Festival Sponsors


Swinley Plumbing and Tiling [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

Wigan Brewhouse [staff t-shirts]
Since 2017 as Wigan Brewhouse, we have been brewing fine craft beers in a fully restored 19th Century Grade II-listed tower brewery. An outstanding range of modern beers, built on the cask ale tradition but with added aromatic hops from the New World to produce hop-forward beers, retaining balance and subtlety: beers with true Northern Soul. For brewery tours, corporate events and private functions, please ring 01942 234976.


Haigh Kitchen Courtyard & Haigh Woodland Park [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.

Prostate Cancer UK, by Bluechain Solutions Limited
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men. Over 47,500 men are diagnosed every year, which is 129 men every day. Billy Ratcliffe was one who passed away in 2018 following a battle with the disease. He is missed every day and will never be forgotten #Legend. Donating to Prostate Cancer UK can help fund vital research in order to save thousands of lives. Thank you to Bluechain Solutions Limited, Wigan. Please donate at: tinyurl.com/rjqq7en

Twisted Wheel Brewery [beer tokens]
We began brewing in October 2019 at the former Windmill Brewery in Standish. Our state of the art 10-barrel equipment captures the excitement and vibrancy of the Northern Soul era, after which the brewery is named (and the heavily rutted track to the Brewery reinforces the name). We presently brew three core beers plus a rotation of twelve seasonal ones.


Bank Top Brewery [games and tombola]
Proudly celebrating 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 a great customer service. Tel. 01204 595800, www.banktopbrewery.com

Blackedge Brewery [real ale bar 1]
Blackedge Brewery is a multi-award-winning brewery based in Horwich. We have hand crafted our beers since 2010, producing an ever-changing range of ales and craft beers to the highest standards. Our ethos is to brew beers we love! Bursting with flavour. We have two Brewery Tap Bars, in Horwich & Westhoughton.

Hophurst Brewery [Bières Sans Frontières and UK KeyKeg Bar]
An award winning micro-brewery from the heart of Wigan Borough, producing modern and forward thinking craft and cask beers. We are also a social enterprise with the aim of re-training unemployed people over the age of 50.

Mayflower Brewery [real ale bar 2]
Launched in 2001 in Standish, Mayflower is now Wigan’s oldest micro-brewery. All our ales are hand-crafted at our new plant in Hindley and conditioned in nine gallon casks or four-and-a-half gallon pins and is available in 500ml bottles. Our core range is available throughout the year and we offer seasonal and one-off ales for special occasions.

Prospect Brewery [festival programme]
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.

Twisted Vine Ale House [entertainment]
Wigan CAMRA Pub of the Year for 2020. This elegant micro pub from Hophurst Brewery boasts seven changing cask beers, six craft keg beers, a large selection of gins, wines and spirits. There is also live music on Sundays, a weekly quiz night and beer, gin and wine tasting events throughout the year.

Wily Fox Brewery [cider bar]
Wily Fox Brewery is a family run business, with a bespoke 20-barrel brew plant and our Head Brewer has over 30 years’ experience. Using only the finest ingredients we produce traditional beer of quality, flavour and consistency, which has won awards from SIBA, World Beer Awards and Wigan Beer Festival! We are a safe and local, SALSA accredited supplier too.


Albion Ale House : Situated in the village of Standish, a short trip on the 362 bus from Wigan. Ever changing ales over 8 handpumps.

Andrew Thomas Builder : Extensions, alterations and all building work.

#BeerClub4 : back for a 3rd year of Barrel sponsorship, Amy, Andy, Barry and Keith are regulars at Wigan Central’s monthly beer club.

The Bobbin : Micro pub in Leigh serving traditional cask ales and craft lagers and ciders in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Brickmakers Arms, Wigan: A friendly local pub with a great friendly atmosphere. Top quality keg and cask beers at very reasonable prices. Friendly bar staff always happy to help. Call in you will be pleasantly surprised.

C.P. Grimshaw Tree and Woodland Services : Looking after the trees in Wigan for over 35 years . For all your tree surgery requirements and helpful advice on trees please contact us.

