At the Victory Show ground marquee, Croft Road, near Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leicestershire, LE9 1SG.

SAT NAV COORDINATES: 52.555665, -1.212588


The Leicester Lions Beer Festival is happening the weekend after the Victory Show. Information about The Victory Show and the 1940s themed Dinner Dance on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September is available here.


The Marquee will house up to 1200 (including 400 seated) and is suitable for all weather!

Parking available but you may prefer to get a taxi or a lift to the Beer Festival.


You will need to purchase drinks tokens when in the marquee, which can be exchanged for drinks at the bar. 1 token = 1/2 pint or soft drink; 2 tokens = 1 pint of beer / cider or 1 (175ml) glass of wine or 1 (125ml) glass of prosecco.


Payment (for drinks tokens and entrance) by Cash or Contactless debit/credit card.


Please buy your entrance tickets in advance to help us plan for the event (see below). Admission is by ticket only (2 tickets needed if you are coming on both days).


If you look under 25 please bring ID to prove your age. No sharp objects or glass will be allowed on site (your bag may be searched by our security team).

Victory Showground Marquee
Leicester Lions Beer Festival 2018
Sunny afternoon in Leicester

FRIDAY 7 SEPT:    5pm - 11pm

SATURDAY 8 SEPT:    12pm - 11pm

Families (young children) are welcome to attend on Saturday afternoon until 7.00pm.


The bar will close at 10.45pm on both Friday and Saturday.



5.00pm—6.15pm  Plum Loco

7.00pm—7.30pm  Glitter Sisters

8.00pm—8.45pm  Glitter Sisters

9.15pm—9.45pm  Elvis Tribute

Elvis will meet and socialise with the crowd during the break!

10.15pm—10.45pm  Elvis Tribute


4.00pm—4.30pm  Enderby Brass Band

5.00pm—5.30pm  Enderby Brass Band

6.00pm—6.45pm  Martin Burder (one man band)

7.15pm—8.00pm  Martin Burder (one man band)

8.30pm—9.15pm  Elvis Tribute

9.45pm—10.30pm  Elvis Tribute


We will have a selection of guest ales (details below). Cider, wine and soft drinks will also be available.

Real Ale Tasting Notes

(Sharp's) Cornish Coaster
ABV 3.6%, Pale Ale
The fresh aroma of hops blends seamlessly with light fruity sweet notes. Despite the low gravity it delivers a good hoppy bitterness which is complimented by a light almost honeyed sweetness.
(Black Sheep) Best Bitter
ABV 3.8%, Golden Ale
A well-hopped, light golden pint with a long, dry and refreshing finish.
(Black Sheep) Monty Python Holy Grail
ABV 3.8%, Golden Ale
A full flavoured fruity flavoured golden ale with a dry flavour followed by the black sheep signature dry finish.
(Bowland) Pheasant Plucker
ABV 3.7%, Pale Ale
Copper-coloured easy drinking bitter. Rounded fruit flavours with malty, hoppy and nutty undertones and a smooth dry finish.
(Brains) The Rev. James Gold
ABV 4.1%, Golden Ale
A crisp, sweet golden ale with fresh fruit flavours that are balanced by an intriguing depth and light malty aroma.
(Brains) Bitter
ABV 3.7%, Amber Ale
Mild toasted grains aroma. Medium body, very creamy. Made with Goldings and Fuggles hops from the Welsh Marches. Brains Bitter is rich, amber coloured and refreshing.
(Butcombe) Original Bitter
ABV 4.0%, Amber Ale
The west country's favourite beer derives from pure Mendip spring water. Notably bitter, clean tasting, refreshingly dry and distinctive. Made with 100% best Maris Otter malt, together with a blend of English hop varieties. Butcombe Bitter is a moreish Mendip masterpiece.
(Castle Rock) Harvest Pale
ABV 3.8%, Pale Ale
A crisp and refreshing pale ale with a perfect balance. Brewed with a gently-kilned malt and an aromatic blend of American hops.
(Maxim) Double Maxim
ABV 4.7%, Red/Amber Ale
Born in 1901 and the oldest brown ale still being brewed in the north east.
(Exmoor) Ale
ABV 3.8%, Red/Amber Ale
A classic, pale brown session beer with a malty aroma and a full dry taste. Malty bitter finish.
(Exmoor) Gold
ABV 4.5%, Golden Ale
The original 'golden ale' with a great balance between gentle, grainy maltiness and sprightly floral fruitiness.
(Gower Brewery) Gower Gold
ABV 4.5%, Golden Ale
Well-balanced and refreshing with a clean bitter finish, created using two varieties of English hop.
(Greene King) Ruddles County
ABV 4.3%, Red/Amber Ale
An English ale with a distinctive flavour of dark toffee and caramel, combined with a crisp bitterness from rare Bramling Cross hops.
(Theakston) Best Bitter
ABV 3.8%, Red/Amber Ale
This fine, golden coloured beer has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With a good bitter-sweet balance this beer has a robust hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggles and dry hopping strain Golding to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.
(Hook Norton) Old Hooky
ABV 4.6%, Red/Amber Ale
A beautifully balanced, tawny red premium ale which is fruity and full-bodied.
(Hook Norton) Hooky Gold
ABV 4.1%, Golden Ale
A very pale, crisp beer, with a hoppy character. A fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste.
(Tomos Watkin) OSB
ABV 4.5%, Pale Ale
A richly coloured premium cask conditioned bitter with a distinct malty, fruity palate combined with a slightly floral hop.
(Camerons) Strongarm
ABV 4.0%, Red/Amber Ale
Well-rounded, ruby red ale with a distinctive tight creamy head.
(Wychwood) Hobgoblin Gold
ABV 4.2%, Golden Ale
Eight hop varieties and an infusion of wheat and malted barley results in a perfectly balanced beer.
(Sharp's) Cornish Coaster
ABV 3.6%, Pale Ale
The fresh aroma of hops blends seamlessly with light fruity sweet notes. Despite the low gravity it delivers a good hoppy bitterness which is complimented by a light almost honeyed sweetness.
(Black Sheep) Best Bitter
ABV 3.8%, Golden Ale
A well-hopped, light golden pint with a long, dry and refreshing finish.
(Black Sheep) Monty Python Holy Grail
ABV 3.8%, Golden Ale
A full flavoured fruity flavoured golden ale with a dry flavour followed by the black sheep signature dry finish.


