Festival Sponsors



BLACKEDGE BREWERY [Glasses] : Blackedge is a multi-award winning brewery based in Horwich. We produce full flavoured ales and craft beers by hand using only the finest ingredients. Moreton Mill, Hampson Street, Horwich BL6 7JH. Tel 01204 692976. www.blackedgebrewery.co.uk

WIGAN BREWHOUSE [T-Shirts] : Since 2006 as All Gates and 2017 as Wigan Brewhouse we have been brewing fine craft beers in the heart of Wigan, in a fully restored 19th Century Grade II-listed, tower brewery. An outstanding range of modern beers, but built on cask ale tradition. To this tradition we have added aromatic hops from the New World. This enables us to produce hop-forward beers but retaining balance and subtlety; beers with true Northern soul. For Tours ring 01942 234976
Real Ale Bar : Atacc Group

HOPHURST BREWERY [Programme] : Hophurst Brewery are a pioneering microbrewery producing finely crafted ales from the heart of Wigan Borough. We develop exemplary and flavoursome beers (crafted with conscience) using traditional ingredients. Unit 8 Hindley Business Centre, Platt Lane, Hindley WN2 3PA. Tel 01942 522333 www.hophurstbrewery.co.uk

TWISTED VINE ALE HOUSE [Beer Tokens] : Twisted Vine : Located at 15 Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield this micropub has just been named as Wigan CAMRA’s Best New Cask outlet. A great range of real ale and craft brews awaits you.

HAIGH KITCHEN COURTYARD [Wristbands] : Haigh Woodland Park’s Kitchen Courtyard is a celebration of regional artisan food and drink. It comprises 7 retailers and producers, including; Tap Room Bar, Bakery and Deli, Café and Tea Rooms, Artisan Ice Cream parlour, Hand Made Chocolatier and Rare Breed Butcher.”


Albion Ale House : A small micro pub in Standish Village serving a choice of 8 ever changing real ales. Easily accesssable from Wigan on 362 bus to Chorley every 15 minutes

Bank Top Brewery : Boltons oldest and most acclaimed brewery. We have a simple belief of making fine ale in a traditional manner with a great customer service.. Tel. 01204 595800 www.banktopbrewery.com

#Beer Club 4 : Regulars at Wigan Centrals monthly beer club – Amy, Keith, Andy & Barry are keen beer researchers with an unhealthy interest in all things ginger….

Daisy Hill Cricket Club : Join us for St. Georges Beer Festival over Easter week-end. No entry fee!
St James St, 5 mins form Daisy Hill train station or 1 minute from No.7 bus.

Darren and Mandy Borthwick : Supporting Real Beer!

Delph Tavern Casuals : Cheers to Beers!

The Firkin. Constantly rotating selection of 8 real ales, 2 real ciders and 6 craft keg. God friendly with no electronic noise. Open Thursday – Sunday. Over 18’s only. 65 High Street, Newton-le-willows, WA12 9SL. www.thefirkin.co.uk

Hare & Hounds : The only pub in the Good Beer Guide in Hindley. 31 Ladies Lane Hindley

Hepworth & Hall Opticians : 806 Ormskirk Road Pemberton 01942 225301 2 year no quibble guarantee on all spectacles with Kodak Elite lenses. Also at Barnes Hazel in Hindley where you can design you own frames on-line – First in Europe! – www.hepworthandhall.co.uk

The Hindley Arms : A popular live music venue showing all the best live sports with a great choice of real ales – a perfect serve with CAMRA discount. 124-126 Market Street, Hindley, Wigan WN2 3AY

John Harrison & Sons : In memory of my cousin Stan Morris who is sadly missed working at Wigan Beer Festival. Enjoy your day folks.

M.J. Miller & Co : Chartered certified accountants we offer a full VAT MTD compliant service to meet your business needs. With FREE initial consultation & fixed fees agreed in advance let us do the legwork. www.mjmaccounts.com

M.J. Miller & Co : Chartered certified accountants Specialists in Small and medium sized Businesses. With FREE initial consultation & fixed fees agreed in advance. All aspects of accountancy and taxation services tailored to suit your needs. mail@mjmaccounts.com

The Morris Family : Sponsors of Prospect Nutty Slack – Sponsored by the Morris family in memory of Stan much loved CAMRA member and beer festival worker!

S McNamara Engineering :

Prospect Brewery : Our mission, quite simply, is to bring you imaginative but traditional real ales brewed using just four simple ingredients: barley, whole hops, yeast and water. www.prospectbrewery.com

Mike Robinson : ‘You came as a breath of life to me’ – The Robinson Family

Oliver Read : For Captain Jimmy, Lord of Beerton and Mayor of Whiskyshire

Standish Unity Club : Winners of Wigan Camra’s Club of the Year for 6 years. Non-members welcome. Function room hire available email standish.unity@blueyonder.co.uk. Cross Street, Standish, Wigan WN6 0HQ. www.standishunityclub.com

Swinley Plumbing and Tiling : The bathroom specialists for all aspects of bathroom installations, tiling and wetrooms. Call Jim Molloy on 07753 823987.

Wily Fox Brewery : Putting our hearts into brewing ales with flavour and diversity. We aspire to create ales that bring joy to the palate. Tel 07515286020 www.wilyfoxbrewery.co.uk

The Involved Group : A parent community group based in Ashton-in-Makerfield. bigtogether@outlook.com

A special mention for our ale trail sponsors …..
The Anvil, Wigan
Baliff Bar, Wigan
The Berkeley, Wigan
The Caledonian, Ashton-in-Makerfield
The Cherry Gardens, Wigan
The Crooke Hall Inn, Standish Lower Ground
Doc’s Symposium, Wigan
Fifteens, Standish
Fifteens of Swinley
The Hingemakers, Ashton-in-Makerfield
The Hoot, Standish
The John Bull Chophouse, Wigan
Northern Beer Temple, Wigan
The Raven, Wigan
Real Ale Revolution, Winstanley
The Royal Oak, Wigan
Sherrington’s, Wigan
Standish Unity Club, Standish
Tap ‘n’ Barrel, Wigan
Twisted Vine Ale House, Ashton-in-Makerfield
Wigan Central, Wigan