Welcome to the Hinckley & Bosworth CAMRA website
Formed in 2005, we were initially a sub-branch of the Leicester Branch of CAMRA, and susbsequently went on to achieve full Branch status in September 2008.
Using either the blue links in the text or the vertical grey menu bar on the left side of each page to navigate our website. From here, you can locate information regarding our upcoming beer festivals (Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival 2019) and reports of previous years events (Hinckley Beer Festival 2017) and (Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival Report 2017). You can also find details of other beer festivals within reasonable travelling distance from the branch at (Local Beer Festivals). Find out details in our (Branch Diary) of meetings and social events, including regular mystery mini-bus trips, Black Country pub tours and visits to other beer festivals. There are also details of all the pubs and clubs in the area (Local Pub/Club Guide) and of (LocAle Pubs and Discounts). 2017 marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of William Bass, one of Hinckley's great brewers. In addition to William Bass, William Butler of Mitchells and Butler, was also born in Hinckley, whilst the equally famous William Worthington was born in nearby Orton-on-the-Hill, There were a series of events in the branch throughout the year, celebrating (The Three Brewers) and the unique association between Hinckley and some of the most famous brewers in the world. The (Branch Area Beer History) details the pub and club awards, information on historic pub interiors and lost pubs in Hinckley and Bosworth, and keep up to date with the (Latest Branch News). Please also find time to follow the (Hinckley Ale Trail) as there are great number of really good pubs in the town which are well worth a visit and will provide a rewarding experience.
Local Beer Festivals
Traditionally the branch runs two festivals each year. The first at the end of July is the Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival operated as a CAMRA event in conjunction with the Battlefield Line Railway. The second is the Hinckley Beer Festival which is normally held in September at the Atkins Building in the centre of Hinckley.
The Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival for 2019 will be held on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. Details will be made available later.
This year's Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival Organiser is Jackie Wallis Festival Organiser - Market Bosworth Rail Ale
Unfortunately for 2019, as with last year there will be no Hinckley & Bosworth CAMRA Beer Festival.
However, in the absence of a CAMRA Hinckley & Bosworth Beer Festival this year, a number of town pubs may collaborate to organise a HEART of HINCKLEY BEER FESTIVAL
Although not a CAMRA event, members are welcome to join the annual Church End Brewery walk which has been scheduled for the evening of Friday, June 21 this year. For those who have not been before, the start is at the George and Dragon in Stoke Golding around 6.00 for a 6.15(ish) departure and aiming to arrive at the Brewery around 9.30pm where there will be an extensive picnic waiting. For those in need of refreshment, there are a couple of hostelries en route.
The route is a little short of 9 miles but is easy walking. Cost of the picnic usually works out around £3.50.
There are normally around 30 walkers, with the odd ‘freeloader’ joining for the picnic and beer at the Brewery. It is always a good evening!
If any member would like to come along, please could you contact Nick Robinson on 01455 213017, 07925 547713, or email at moc.hsifasadam@nosniborkcin. Nick will need to know numbers and if transport back to Stoke is required, when the cost of any taxis will be shared between the passengers.
A Halloween themed CAMRA Quiz Night will be held at The Greyhound on Tuesday 29th October 2019. Details to follow.
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