A good selection of food will be available.


Beer Festival 1 pint polycarbonate 'glass' costs £1 (purchase at the entrance when paying for your beer tokens). Or buy a 175ml Wine glass or 125ml Prosecco glass for £1 if you're not drinking beer!


One Beer Festival entrance ticket is needed per admission - if you are attending on both Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September please make sure you purchase 2 tickets.


All profits will be donated to the charity PROSTaid.


£2 Tickets bought in advance help us with planning preparations so please use the PayPal button below to buy your ticket(s). We will post your ticket(s) to the address on your PayPal account (65p P&P charge applies per order). Tickets will arrive in August/September.

£4 Tickets can be bought at the door, subject to marquee capacity.

Please consider buying your tickets online though to avoid disappointment!

Buy Tickets



Shops in Leicestershire selling tickets:


Blaby — Blaby Shoe Repairs, 6-7 Johns Court, LE8 4DJ

Braunstone Town — Absolute Health Clinic, 108 Edward Avenue, LE8 4HG

Broughton Astley — Broughton News Ltd (SPAR), 82 Main Street, LE9 6RD

Cosby — Select Convenience (Cosby Newsagents), Croft Road, LE9 1RE

Countesthorpe — Bargain Booze, 69 Station Road, LE8 5TB

Enderby — Café Oasis, 1 Mill Lane, LE19 4NW

Fleckney — The Toast Office, 14 High Street, LE8 8AJ

Glen Parva — S & D Enterprises, 1 Carvers Corner / Grange Drive, LE2 9PE

Lutterworth — Max Electrical, 2 Church Street, LE17 4AW

Narborough — Narborough Post Office, 2 Royal Court, LE19 2DF

Oadby — The Café, 26 The Parade, LE2 5BF

Thurlaston — Garden Centre & Tea Room, Croft Road, LE9 7TB

Whetstone — Post Office / Chemist, 48 High St, LE8 6LP

South Wigston — Tree House Cafe, 23 Blaby Road, LE18 4PA

Wigston Magna — Buddies Cafe, 55 Leicester Road, LE18 1NR


Drinks tokens can be bought inside the marquee and exchanged for drinks at the bar (no cash will be accepted at the bar).

Entrance (when ticket not bought in advance), pint glass and 6 tokens - £15
Pint glass and 6 tokens - £11
3 tokens - £5
6 tokens - £10
9 tokens - £15
12 tokens - £20
15 tokens - £25
18 tokens - £30


1 token for a soft drink

1 token for 1/2 pint of beer/cider

2 tokens for 1 pint of beer/cider or 175ml glass of wine


Please consider sponsoring the Leicester Lions Beer Festival - view the Sponsorship Opportunities.