CEF Wigan Branch : Get your copy of the latest CEF Trade Catalogue, targeted specifically at the electrical trade.Inside you’ll find over 1,600 pages packed with almost 30,000 essential electrical products all at everyday value prices.

The Cricketers, Ormskirk : A CAMRA Award winning Pub serving 5 Local Cask Ales all day every day, as well as offering a fantastic value food menu.

Crooke Hall Inn : Great food & drink in a lovely setting. Current Wigan CAMRA Community Pub of the Year and Autumn 2019 Pub of the Season.

Darren & Mandy Borthwick : Cheers to Beers!

Dorothy Abbot: Lifelong Warriors fan, dedicated CAMRA member and Festival Volunteer.

England & Sons Butchers : Established since 1850. High class family butchers and suppliers to the catering trade.

Evergreen Nebulisers Ltd : The U.K.’s Nebuliser Specialists

Fibrem Ltd : is a specialist internal soft strip contractor who also have the in-house capability to undertake small to medium sized demolition projects.

The Firkin : Small, friendly bar. Eight changing Cask Beers, all from SIBA / micro-breweries. Two traditional ciders along with six craft keg taps. Dogs welcome, free wifi, open Thurday – Sunday. Over 18’s only.

Hepworth & Hall Opticians: Specialists in bespoke eye wear, expert Optical advice, Suppliers of Zeiss and Kodak Lenses. 50% Off all additional pairs. Call Pemberton 01942 225 301 or book Online at www.hepworthandhall.co.uk to secure your appointment.

Hingemakers Arms, Ashton-in-Makerfield : We are a true community pub owned and run by locals, used by locals and appreciated by visitors as being a cut above the usual chains.

John Bull Chophouse : John Bull & The Hop House. 2 bars, 9 changing cask ales, 10 craft keg beers 4 real ciders & World-famous jukebox.

M&W Autobodies Ltd : Accident Repair Specialists From minor scrapes to major damage, all makes and models of vehicles repaired and re-finished to a professional standard. 01942 236288. Email mandwautobodies@gmail.com 3 Wood Street, Wigan. WN3 4HL

Morris Family : In loving memory of Stan Morris, much loved CAMRA member and beer festival worker.

P A Hull & Co : Tax and accounting advice for businesses across Wigan

Prescott Jewellery & Curios : Visit our unit at Bygone Times in Eccleston, Chorley for a fantastic range of Silver & Gold Jewellery and Vintage Collectables.

Prosperity Law : Prosperity Law LLP is a commercial law firm based in Spinningfields, specialising in commercial litigation, insolvency, property, corporate and employment. We pride ourselves on providing a first-class service to clients.

The Robinson Family : You came as a breath of life to me – G.C. Robinson

S McNamara : Engineering, Agricultural & Plant Engineer

Sky Travel : Airport transfers, We don’t only just do airport we also do concerts, festivals & city centre nights out. Contact Gerry: 07922939332 Facebook: @skytravelwigan

Standish Unity Club: CAMRA club of the year from 2010 to 2019 we stock a good range of local cask ales at good prices.

Swan and Railway Hotel, Wigan : Opposite North Western Station and just a hundred yards from Wallgate recently restored to its Victorian splendour retaining many original features including a splendid tiled drinking corridor. Serving seven regular cask beers always including Bass, join us for great atmosphere, honest food, real people – Wigan’s Original.

Tap ‘n’ Barrel : Classic Town-centre pub serving hand pulled real ales, real ciders, craft beer and hosting live music. Located in a hidden old courtyard near Wigan Bus Station.

Wayfarer, Parbold : The Wayfarer is Wigans only brew pub, set in the picturesque village of Parbold. Family run for three generations and is the home of Problem Child Brewing.

Wigan Brewhouse : cask ales plus guests.

Wigan Timber Ltd : Wigan Timber Ltd was established in 1997 with our goal to always provide high quality products and services at affordable prices to trade & DIY customers in the North West.