Welcome to the 6th annual Ponteland Beer Festival. Following the great success of 2018 where over 3,000 people attended, Ponteland Rugby Club look forward to providing another great weekend in the village.
SAVE THE DATES!
FRIDAY 26TH TO SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2019
This year, we will have a selection of over 150 beers, lagers and ciders on sale. In addition we will again have our own gin bar offering a wide choice of different gins and mixers, as well as a wine and prosecco bar.
We'll have another great range of food available offering a fantastic choice to suit every palate and there will be great musical and rugby entertainment throughout the weekend. We look forward to welcoming you.
This year, Sunday will have even more of a family-friendly feel about it including a Fun Fair and attractions as well as musical entertainment throughout the weekend.
As we firm up plans for the 2019 event we'll add more information here so check back in the coming weeks to find news on performers, drinks & food choices and the full programme for the 3 days.
ONLINE TICKET PRICES*
Friday 26th April
Saturday 27th April
Sunday 28th April
£2.50 or FREE (when ordered with Friday or Saturday tickets)
*plus a small booking fee.
Tickets will be available for online purchase here from Friday, 1st February.
Tickets will also be available from Ponteland Leisure Centre at £13.50 for Friday and Saturday and £2.50 for Sunday (or FREE when ordered with Friday or Saturday tickets) from 1st March, subject to availability.
Further Drink tokens will be available at the event with 3 for £5, as in previous years.
Numbers are again limited for each day so we would urge that you purchase your tickets in advance to make sure you don't miss out as there will be no guarantee that tickets will be for sale on the lead up to the weekend.
Last year, tickets for Saturday sold out in advance so do not leave it too late!
Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you in April.
Again running to an extended third day, with the addition of Sunday, there will be over 100 real ales and lagers, and 50 ciders from a selection of local and national brewers to choose from.
There will also be a choice of prosecco, wines and soft drinks.
There will also be a Gin Bar offering a selection of artisan gins with Fentimans providing the soft drinks and mixers.
While there's no doubt that your thirst will be well taken care of, you'll be able to satisfy your hunger too.
This year we are extending our food offering with a range of food from several suppliers during the event which we hope will include something for everyone.
We'll add further details here soon, when catering arrangments are confirmed.
Another terrific line-up will perform over the weekend including favourites from last year, The Baghdaddies, The Heavenly Thrillbillies, Duke Street and Livewire and new for Saturday evening, Hip Hop Hurray. There'll also be rugby to watch on Saturday.
On Sunday there will be fun for all the family including a Fun Fair and attractions as well as music from Ponteland Community Band, Ponteland Rock Choir, and the The Pretty Weeds.
The beer festival will be held next to the rugby pitch at Ponteland Leisure Centre
You are not permitted to bring your own food or alcoholic beverages into the festival. All purchases of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks must be made with tokens (except bottles of water) as follows:
|Half pint of Beer/Lager/Cider:||1 Token||Measure of Wine (125ml):||2 Tokens|
|Small Bottle of Prosecco (200ml):||3 Tokens||Large Bottle of Wine (750ml):||8 Tokens|
|Large Bottle of Prosecco (7500ml):||9 Tokens||Gin with Mixer||3 Tokens|
|Small Bottle of Fentimans Soft Drink (275ml) /bottle of water:||1 Token||Bottle of Water (500ml):||£1|
For the 2019 Festival, we can now accept token purchases by credit/Debit card , as well as purchases by cash. Tokens will be available at all times for purchase at the Token Table.
Minimum purchase of 3 Tokens - £5.00
No alcoholic drinks will be served to anyone appearing to be under 18 years of age unless proof of age
can be produced. No alcoholic drinks will be served to anyone suspected of being drunk or to anyone
attempting to purchase for persons suspected of being drunk.
Please help us to keep the site clean and tidy by using the litter bins/facilities provided. Accompanied children under 18 will be allowed inside the Marquee until 6.00 pm on Saturday and all day Sunday .No children under 18 will be allowed entry after 6.00 pm.
Please do not bring dogs inside the Marquee. The Marquee is a NO SMOKING AREA.