Hucknall Beer Festival 2024 - Tickets and Things to Know


Things you need to know #1 - The timings!
Thursday 8th - 6pm to 10pm Opening to the public on Thursday in 2024
Friday 9th - 11am to 11pm
Saturday 10th - 12pm to 11pm
Sunday 11th - 12pm to 3pm

Live Music from The Killer Bees at 7.00pm on Saturday and Sunny Grace from 7pm on Thursday

Peacock Catering will also be with us Thursday 5pm to 8pm, Friday 11am to 8pm and Saturday 12pm to 8pm.

Things you need to know #2 Food
From the bar area serving hatch to the kitchen the lovely ladies of The Peacock Catering Company will be joining us during the weekend selling a range of their delicious snacks to accompany your drinks DETAILS OF THE MENU WILL BE SHARED NEARER THE FESTIVAL

They'll also be offering a selection of sweet cakes & desserts (takeaway options available)

We'll also have cheese cobs from the bar available as usual plus your crisps, scratchings and nut selections.

Things you need to know #3 Entry
The festival is FREE entry Thursday to Sunday.

Glasses and tokens are available from the bar from our lovely bar team when you arrive and you can pay cash or card for these.

Things you need to know #4 Entertainment
Live Music from The Killer Bees at 7.00pm on Saturday and Sunny Grace from 7pm on Thursday

Background music is provided by Ray during the festival (via the PA system he isn't singing!).

Our licenced bar is open all weekend so you don't have to visit just for the festival to enjoy the music you'd be welcome to come enjoy the entertainment and drinks from the normal bar too.

Things you need to know #5 Children and dogs
Our festival is a popular event and we need to consider the wellbeing and enjoyment for all.

Unfortunately though we'd love to be able to welcome dogs but given the space and the popularity of the event its not practical and wouldn't be in our four legged friends best interests to. The safety and well-being of all who attend (whether on 2 or 4 legs) is at the heart of what we do. We are sorry and hope your dogs will forgive us.

Regarding children our past approach (which has always worked) - Children are welcome to the festival up to 9pm but must be supervised at all times, the event wouldn't be suitable for children who like to explore due to the volume of customers onsite

Over the years we've enjoyed meeting our young festival visitors who come with their parents to enjoy this community event but it's not the most interesting of places for younger ones who like to play and there isn't the space for this but we've welcomed many a happy families over the years so yes children can come if they and you are happy with that (and our bar has a wide selection of soft drinks for them).

Things you need to know #6 The Bar!
Our fully licenced bar will be open all weekend serving soft drinks, wines, spirits and draught lager/bitter/cider (but shhhh about that!).

If you're not a real ale or cider fan there isn't a need to miss the festival, come along and enjoy a drink from the bar.

In fact we appreciate it, it keeps the John Godber Centre staff from forgetting their day jobs!! Upstair Ben's Bar at the John Godber Centre

Things you need to know #7 When you arrive
When you arrive at the festival make your way to the bar to purchase your glasses and tokens and pick up a festival programme. Stemmed or tankard glasses are available to choose from. Glass and token packs are available or just tokens if you have your own (marked) glass. There is a £X refund on the glass if you don't want to take it home with you though we do encourage you to as a souvenir. Thursday to Sunday is FREE ENTRY, NO TICKETS NEEDED PRICES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Things you need to know #8 (The boring bit)
Don't forget the John Godber Centre operates a challenge 25 policy so if you're lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked for ID so please bring yours as we'd hate to disappoint anyone.

We're looking forward to welcoming the younger generation of cask ale and cider fans but we still need to check everyone is drinking responsibly.

Anyone found buying tokens or supplying drinks for underage people will be asked to leave the event.

Things you need to know #9 Bring layers
In order to keep the beers and ciders at an ideal temperature to serve its important to keep the festival hall cool therefore windows are open and the heating is turned off so we do recommend bringing layers with you. It gets warm when we're busy but the quieter sessions you may feel the chill a little!