At the Victory Show marquee, Lakeside Lodge, Croft Road, Cosby, Leicestershire, LE9 1SG.

SAT NAV COORDINATES: 52.555665, -1.212588


The Leicester Lions Beer Festival will run on the Friday and Saturday after the Victory Show. Information about The Victory Show 2019 (and 1940s themed Dinner Dance on Saturday 7th September) is available here.


The Marquee capacity is 1,200 standing and 300 seated and is fully waterproof, so suitable for all weathers!

Parking is 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 book in advance, you won't receive paper tickets, just an admission code which you need to show to the entrance staff.


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). You may not bring alcohol or any food items into the marquee (unless purchased on site).

You must drink up before leaving the site - no drinks to be taken off site at the end of the evening!

Leicester Lions Beer Festival
Leicester Lions Beer Festival
Leicester Lions Beer Festival

FRIDAY 13 SEPT 2019:    5pm - 11pm

SATURDAY 14 SEPT 2019:    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.


We had a great selection of musical entertainment at the 2018 Leicester Lions Beer Festival and will be offering a similar selection of great local performers for the 2019 Beer Festival.

2018 performers

A big thank you to all the performers who gave their time freely to support our charity beer festival, raising awareness of Prostate Cancer and the charity PROSTaid.

  • Leicester Lions Beer Festival Music
  • Leicester Lions Beer Festival Music
  • Leicester Lions Beer Festival Music
PPL PRS TheMusicLicence


This event was supported by the PPL PRS charity and community discount scheme. PPL PRS licenses the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the permission they need to play the music they want.


TheMusicLicence ensures that music creators are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.


For more information about PPL PRS, visit pplprs.co.uk or call 0800 0720 808



We will have a selection of guest ales (the list of 2018 beers is shown below). Cider, wine and soft drinks will also be available.


Freshly made pizza (wood oven) and organic burgers and sausages available.

2018 Festival Real Ale Tasting Notes

56. (Anstey Ales) Elbow Grease

ABV 4.5%, Pale Ale
A special bitter only available to taste in 2 bars. This dark chestnut coloured, special bitter is made with oat and chocolate malts. Truly superb!

Anstey Ales - Elbow Grease
1. (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.
2. (Black Sheep) Best Bitter
ABV 3.8%, Golden Ale
A well-hopped, light golden pint with a long, dry and refreshing finish.
3. (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.
4. (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.
5. (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.
6. (Maxim) Double Maxim
ABV 4.7%, Red/Amber Ale
Born in 1901 and the oldest brown ale still being brewed in the north east.
7. (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.
8. (Exmoor) Gold
ABV 4.5%, Golden Ale
The original 'golden ale' with a great balance between gentle, grainy maltiness and sprightly floral fruitiness.
9. (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.
10. (Wells) Bombardier (Golden English)
ABV 4.1%, Amber Ale
This distinctive, classic English bitter has a burnished copper colour, with a tempting aroma of peppery hops and raisins leading to a palate dominated by dark fruit, juicy malt and tangy hops.
11. (Ossett) White Rat
ABV 4.0%, Pale Ale
This very pale, hoppy ale is made from low colour Maris Otter malt. A combination of three high alpha American hops produce an intensely aromatic and resinous finish.
12. (Robinsons) Dizzy Blonde
ABV 3.8%, Golden Ale
A golden ale using American Cascade and Amarillo hops. Light and zesty.
13. (Robinsons) Trooper
ABV 4.7%, Golden Ale
Trooper is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.
14. (Robinsons) Trooper Light Brigade
ABV 4.1%, Golden Ale
Made using Chinook and Golding hops it packs a punch with its hoppy and fruity flavour and a citrus, grapefruit kick. The beer is well balanced to give a rounded, long lasting after-palate.
15. (Shepherd Neame) Spitfire
ABV 4.2%, Red/Amber Ale
An infusion of 3 Kentish hops creates this beautifully balanced, blood-orange tinted British bitter with an acutely aromatic allure.
16. (Shepherd Neame) Bishop's Finger
ABV 5.0%, Red/Amber Ale
Flavours of plums and dried apricot, spiked with pepper, cinnamon and a soft, bitter blood-orange finish.
17. (St. Austell) Tribute
ABV 4.2%, Red/Amber Ale
A magnificent example of a bronze coloured English bitter, with a rich aroma of biscuity malt and tart citrus fruit. Juicy malt, hop resins and tangy fruit coat the tongue, while the finish is long and lingering, with a fine balance between malt, hops and fruit, finally becoming dry and bitter.
18. (Long Man Brewery) Long Blonde
ABV 3.8%, Golden Ale
A light coloured golden ale with a distinctive hoppy aroma and crisp clean bitterness on the finish.
19. (Thornbridge) Jaipur
ABV 5.9%, IPA
Citrus dominated IPA with soft, smooth impressions that build to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey.
20. (Pheasantry) Vulcan
ABV 5.0%, Pale Ale
This refreshing pale ale will fly your taste buds to new heights with its citrus freshness and spicy finish.
21. (Elgoods and Sons) Cambridge Bitter
ABV 3.8%, Pale Ale
Pale ale malt from Maris Ottter barley is blended with torrified wheat and invert sugar to give a consistent colour.
22. (Little Critters) Little Hopper
ABV 3.6%, Golden Ale
Pale golden in colour with floral aromatics. Fruity and light malt flavours with a medium dry, refreshing finish.
23. (Sadler's) Peaky Blinder Pale Ale
ABV 4.3%, Pale Ale
An extremely pale beer finished with a hint of citrus orange hop. Zesty and hoppy cutting taste with a sharp clean finish.
24. (Bath Ales) Gem
ABV 4.1%, Red/Amber Ale
An exceptional best bitter with an aroma of hops and malt and a long, deep, bittersweet finish.
25. (Fuller's) American Fall
ABV 4.0%, Golden Ale
A combination of Pale Ale and Caragold hop varieties from the USA, this is a malty golden ale with biscuity sweetness.
26. (Oakham) Green Devil
ABV 6.0%, IPA
Hop harvest aroma with tropical mango and limes lead to a citrusy after flavour.
27. (Oakham) Citra
ABV 4.2%, Pale Ale
Light and refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry bitter finish.
28. (Dark Star) Hophead
ABV 3.8%, Golden Ale
A clean tasting ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the cascade hops.
29. (Rooster's) Yankee
ABV 4.3%, Pale Ale
This beer demonstrates floral and citrus fruit aromas from the Cascade hops grown in the Yakima Valley in USA.
30. (Sharp's) Honza
ABV 3.8%, Cask Lager
Made using a unique yeast strain, the finest lager malt and choicest noble hops from central Europe. Crisp, refreshing and moreish.
31. (Tiny Rebel) CWTCH
ABV 4.6%, Red/Amber Ale
A citrus and tropical fruity taste with a moderate bitterness.
32. (Timothy Taylor's) Boltmaker
ABV 4.0%, Amber Ale
A well balanced genuine Yorkshire bitter with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma.
33. (Timothy Taylor's) Landlord
ABV 4.3%, Pale Ale
Classic strong Pale Ale with a complex hoppy aroma.

