Festival Sponsors

Our 2022 Festival Sponsors are shown below.

Contact the Sponsorship Team for more sponsorship opportunities for this festival.


Prospect Brewery [Festival volunteer t-shirts]

Since changing hands in July 2019, Prospect Brewery has strived to produce consistently excellent beers backed up with a customer service to match. We now have monthly specials and the return of some old favourites to complement our regular, award winning beers. Contact us on 01257 421329 or email info@prospectbrewery.com for our specials and regular beers.

Swinley Plumbing and Property Services [Festival glasses]

For all your repairs around the home: Plumbing, Tiling, Joinery, Plasterwork, Electrical and much more. From a dripping tap to a sticking door; renewing fence panels to fitting laminate flooring; a new shower to changing radiators. No job is too small and all work is carried out to a high standard. Call Jim on 07753823987 or Email jim.molloy@hotmail.co.uk


Real Crafty [Festival beer tokens]

Established in 2020, Real Crafty Wigan is a contemporary pub located just outside WigReal Crafty is Wigan’s new kid on the block when it comes to Craft Beer and Real Ale, opening in the height of the pandemic in August 2020. It has recently been voted Wigan CAMRA’s Pub of the Year as well as Cider Pub of the Year 2 years running.  With 30 beer and cider taps, 5 hand pulls, a vast range of bottles and cans, a canning machine to take draft beer home, and regular and seasonal cocktails there’s something for everybody.  Life music on Saturday evenings and a quiz on Tuesday evenings too.

The Swan & Railway Hotel, Wigan [Festival-goer wristbands]

We hope we’ve brought you something special as we’ve sought to turn this beautiful 1898 Victorian pub back to how in would have ‘come out of the The Swan and Railway is a beautiful Victorian pub standing proud in Wigan town centre, fully restored, retaining many original features, it won Historic England’s/CAMRA’s National Pub Design Conservation Award last year.  Passionate about its cask beers, Bass always on and showcasing local brewers, honest food and seven beautiful hotel rooms make it a stunning pub


Bank Top Brewery [Festival Programme]

Proudly celebrating over 25 years of brewing award winning beers!  We have a simple belief at Bank Top, to use the best ingredients to make fine ale in a traditional manner with great customer service.  Tel. 01204 595800 www.banktopbrewery.com.

Blackedge Brewery [Real Ale Bar]

Blackedge Brewery, a multi award winning brewery based in Horwich. Hand crafting our beers since 2010, producing an ever-changing range of beers in cask, keg & cans.  Our mission is to brew great beer packed with body, flavour & aroma. With two Tap Rooms, The Brewery Bar, Horwich & The Brewery Tap, Westhoughton.

The Bobbin, Micropub [Pub Games]

The Bobbin Micropub offers a warm, friendly atmosphere, with a fine range of craft and cask ales and craft ciders, a wide selection of other drinks and regular live music.  You will find it at 38A Leigh Road, on the edge of Leigh town centre.

H Taphouse [Entertainment]

The H Taphouse in Ashton-in-Makerfield is striving to bring something a bit edgy to Ashton, with interior design including metal, timber, brick and a mural and, crucially, a wide range of craft beers from independent brewers locally and across the country.

Hophurst Brewery [Bières Sans Frontières and UK KeyKeg Bar]

A multi award winning micro brewery from the heart of Wigan Borough, producing modern and progressive craft beers. We are also a social enterprise with the aim of re training unemployed people.

Real Crafty [Cider Bar]

See description above.

Wily Fox Brewery [Real Ale Bar]

Wily Fox is a family run business, with a bespoke 20 brl brew plant.  We aspire to create ales that bring joy to the palette, for all to enjoy.  We are committed to using only the finest ingredients to produce beer of quality and consistency. Home of award winning beers, Karma Citra and Dark Flagon.


Get one for you and your mates – you know it makes sense!


