H & B Beer Festivals
We currently run two festivals per year, the Hinckley CAMRA Beer Festival & the Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival.
Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival 2016 will be from 22nd - 24th July
Run in conjunction with the Battlefield Preserved Railway
The Goods Shed, Station Road, Mkt Bosworth CV13 0PF
70 real ales on the trains and in the Goods Shed
+ Ciders, Perries & Fruit Wines. Pimm’s Bar. Dr Busker Fri & Sat evenings.
Numerous steam road engines, vintage vehicles, fairground organ, brake van rides pulled by Teddy (Rev. Boston’s engine), vintage cycles, Sunday Morning Service to commemorate 30 years since the passing of Teddy Boston.
Morris Dancers on Sunday afternoon.
Regular steam and diesel trains between Shackerstone, Mkt. Bosworth and Shenton.
Admission to site £5pp (Friday £1pp until 6pm) - CAMRA members Free at all times
Bars open from 11am to 11pm Fri & Sat; 11am to 6pm Sun.
This year our Festival Special beer is in memory of the late Rev. Teddy Boston (1924-1986), Rector of Cadeby who was immortalized as the "Fat Clergyman" in The Railway Series children's books by the Rev. W. Awdry. There will be a short service at 2pm on Sunday, held midst the steam locomotives and with hymns accompanied by the fairground organ.
The pump clip shows Teddy Boston on the footplate of his engine 'Pixie' on his garden railway.
Free minibus to and from Hinckley (must book, contact Robin on 01455 633660 or by e-mail)
Free Parking at Mkt. Bosworth and Shackerstone stations
Camping & Caravanning on site (£12/night) - please book with Fiona at the Battlefield Line on 01827 880754
Soft Drinks, Hot & Cold cobs, Cornish Pasties, Pork Pies, Merry Berry Chocolates, Piper's Crisps, Cheese Toasties.
It can now be confirmed that there will be a noticeable improvement this year to the Toilet facilities! They are being sourced from a different company and will be flush toilets in purposely constructed trailers, with electric lights.
Sponsor a Cask is available again this year. For just £25 you can have your name or that of your business (+logo) prominently displayed on one of the casks of ale. This message can be used as advertising or whatever else, within reason! Last year, we had nearly 3000 visitors through the gates. You will also receive free entry for one person on one day and an acknowledgement will appear in the event programme. Application form: Word Doc
Champion Beer of the 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.
The 9th Hinckley CAMRA Beer Festival will held from 15-17 September 2016
The Atkins Building
Lower Bond Street,
Reports of some previous years: