bosworth CAMRA are delighted to involve our supporters in the beer festival by having a “sponsor a cask” scheme, where each cask provides a message along with a detailed listing of the sponsor and their business details. Thanks go out to all of our cask sponsors for 2016:-

A1 Taxi Booking Services Ltd 7A Church Walk Hinckley 01455 615161Everards - Midland Red
All Hire (Sales) Ltd 8 Hawley Road Hinckley 01455 617949Padstow - Padstow Pilsner
Aluminium Systems Kirkby Road Barwell 01455 848300Belvoir- Oatmeal Stout
Apollo Carpets 317 Coventry Road Hinckley 01455 635190Everards - Tiger
Ashby Road Sports Club Hangman’s LaneHinckley 01455 615159Co Pilot- Hop Gear
Aspire Interiors Castle Street Hinckley 01455 617226Whitstable - Pearl of Kent
B Page & Son Cycles 3 Rugby Road Hinckley 01455 634014Cornish Crown - Causeway
Bargain Booze 134 Coventry Road Hinckley 01455 896994Firebrand - Graffiti
Baron of Hinckley Regents Street Hinckley 01455 890169Braunton - #3 IPA
Belvoir Lettings 1 Wood Street Hinckley 01455 634735Newton Court - Winnals Longdon Perry (cider)
Betty Ann 122 Castle Street Hinckley 01455 632733Blue Anchor - Spingo Middle
Blacksmith’s Arms Chapel StreetBarwell 01455 698485Mad Cat - Special Relationship
Blacksmith’s Arms Chapel Street Barwell 01455 698485Tintagel - Harbour Special
Bond Street Trophies 3&4 Clifton Way Hinckley 01455 890007Black Country - Bradley’s Finest Golden
Bray & Bray 33 Station Road Hinckley 0116 254 8871Westerham - Finchcocks Original
Broood at Prince of Wales 52 Coventry Road Hinckley 07837 608220Church End - Atkins Choice
Burbage Constitutional Club 64 Church Street Burbage 01455 616558Raw - Edge
Chris Bennett The Barber 31 Trinity Lane Hinckley 01455 418170South Hams - Wild Blonde
Citizens Club 81 Mount Road Hinckley 01455 615113Black Country – Pig On The Wall
Clifton Chippy 10 Clifton Way Hinckley 01455 890088Black Rat - Perry (cider)
Connor’s Bakery 50 Rugby Road Hinckley 01455 634853Larkins - Best Bitter
Contactus Framing 3 The Borough Hinckley 01455 615113Gyle 59 - Elderbeery Stout
Cross Keys Chapel Street Barwell 01455 890088Tweed - Hopster
Demand Results Atkins Building Hinckley 07787 573018Brass Castle - Tail Gunner
DOGS (Dadlington Old Gits Scty) The Green Dadlington n/aCourt Farm - Cherry
Dowsett Moore 17 Station Road Hinckley 01455 230537Eight Arch - Parabolic
Dowsett Moore 24A Coton Road Nuneaton 02476 374437Castle Rock - Sherwood Reserve
Earl Shilton Constitutional Club 75 Station Road Earl Shilton 01455 843837Wicked – Hawthorne Gold
Furnicraft Ltd George Street Hinckley 01455 632803Shiny - Enterprise
G.S. Tighe 50 Woodland Avenue Burbage 07553 511081Cornish Chough - Cadgwith Crabber
Garden Focus 9 Doctors Fields Earl Shilton 01455 570097Little Critters - White Wolf
Geoffrey Hill & Co 11 Station Road Hinckley 01455 637715Tonbridge - Union Pale
Greyhound New Buildings Hinckley 01455 697575Cloudwater - US Light Mosaic
GS Solicitors 23 Station Road Hinckley 01455 618763Shiny - Wrench
Hacon Thorner Associates c/o Bob Darnbrook Hinckley n/aKent Brewery - Saison
Haybarn Glass Castle Street Hinckley 07500 393722Westwood - Sleeping Giant
Hinckley and Bosworth Lib Dems 26 Netherley Court Hinckley 07711 904785Black Jack - New Deck
Hinckley IT 65 Stockwell Head Hinckley 01455 619222Rockin’ Robin - Restless Robin
Hinckley RFC Leicester Road Hinckley 01455 213017 Cotswold Lion - Drovers Return
Hinckley Shoe Repairs 6 The Borough Hinckley 01455 637979 Beer Nouveau - Sister to Nun
Hubbard’s Toy Cupboard Regent Street Hinckley 01455 618695 Wantsum - Black Prince
J T Tilley & Sons 3 Lutterworth Road Burbage 01455 239303 Nelson - Jammin’ Jack
Jon Joseph Interiors Newton Road Hinckley 01455 611711 Tir Dha Ghlas - Jimmy’s Riddle
Keith's Dream Team c/o Bob Darnbrook Hinckley n/a Bude - Summer Leaze
Lime Kilns Burbage Watling Street Burbage 01455 631158 Church End - Karls Berg
Lime Kilns Burbage Watling Street Burbage 01455 631158 Celtic Marshes - Lilley The Pink (cider)
McMillan Motorsport Trinity House Wharf Farm Hinckley 01455 239900 Totally Brewed – Papa Jangle’s Voodoo Stout
Midsat 12 Lower Bond Street Hinckley 01455 250548 ISCA – Dawlish Bitter
Mike B’s Rugby Road Hinckley 01455 891046 Church End – Bats In The Belfry
Mortgage Advice Bureau 94 Castle Street Hinckley 07738 221171 Twisted Pirate
Nags Head 15 Main Street Stapleton 07762 969402 Goody Ales – Goodness Gracious Me
New Fireplace World 80 Rugby Road Hinckley 01455 635050 Elliswood – Nelson’s Right Arm
New Plough 24 Leicester Road Hinckley 01455 615037 ISCA - Old Bug
North Wilshire Carpets George Street Hinckley 01455 637348 Brightside – Manchester Skyline
Onyx Windows 96 Factory Road Hinckley 01455 615588 Platform 5 – Western Gold
Pestle and Mortar 81 Castle Street Hinckley 07715 106876 Nempnett - Perry (cider)
Pestle and Mortar 81 Castle Street Hinckley 07715 106876 Bottle Kicking - Rambler
Pete and Adriann/aHinckleyn/aMr Whiteheads - Pear Light
Philip James 5 George Street Hinckley 01455 634323 Dancing Duck - Dark Drake
Progress Windows 30 Westfield Road Hinckley 01455 632731 Nelson – Friggin in the Riggin
Queens Head High Street Barwell 01455 843026 Tapstone - Kush Kingdom
Queens Head 40 Upper Bond Street Hinckley 07887770038 Wicked - Dovecote Porter
Romans Leisure Spa Sketchley Lane Burbage 01455 237111 Empire - Jonah
Sapcote Club 19 - 21 Hinckley Road Sapcote 07748 601616 Uley - Uley Old Spot
Sapcote Window Cleaning 29 Frewen Drive Sapcote 01455 274742 Bollhayes - Vintage (cider)
Sketchley Grange Hotel Sketchley Lane Burbage 01455 251133 Co Pilot - Own Gear
Stoke Golding Liberal Club 42 Hinckley Road Stoke Golding 01455 212221 Dartford Wobbler- Dartford Wobbler
Stormseal Roofing Station Road Earl Shilton 01455 847839 Elliswood - Just One More
Swifts Uniforms Parsons Lane Hinckley 01455 238398 XT – 8 Special Brandy Cask
T C Cakes Castle Street Hinckley 01455 699145 Pig & Porter – Weird Pig
The Furniture Store Southfield Road Hinckley 01455 637936 Blue Monkey - Guerilla
The Railway Station Road Hinckley 01455 612399 Lyme Regis - Black Ven
Tollg8 Garage Tungsten Park Hinckley 01455 615785 Coastal – St Piran’s Porter
Tom Payne, Jewellers 140 Castle Street Hinckley 01455 632642 Flipside - Russian Rouble
Topps Barwell 3 Chapel Street Barwell 07863 354008 Xt – 8 Special Brandy Cask
Ward Surveyors 20 Station Road Hinckley 01455 251771 Summerskills - Westward Ho!
Wayne Geary 177 Ashby Road Hinckley 07729 324340 Hop Fuzz - Northern Star
Williams Recycling A5 Watling Street Smockington 01455 239227 North Riding - US IPA

Previous year's Festivals:

  • Report of 8th Festival, 2015
  • Champion Beer of the 2015 Festival was Blue Monkey's Chocolate Guerrilla, a 4.9% A.B.V. Stout with Sperrin's Nice Rub Down, 4.2% A.B.V. Best Bitter a close Second.
  • Reports of some previous H&B Beer Festivals: 2008 2011 2012 2013 2014
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This page updated 23rd October 2016