Many thanks to the following companies for sponsoring this event. Visit their website to find out more about them.

EH Smith builders merchants

One of the largest independent builders merchants and timber merchants in the UK, EH Smith stock a huge range of building supplies for Trade and DIY.

From Bricks and Timber to Garden Landscaping, Paint and Tools, EH Smith have everything you need for DIY and home improvement. They are the local merchant on your doorstep. What’s more they deliver too!

For sales or advice, please call 0116 275 0999 or email leicester@ehsmith.co.uk.

Everards Brewery Next.co.uk Berkeley Burke Excel Windows Churchgate Auctions Sharman Fielding Marstons Beer Company Absolute Health Clinic Greens Consultancy Waitrose

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Barwell and Earl Shilton Lions Club meets at the Barwell constitutional Club on the 1st Monday of each month.


Blaby & District Lions Club meets at Enderby Social Club, Coleridge Drive, Enderby on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. E: ask@blabylions.org.uk T: 0116 275 1567.


Harborough TWENTY 12 Lions Club meets at Angel Hotel, Market Harborough on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. E: kategodber@hotmail.com


Hinckley & Burbage Lions Club meets at New Plough Inn, 24 Leicester Road, Hinckley on the 2nd Monday of each month. Contact the secretary Cynthia Lines (0845 833 5892) to find out more. E: lioncynthiamaylines@gmail.com


Leicester Charnwood Lions Club meets at Ramada Hotel, Wigston on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. E: jay.ghaghda@gmail.com


Leicester Host Lions Club meets at Leicester Golf Club, Evington Lane, Leicester. Contact the secretary to find out when we meet. E: secretary@leicesterhost.lions105e.org.uk


Lutterworth Lions Club meets at Lutterworth Cricket Club, Coventry Road, Lutterworth on the 2nd Monday of each month. Contact the secretary Jim Patel (01455 553188) to find out more. E: member@lutterworth.wanadoo.co.uk


Melton Mowbray Lions Club meets at the Quorn Lodge Hotel, Melton Mowbray on the 2nd Thursday of each month. E: Dave Robb (secretary) secretary@melton-lions.org.uk


Oadby & Wigston Lions Club meets at Glen Gorse Golf Club, Oadby on the 3rd Monday of each month. E: owlionsclub@live.co.uk T: 07952 979329


Rothley & Soar Valley Lions Club meets at Rothley Court Hotel on the 2nd Monday of each month. E: John Simmons (secretary)jaspa.s@jaspasimmons.plus.com T: 0845 833 4318


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Supported by Rotary Club of Lutterworth Wycliffe

Rotary Club

"A friendly club of 29 members based in the South Leicestershire Market Town of Lutterworth... We take great pride in the Rotary motto 'Service above Self' "


The Club celebrated 30 years of service in February 2017 and during that time it has made a real contribution to our local community and has raised significant funds for domestic charities and international good causes.


The club welcomes men and women members who share the same common goal. To enjoy friendship and, at the same time, to do something worthwhile in the community. The priorities being community service (both nationally & internationally), the support of local charities and the development of our young people.


You would be more than welcome to come along to one of our meetings to see for yourself! However, to ensure that there is a meal on the table for you, you will need to contact us in advance - via our Secretary Eddie Hemsley.


Rotary Club of Lutterworth Wycliffe meets at We meet Mondays at 7.30pm at the Greyhound Inn, Market Street, Lutterworth LE17 4EJ.


Please sponsor this event and promote your local business! Get in touch today

PROSTaid Charity

PROSTaid was started in 2006. We are a local, registered, independent prostate & prostate cancer charity, based in Wigston, Leicestershire. PROSTaid covers Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire; we rely on donations and bequests to continue our work and receive no government funding. We are run by prostate cancer patients, families, friends and urological professionals.

PROSTaid charity

We hope you will join us for the 2018 Beer Festival and help us raise funds for PROSTaid.

- Roger Smith, past President (Blaby & District Lions Club) -

If you would like to become a sponsor please Contact Us

TEXT ENQUIRIES: 07759 393 993

EMAIL ENQUIRIES: ask@blabylions.org.uk

Business correspondence should be addressed to Blaby & District Lions Club, 1 Wynton Close, Blaby, Leicester LE8 4HG


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