Croughton Family Beer Festival

Croughton Family Beer Festival
1st September 2017

Put the date in your diary - Saturday 16th September 2017 for the Croughton Family Beer Festival! This will be an event for all the family. We'll be serving local real ales, cider and perry. There will be a bouncy castle, games with cash prizes and an auction.  Crougton Tea Rooms will be providing refreshments during the festival which will include live music in the late afternoon and evening. It all takes place at the Reading Room and at the Blackbird pub who have a festival food menu available. So make sure to come along to Croughton High Street any time from 2pm and if you want you can even buy your tickets in advance, see the details below.

Fun for all the family

There will be family games such as Aunt Sally - if you have never played before now is your chance to learn. It's a traditional English game in which players throw sticks or battens at a model of an old woman's head; mainly played in Oxfordshire and some bordering counties. There will be some amazing cash prizes for winner and the runner up in each.

And here's what drinks will be available


Potbelly - Potbelly Best 3.8%
Great Oakley – Wots Occurring 3.9%
Gun Dog Ales – Booze Hound 4.2%
Phipps – IPA 4.3%
Towcester Mill – Watling Street 5.0%


Gwynt Y Ddraig - Celtic Warrior (Sweet) 5.5%
Gwynt Y Ddraig – Welsh Warrior (Med) 6.0%


Farmer Jim – Farmyard Perry (Med) 4.5%
Lilley's – Crazy Goat 6.5%

Festival Music

The festival will include music in the late afternoon and evening.

17.00-18.15 Dirty Old Boots

19.30-21.15 Backbeat

Festival food @ the Blackbird

There will be festival food available from the Blackbird between 14.00 and 19.00.

Children £3.95 pp:
Chicken nuggets and chips,  Fish fingers and chips,  Sausage and chips 

Adult £5.00 pp: 
Pasties, Scampi and chips,  Burger in a bun,  Hot dogs

Hot drinks, snacks and ice creams 

Croughton Tea Rooms will be serving hot drinks, sandwiches, cakes and ice cream from the back room in the Reading Rooms up untill 18.00.

The Auction


Large picture of ‘The Old Mill Croughton’ - by Jamie Bodley-Scott
Beer Barrel Man Light - by Bruce and Mel
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team: Limited Edition Edifice Casio Men’s Watch
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team: Signed cap (Valtteri Bottas) & Certificate of Authenticity
Aston Martin/Prodrive VIP Tour & Exclusive “Goodie Bag”.
Signed cricket ball by Devon Malcolm
6 Bottles of Rioja - from Finders Keepers.
12 x bottles of Real ale / Cider - from the co-opSterling silver “Hummingbird” necklace.
Sterling Silver “Butterfly” necklace.
Rose Gold “Acorn” Necklace.
Gold “Bee” Bracelet.
Gold “Hummingbird” Necklace.
Miele Vacuum cleaner.


A family picture shoot – by Alice Morgan photography.
Tea for 2 @ "Croughton Tea Room Afternoon Tea" - freshly made sandwiches, fruit scones with clotted cream and jam - cakes.
Dinner for two – by the Blackbird Inn
Joy-flight from Turweston aerodrome (KG pending)
Hook Norton Brewery Tour, 2 people.
Voucher(s) for up to 10 players at Delta Force Paintball, Hinton-In-the-Hedges

Event Sponsors:

We want to thank the local companies and individuals who are sponsoring this year’s event:

They include A. E. Prentice, Brackley Bounce, Andrew Harper, Horwell Auto Services, Modex Exhibitions Ltd and Pimlico Farm. In addition, Jean Coles and Puddleducks Day Nursery who are sponsoring the childrens’ rides.


We are looking for volunteers so if you would like to get involved, please get in contact with Claire on 01869 810987 or Martin on 01869 810721.


CFBF opens 14.00

Festival food menu @B'bird
14.00 - 19.00

Games from 14.00

Live Music 17.00

Auction 18.30

Live Music 19.30

21.30 Ends