Barwick Beer Festival – 18th October 2014

The Barwick Beer Festival makes a welcome return in 2014. We’re still confirming the details, so until then, please find below details of last years event.

It’s back!

It’s better, and it’s bigger than ever! Following its tremendous success over the last 4 years the Barwick Beer Festival celebrates it’s fifth birthday and makes a welcome return to the Village Hall.

Last year, you asked us to order more beer, so we listened. This year, we’re offering a whopping eighteen barrels of Yorkshire’s finest traditional cask ales for you to enjoy. That’s eight more than in previous years, and 50% more than last year. That’s a lot of beer (and a big gamble for us) so we ask that you fulfill your end of the bargain by helping us to drink it!

Tickets are £5 and include admission, a free first drink, and of course our highly collectable commemorative festival pint glass!

12.00pm until the bar runs dry!

Barwick in Elmet Village Hall
39 Chapel Lane
Barwick in Elmet
LS15 4EL

  • A choice 18 carefully selected real cask Yorkshire ales
  • German & Belgian bottled beers & lagers
  • Bottled British ciders
  • Fine wines
  • Soft drinks
  • Limited edition 2013 collectors glass
  • Free first drink
  • Musical entertainment
  • Hot Food

All profits donated to the Barwick-in-Elmet Maypole Trust.
Click here to download the Festival Programme and Tasting Notes.

Cask Ales

Name Type Brewery Location Alcohol
1 Autumn Bounty Brown Great Newsome Hull 4.1%
2 Battleaxe Brown Rudgate Tockwith 4.2%
3 Gathering Storm Dark Leeds Brewery Leeds 4.4%
4 Headland Red Ruby Red Wold Top Hunmanby 4.3%
5 Hetton Pale Pale Dark Horse Rylestone 4.2%
6 Howden Bitter Brown Bird Brain Goole 4.0%
7 Leeds Best Amber Leeds Brewery Leeds 4.3%
8 Nice Touch Pale Glentworth Doncaster 4.1%
9 Rat of Khan Pale Rat Brewery Huddersfield 4.5%
10 Reward Best Bitter Brown Revolutions Castleford 4.5%
11 Shanker IPA Gold Great Heck Great Heck 5.9%
12 Smoked Porter Dark Abbeydale Sheffield 4.8%
13 Styrian Pale Elland Brewery Elland 3.8%
14 Tether Blond Pale Wharfebank Poole in Wharfedale 4.1%
15 Thriller in Vanilla Dark Brown Cow Barlow 5.1%
16 Uncle Jon Dark Halifax Steam Hipperhome 4.3%
17 Wensleydale Bitter Pale Wensleydale Leyburn 3.7%
18 Witches Finger Dark Red Wharfebank Poole in Wharfedale 4.6%


Belgian Beers


Red Wine

  • Banrock Station Premium Selection (Merlot) – 13.5% (Australia)
  • Las Primas Gran Familia (Tempranillo) – 13% (Spain)
  • Lion’s Gate (Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz) – 13% (South Africa)

White Wine

  • Alexis Lichine (Bordeaux) – 11.5% (France)
  • Il Capo (Pinot Grigio) – 12% (Italy)
  • Louis de Camponac (Sauvignon Blanc) – 11.5% (France)


Many thanks to all of our sponsors without whom the festival would not be possible:-

Getting Here

Getting here is relatively easy by both car and public transport. We recommend the Transport Direct website route planner which shows various transport options and includes walking times. Barwick Village Hall (highlighted by the yellow pin on the map below) is only a minute’s walk from the nearest bus stop.

By bus

Service 64
Gildersome – Morley – Beeston – Leeds – Cross Gates – Barwick-in-Elmet – Aberford

Service 174
Wakefield – Pinderfields Hospital – Woodlesford – Kippax – Garforth – Barwick – Aberford – Bramham – Clifford – Boston Spa – Wetherby

By car

Barwick is located approximately 7 miles East of Leeds and is easily accessible from the A64, A1M or M1. A free on-site car park is available for non-drinking ‘designated drivers’.

View Barwick in Elmet Village Hall in a larger map

Useful Links

CAMRA – National Site


Wakefield CAMRA


Barwick Beer Festival

The next Barwick Beer Festival is on Saturday 18th October 2014.
Please click here for more details.

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