Long standing members of Wigan Central’s Monthly Beer Club, Andy, Amy, Barry and Keith.

Albion Ale House

Micro Bar in Standish, Wigan CAMRA Community Pub of the Year 2021. Has 8 hand pumps serving ever-changing real ales. Large garden at the back of the pub.

Debbie Ashton

Lover of good beer.

The Bobbin

Also sponsoring the pub games, we offer cask and craft ales, ciders and spirits in a friendly cosy atmosphere. Come and join us in Leigh; we’d love to make some new friends!

Darren and Mandy Borthwick

Cheers to beers! Continuing our support for the Wigan CAMRA beer festival.

The Boulevard

Wigan’s local hub for live music, incorporating strong live bands, regular tribute acts, DIY gig’s and international touring bands, all playing alongside the best local talent. Cask Marque accredited.

The Brickmakers Arms

A friendly local pub with a great atmosphere. Top quality keg and cask beers at very reasonable prices served by friendly bar staff always happy and eager to help. Call in you will be pleasantly surprised!

Paul and Michelle Carter

In memory of Connor Borthwick.

Evergreen Nebulisers Ltd

The U.K.s nebuliser specialists offer mains powered and portable nebulisers for use at home, on holiday and anywhere in between and are proud to sponsor Wigan CAMRA.

Fibrem Limited

Specialist Demolition company specialising in the soft strip of heritage and listed buildings.

The Firkin

Small friendly family owned bar in Newton-le-Willows. 8 real ales, 2 real ciders + 7 craft taps.  No music / electronic noise. Just conversation.  Open Thurs-Sun.

C.P. Grimshaw Tree Surgeon

Looking after the trees of Wigan for over 37 years . For all your tree surgery requirements and advice on trees ring 07808 950607 / 01257 422050

Hare and Hounds Hindley (2 barrels)

Our small but traditional pub is located between Hindley railway station and the town centre. A friendly, community pub with ever-changing real ales

Hebs Group Ltd

Experts in the fitout, refurbishment and maintenance of the commercial property sector

Hepworth and Hall Opticians

806 Ormskirk Rd Pemberton 01942 225301. Family owned independent styling opticians

Hot Tub Hire Wigan

Hire a hot tub throughout Greater Manchester with Hot Tub Hire Wigan. The perfect way to experience the excitement and relaxation of a hot tub in your own garden

P A Hull and Co Chartered Accountants

Tax accountancy and advice for businesses across the North West

Local Life

Since 2008, our B5-sized Local Life magazines have been delivered regularly to 40,000 homes in the Wigan and St Helens areas. To find out more visit www.locallife247.co.uk.

Morris Family

In memory of Stan Morris, much loved Wigan CAMRA member

Newbridge Developments

We offer a range of building services to accommodate your personal requirements. We specialise in design and build extensions and renovations

Jane and Steve O’Brien

For their nephew Connor Borthwick

The Paddocks Farm

We are a family run business, producing and supplying premium hay and haylage to the local agricultural and equine sectors.

The Pelicans

TPE Preston wishing Ben Elias all the best for the future and goodbye.

Prosperity Law LLP

Prosperity Law is an acclaimed national commercial law firm, specialising in litigation, insolvency, employment, corporate and property law. We can provide the expert advice you require to achieve your objectives.

SJS Electrical Services

All aspects of installation/maintenance/testing electrical work undertaken, quality guaranteed.

The Standish Unity Club

We are winners of CAMRA Club of The Year for the last 12 years.  Why not book your party with us by calling the club? New members always welcome.

Tap ‘n Barrel

Muliti-award winning courtyard ale house in the Old Victorian Quarter of Wigan. Six hand-pulled real ales, craft beers, real ciders. Live music every weekend, come and try our famous Wigan pies!

The Thirsty Duck

Relaxed and welcoming canalside bar within the courtyard setting of Burscough Wharf. Serving independent real ales and ciders, kegged beers and a wide range of Belgian beers.