West Bridgford Hockey Club will be holding another beer festival soon, but this time it’s pretty special.
The club have been raising funds by running these events for 25 years and they want this one, which will run from 3rd to 5th March, to be the best yet.
The event will be held at the clubhouse on Loughborough Road in West Bridgford.
It will raise funds to help fund hockey in the area, keeping the sport both affordable for its members and accessible to anyone who wants to take up the sport.
The festival itself boasts over 15 quality real ales, including ciders. Tasting notes will be available at the club’s website at wbhockey.co.uk.
Entry to the event is free, beers just £3 a pint and will be open to the public (over 18s), so everyone gets a chance to try out the club’s hospitality and even perhaps watch a game of hockey on the Saturday.
The event is also a good opportunity for the public to find out more about hockey in the area and what the club has to offer. The club caters for all ages from six to 60+, so all are welcome.
The club is run by its members on a voluntary basis and is recognised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CamRA), having been the first sports club in the county to achieve that honour.
Beers are set up a week in advance in its temperature-controlled cellar room and are maintained in top condition by Mr Derek Wise, who is a well-known beer connoisseur, a devout CamRA member and the club’s bar manager.
The club itself was started in 1928 and currently fields 10 men’s and five ladies’ league sides, as well as numerous junior teams. The club’s overriding policy has always been to be accessible to all.
The Beer Festival goes a long way to allowing it to achieve that objective financially, so it is fitting that they will be marking 25 years’ of its success as a very special event.
Go along and join them. The festival will be open from 4:30pm to 11pm on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th March and from noon until 11pm on Saturday 5th March. The clubhouse is just 10 minutes walk (towards Wilford Hill) from Asda.