Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival 2019

    ♦ 26-28 July 2019 (Fri-Sun)
    ♦ Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival
    ♦ At the Goods Shed, Station Road, Market Bosworth, CV13 0PF
    ♦ Friday and Saturday 11-12, (bars open until 11.30), Sunday 11-5
    ♦ 80 beers, 30 ciders and perries, fruit wines, Pimms and Prosecco bars
    ♦ Trains and traction engines
    ♦ Live music Saturday afternoon , Friday and Saturday evenings Dr Busker
    ♦ Food and soft drinks available all day
    ♦ Camping will be available
    ♦ Courtesy bus running to and from Hinckley Railway Station (timetable tba)
    ♦Ticket prices and camping costs to follow
    See: Battlefield Line for latest details

Courtesy Bus

See the link below for details of the courtesy bus timetable and of the network Rail timings into and out of Hinckley Station:-
MBRAF Shuttle Bus Timetable

CAMRA Staffing for 2019

A message from Alan Cooke the MBRAF Staffing Officer. . . . . . .

Hi Fellow Members, It is now less than 3 months to H&B CAMRA’s major event of the year, the Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival (MBRAF), run in conjunction with the Battlefield Line Preserved Railway at the Goods Shed, Station Road, Market Bosworth.

I trust you will already have the dates in your diaries.

The purpose of this message is to give you the opportunity to be involved in delivering this event, without you the event cannot happen. Many of you will, from previous experience, be aware of the many tasks required.

We start setting up as early as Friday 19th July when much of our equipment is transported to Bosworth, on the following day the Goods Shed is prepared and the stillage erected.

Monday 22nd is a vital day when all the casks of beer arrive, are put up on the stillage and the cooling installed.

Although some set up may be needed on the Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday 25th is the next big day when set up needs to be completed ready for opening at 11am on Friday.

There are lots of opportunities to help over the 3 days we are open. We require bar staff, both in the Goods Shed and on the trains, the Cider, Pimm’s and Prosecco bars need staffing. There is also a membership stand, glass hire and returns, glass washing machine to be operated to mention a few.

Working at the festival should be fun, it is not intended to be a chore, however, there are certain jobs that must be done correctly and training will be given where necessary.

In return for your efforts you will be rewarded with some free beer tokens and an allowance for food if you work above the minimum required hours. There will also be a ‘Thank You’ day out by coach later in the year, free to all helpers.

There is a free shuttle bus between Hinckley and the Goods Shed when we are open. Staff will be given priority on the last bus back. Camping/caravanning is also available on site.

You will find a Staffing Form attached, please consider helping us and fill in when you are available. If you have any particular preferences, please feel free to add them and I will do my best to accommodate you. You will receive details of the shifts you have been allocated nearer to the event.

If you have any further queries, please contact me. I will also be at the May and June branch meetings.

Thanking you in anticipation

Alan Cooke
MBRAF Staffing Officer
07767 362502

MBRAF 2019 Staff Form - Word document
2019 MBRAF Staff Form - pdf

The Sponsor a Cask Scheme

At £25 it's good value advertising for a business.

Alternatively, you may wish to sponsor one yourself or send an unusual gift or message to a family member or friend.

The form for this year's Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival is attached:-
Sponsor a Cask 2019

Jackie, Beer Festival Organiser.