34..39 Guest Beers - details on the day

40. (Charnwood Brewery) Salvation
ABV 3.8%, Golden Ale
A light refreshing beer, with tropical fruit, citrus & floral flavours. American Cascade and Amarillo hops create a crisp, clean bitterness on the finish.
41. (Charnwood Brewery) Vixen
ABV 4.0%, Amber Ale
A well balanced best bitter with subtle hints of honey, spice and hedgerow fruits. Late added Pacific Gem hops deliver a fruity nose and finish.
42. (Charnwood Brewery) Tipping Point
ABV 4.2%, Red/Amber Ale
Six different grains harvest a wonderful light beer. American and New Zealand hops provide just the right balance to this early autumnal beer.
43. (Charnwood Brewery) White Fox
ABV 4.4%, Golden Ale
A straw coloured beer with a soft mouthfeel and wonderful tropical fruit flavours from the Sorachi Ace hop.
44. (Charnwood Brewery) Moon Door
ABV 4.5%, Pale Ale
This soft and juicy Pale Ale has a full bodied mouthfeel emphasised by the late addition of New World hops.
45. (Charnwood Brewery) IPA
ABV 5.8%, IPA
English malt, combined with English hops at the start and finished with American Simcoe hops to give a full-bodied beer. Orange & citrus flavours.
46. (Hart Family) Hopburst V3
ABV 4.5%, Pale Ale
Features a brand new dwarf hop variety from the States, Jarrylo. Sweet aroma with a wonderful spiced pear, banana & orange citrus character.
47. (Hart Family) Hart House
ABV 3.6%, Golden Ale
Aromas of grainy malts and fresh cut grass. Rounded, sweet malted flavours, balanced bitterness and a dry hoppy finish.
48. (Hart Family) Hart No. 1
ABV 4.1%, Amber Ale
Aromas of caramel and a touch of apple and lemon fruit. Full but rounded on the palate with toffee malt flavours at the front, with a crisp bitter finish.
49. (Hart Family) Hart No. 3
ABV 4.7%, Red/Amber Ale
Aromas of fresh toast, plummy fruit and a touch of spice. Rich and fullbodied with broad flavours of prunes, milk chocolate & spices on the finish.
50. (Hart Family) Hart No. 9
ABV 4.3%, Golden Ale
Aromas of elderflower, grapefruit and a touch of spicy lychee. A refreshing bitterness and overlain with citrus and floral flavours.
51. (Hart Family) Hart No. 8
ABV 5.0%, Dark Ale
A dark strong ale with espresso and dried fruit flavours.
52. (Framework) Summit
ABV 3.7%, Pale Ale
Refreshing, malty taste with the hops contributing aromas and flavours of tangerine, orange and marmalade with an assertive bitter finish.
53. (Framework) Winder
ABV 4.6%, Wheat Beer
The interplay between floral and citrus aromas develops on the palate to leave the subtle pine and mint character of Northern Brewer hops.
54. (Anstey Ales) Daydreamer
ABV 3.7%, Pale Ale
Considered a session pale ale made using cascade and chinook hops. A stalwart from this local brewery.
55. (Anstey Ales) Emperor's Indulgence
ABV 7.0%, IPA
A marriage of Maris Otter, chocolate and and wheat malt, lightly hopped with Simcoe hops giving a smooth caramel taste with a peppery finish.
56. (Anstey Ales) Elbow Grease (exclusive!)
ABV 4.5%, Pale Ale
A special bitter only available to taste in 2 bars. This dark chestnut coloured, special bitter is made with oat and chocolate malts. Truly superb!
57. (Anstey Ales) Darkroom Stout
ABV 4.7%, Dark Ale
Rounded oatmeal stout made with six types of grain and triple hopped.
58. (Everard's) Old Original
ABV 5.2%, Red/Amber Ale
Rich and fruity flavours, with the very best British hops and premium Maris Otter malt gives a full-bodied taste.
59. (Everard's) Tiger
ABV 4.2%, Red/Amber Ale
A spicy hop and malt aroma, good bitter/sweet balance and a rounded toffee character.
60. (Everard's) Beacon Hill
ABV 3.8%, Amber Ale
Wonderfully moreish ale brewed with British hops and Maris Otter malt.
61. (Everard's) Sunchaser
ABV 4.0%, Golden Ale
A thirst-quenching beer made in the style of a continental lager, with subtle fruit flavours and a little sweetness.
62. (Sharp's) Doom Bar
ABV 4.0%, Amber Ale
A balanced beer with great character and depth of flavour. Succulent dried fruit and lightly roasted malt with a moreish and subtle bitter finish.
