Willingham Beer Festival 2017

A celebration of good beer, great music and excellent company in the heart of Willingham

25+ real ales, kegged beer & ciders (and more!)

  • Thursday 29th June, 5pm – 11pm
  • Friday 30th June, 5pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 1st July, noon – 11pm

£3 entry, children free

£2 (refundable) festival glass & programme


Bexar County Brewery
Three Blind Mice
Weird Beard

... and more to be confirmed!

Live Music

Thursday evening


Alchemy is a Cambridgeshire-based guitar and vocal duo covering a wide range of musical styles, from Peggy Lee to Jessie J. Their engaging and spirited performances, delivered across a diverse repertoire of music, have been delighting audiences in this area for the last decade. Both performers have been regular artists at the Willingham Jam Club.

Friday evening

Steve Lockwood

Internationally recognised ‘Harmonica Wizard’ Steve Lockwood, along with his band, will be showcasing the power and influence of his favourite and most versatile instrument, the harmonica. Using traditional and avant-garde techniques, musician, composer, performer and harmonica teacher, Steve has an extensive repertoire encompassing many genres from early blues and jazz to soul, funk and contemporary dance, pop and rock music. He has entertained thousands in over 4000 concerts and has recorded more than 70 albums. Steve has composed and played music for film and television. His latest collaborations have been with Tom Jones' band, Amy Wadge and Ed Sheeran.

Saturday afternoon

If you've never made it down to the Social Club for the Jam Club nights, why not have a listen to the wonderful local talent Willingham has to offer!

Saturday evening

Keith Pearson & Friends

Keith, reunited with long-time collaborator, Tim Jellis, will be combining folk/country inspired original songs with superb musicianship. Keith is a prolific writer of world-class songs and can hold an audience enthralled with his humour, voice, songs and banjo/guitar playing. His collaboration with Tim Jellis (guitar, vocals) started an amazing thirty years ago, and their intimate, heart-melting harmonies honed over the years have been likened to the Everly Brothers.

... And more!

Wine, soft-drinks and food will be provided by the Social Club

Latest news

Beer & Cider List

And here it is… almost fully complete and confirmed. Beer list facts: 16 cask beers 11 keg beers 4 bottled gluten free beers 5 gluten free beers overall from Stringers in Cumbria 8 “bag in box” still ciders 1 local keg cider & 1 local keg perry 14 vegan friendly beers  

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Festival Beer(s) – Elderflower Picking

So… here’s a fun bit of festival news. We’re going to have our own festival beer!! The guys at Three Blind Mice Brewery will be brewing this beer with our help on June 4th. We’re going for a pale ale around 4% ABV using a fairly modern new British hop called Olicana. But with aContinue reading →

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A Community Initiative

This festival is organised and run by volunteers consisting of Willingham residents and friends.

This festival is a collaboration between The Bank Micropub (supported by Jolly Good Beer), the Willingham Action Group, the Social Club and the Jam Club.

Please be considerate to our neighbours when leaving the venue - thanks in advance!



The Willingham Social Club
Fen End, Willingham, Cambridge CB24 5LH