Fleece Fest 2016 only at The Golden Fleece



Fleece Fest is back, even bigger & better than before.

Running over the Bank Holiday weekend, there’s something for everyone.  With different events on each day, it won’t be surprising that you’ll be at Fleece Fest each day.

Gates open at 12 noon Saturday.  Get ready for it

You can find out what’s on at Fleece Fest below.  For an itinerary of what’s on each day, check out the bottom of the page.  This year we accept cash & card at the Festival bars.

  • come rain or shine

  • This year we’ve increased both marquee & outdoor space, so come rain or shine you can enjoy the Festival.

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  • We’ve also got heating available throughout the Festival just in case it tries to get chilly.

    Don’t worry we have plenty of chilled drinks & ice should it go the other way!

With an even bigger lineup than last year, from local to further afield, there’ll be something for all to explore, that’s for sure!

This year all our Ales will be served & chilled through traditional hand pulls.

We’ve extended our Ciders & Perries that will be featured this year.

Live Music

We have a great line up of live music playing over the full weekend, including Golden Fleece favourites, Hutch, Fever Fever, to name a few.

Along side our festival stage, artists will also be playing in the main marquee for a more intimate session.

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Given the demand last year we’ve added to our dedicated bar.  We’ll have a range of artisan Gins available all weekend, as well as our amazing 2 for £10 cocktails alongside other Special Offers.

Watch out for more info on our Gin Tasting Cards available on the Sunday.

Gourmet BBQ

What would the Fleece Fest be without our amazing Hog Roast!

The Gourmet BBQ will be serving Burger, Lobster & vegetarian delights.

Oh, and let’s not forget the legendary Dirty Fries!

This year the pub will be serving the full menu as usual.

The Golden Games

On Sun 28th Aug we’re holding The Golden Games at Fleece Fest.
It’s your chance to have some fun & be part of the festival event.

All you need to do is get together a team of 6 adults.  It doesn’t matter if it’s an all ladies, gents or mixed team.

The winning team will win £100 in Golden Fleece Gift Vouchers

The Golden Games will commence at 2.45pm.  Registration is required due to limited spaces.



Our Cocktail Masterclass is back!

We’re running a Masterclass on Sat 27 at 1.30pm.  What better way to enjoy Fleece Fest.

The class starts with a welcome cocktail on arrival, followed by your chance to learn the tricks of the trade from our in-house Mixologist. You’ll then be taught how to make your favourite cocktails.

Call now to book your place – 01274 686 354


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The Great Birkenshaw Bake Off is held on Bank Holiday Mon 29 Aug with judging starting at 2pm.

Children are welcome to enter their own creations in the Kids Bake Off (13yrs and below) which will also be judged at the same time.

1st prize is Afternoon Tea for 2



Tables will be available throughout the Festival for you to practice your Beer Pong and/or Champ Pong skills.

We’ll be holding Championships at 6pm on both the Sat & Sun.

Fancy your chances?

Kids Fest

We’ll have a range of activities for the kids including face painting, bouncy castle & assault course.  These activities will be available throughout the weekend and not just for Kids Fest on the Monday.

See Kids Fest for details on Fun Day Monday.

Kids Fest Fun Day Monday

Bank Holiday Monday brings Kids Fest.  Not only do we have activities from Fleece Fest weekend, but we’ll also have the amazing Sam Safaris.

Kids will get the chance to get up close & personal with a variety of rare & exotic insects, mammals, reptiles, molluscs & amphibians from around the world.

Although you can turn up on the day, we do recommend to book your places to avoid disappointment.


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Fleece Fest Itinerary by Day

During Fleece Fest the Pub & Restaurant are open as usual.

Saturday 27 Aug

12 noon – Gates open
1.30pm – Cocktail Masterclass
2pm – Meet the Brewer
6pm – Beer/Champ Pong Championships
Bars open all day/evening
Live music all day/evening
Kids activities all day

Sunday 28 Aug

12 noon – Gates open
2pm – Meet the Brewer
2.45pm – The Golden Games
6pm – Beer/Champ Pong Championships
Bars open all day/evening
Live music all day/evening
Kids activities all day

Monday BH 29 Aug

11.30am – Gates open.  Kids Fest Funday Monday
2pm – The Great Birkenshaw Bake Off
Bars open all day
Live music all day