63. (Sharp's) Atlantic
ABV 4.2%, Pale Ale
Atlantic showcases the citrus aromas and flavours of American hops without the intense bitterness typical of New World pale ales. Balanced, fruity with a delicate sweetness and a clean, hoppy linger.
64. (Sharp's) Sea Fury
ABV 5.0%, Red/Amber Ale
An exceptional example of the special bitter beer style offering substance and depth of flavour without compromising balance and drinkability.
65. (Marston's) Pedigree
ABV 4.5%, Red/Amber Ale
Marston's Pedigree is still brewed in the oak casks of the Burton Union to preserve its individual character.
66. (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.
67. (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.
68. (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.
69. (Hook Norton) Old Hooky
ABV 4.6%, Red/Amber Ale
A beautifully balanced, tawny red premium ale which is fruity and full-bodied.
70. (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.
71. (Wadworth) 6X
ABV 4.1%, Amber Ale
A delightful copper-coloured beer with a malty, fruity nose and restrained hop character. The same characteristics emerge on the palate but with more intensity, leading to a lingering malty finish. The beer is full bodied and distinctive but with a high drinkability.
72. (Greene King) Old Speckled Hen
ABV 4.5%, Red/Amber Ale
Distinctive rich and malty taste bursting with character, fruity aroma and deliciously smooth texture.


Beer Festival 1 pint polycarbonate 'glass' costs 1 drinks token. Or choose a 175ml Wine glass or 125ml Prosecco glass for 1 token if you're not drinking beer. Soft drinks can be served in the festival pint glass.


One Beer Festival entrance ticket is needed per admission - if you are attending on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September 2019 please make sure you purchase 2 tickets.


All profits will be donated to the charity PROSTaid.


£10 Admission on Friday OR Saturday, glass and 1st drink (2 tokens).

£5 Admission only (Friday OR Saturday). £4 when paid for in advance.

Tickets bought in advance help us with planning preparations so please use the PayPal button below (when available) to buy your ticket(s). Bring your email receipt or a copy of your admission code with you to gain admission.

Tickets will be available to buy online from June 2019.





Shops in Leicestershire selling 2018 tickets (this list will be updated for the 2019 beer festival):


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).

Admission fee, (polycarbonate) glass + 2 tokens = £10
Polycarbonate glass + 2 tokens = £5
Polycarbonate glass = 1 token
Admission fee (without glass or tokens) = £5 (on the door)
3 tokens = £5
6 tokens = £10
9 tokens = £15
12 tokens = £20
15 tokens = £25
18 tokens = £30


Soft drinks and 1/2 pint of beer or cider costs 1 TOKEN.


2 tokens for one pint of real ale / beer / cider / lager

2 tokens for one glass of Gin & Tonic

2 tokens for one 175ml glass of Wine or 125ml glass of Prosecco

2019 Sponsors

Please consider sponsoring the 2019 Leicester Lions Beer Festival - view the Sponsorship Opportunities.

Many thanks to the following companies for sponsoring the 2019 Leicester Lions Beer Festival. 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 Earl Shilton Buidling Society Shakespeare Martineau Hinckley and Rugby Building Society Waitrose and Partners Burleigh's Gin Pepsi Absolute Health Clinic

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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 thank all those that joined us for the 2018 Beer Festival and helped us raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and the local charity PROSTaid. We look forward to seeing you again in September 2019.

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

If you would like to become a 2019 sponsor please Contact Us

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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