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Sunfest Beer Festival 2017

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Our famous annual beer festival featuring over 100 Real Ales & Ciders

Sunfest is now a well established and much anticipated annual event which draws in lovers of real ale & cider from across the country. Over 100 real ales and ciders can be found in our outdoor beer tent, with Abbeydale Brewery regulars available on the bar. The weekend also features a selection of live music and entertainment and the ever popular Saturday Hog Roast from Whirlow Hall Farm. On Sunday we host a dog show to support local charity RAIN Rescue.

Each year the event raises money from the sale of a special Abbeydale beer for a selected local charity, this year we will be donating 10p per pint to Cavendish Cancer Care.

Opening times 12pm-11pm Thursday & Sunday and 12pm-11:30pm Friday & Saturday. Both the pub bar and festival will shut simultaneously. 

Children welcome until 9:30pm when seated with and accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Under 18's are not permitted in the beer tent.

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday 8pm: Beat Merchants

Friday 8pm: Tombstone Buzzard

Saturday 2pm: Channel

Saturday 4pm: Loxley Silver Band

Saturday 5pm: Boomshanka Tribal Dancers

Saturday 8pm: The Basement

Sunday 1:30pm: Rain Rescue Fun Dog Show (Registration from midday)

Sunday 4:30pm: M&J Blues

Sunday 7pm: Big City Blues

Food at the Festival

The Rising Sun kmitchen will be open as normal until 4pm Thursday. The kitchen will be closed all day Saturday & Sunday.

BBQ - Thursday evening & all day Friday until 10pm - veggie options also available

Proove Pizza - Thursday to Saturday 12pm-10pm & Sunday 12pm-8pm

Cakes - Thursday to Saturday from 12pm until they're gone - To support Cavendish Cancer Care

Hog Roast & BBQ - Saturday 12pm until gone - all proceeds to Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

Roast dinner & Sarnies - Sunday 12pm until 8pm - Roasts inside, roast sarnies outside


And now for the best part......

The Beers

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Triple C 4.0%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Birdhouse 4.2%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Cosmology 5.0%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, *Dock of the Bay* 8.2%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, *Elderflower Deception* 4.1%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, *Fields of Wheat* 5.7%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, *Gonna Guava Good Time* 5.3%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, *Mango Heathen* 4.1%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield *Peanut Butter Janie Time* 7.0%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, *Princess RaRa* 8.1%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Salvation 3 4.7%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Summer fruit cup 3.2%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Voyager 3 5.6%

Acorn Brewery, Barnsley, Fiesta 4.5%

Arbor Ales, Bristol, Gingerly Pale 4.5%

Ashover Brewery, Ashover, Haylo 3.0%

Bad Seed Brewery, Malton/Northern Alchemy, Newcastle, Chucklehead 5.0%

Beer Ink, Huddersfield, Styrian Wolf 3.8%

Beer Nouveau, Manchester, Government Ale 3.7%

Blue Bee Brewery, Sheffield, The Final Geek 4.5%

Brass Castle Brewery, Malton, Misfit 4.3%

Brew York, York, X-Panda 4.5%

Brightside Brewing Co, Manchester, Kashmir IPA (GF) 5.0%

Bullfinch Brewery, London, Rascal 4.4%

Burning Soul Brewery, Birmingham, OCT IPA 6.7%

Campervan, Leith, Edinburgh, Leith Juice 4.7%

Cromarty Brewing Co, Cromarty, Happy Chappie 4.1%

Cromarty Brewing Co, Cromarty, Hit the Lip 3.8%

Dancing Duck Brewery, Derby, Donald *Uck 4.2%

Elusive Brewing, Finchamstead, Berkshire/Torrside Brewing, New Mills, Creature of Habit 4.6%

Emmanuales, Sheffield, Beer Thou My Vision 3.8%

Fallen, Kippen, Stirlingshire, New World Odyssey 4.1%

Fernandes Brewery, Wakefield, Double Chinned 5.5%

Fintry Brewing Co, Stirlingshire, Clachertyfarlie 3.9%

First Chop, SalfordHop (GF) 4.1%

Five Towns Brewery, Wakefield/North Riding Brewery, Scarborough, Seasoned Old Pro's 8.3%

Fixed Wheel Brewery, Birmingham, Blackheath Stout 5.0%

Great Heck Brewing Co, Great Heck, Black Jesus 6.5%

Half Moon Brewery, York, Midsummer 3.6%

Harbour Brewing, Cornwall/Zipline Brewing, Lincoln, Nebraska, Relax 4.5%

Harthill Village Brewery, Chesterfield, Dark Hart (GF) 4.8%

Hopjacker Brewery, Dronfield, Papaya Don't Preach 4.0%

Horbury Ales, Ossett, JFB 4.9%

Hybrid, Grangemouth, StirlingshireApex 4.1%

Ilkley Brewery, Ilkley, Crossroads 5.4%

Lawman, Cumbernauld, North LanarkshireMr Beast 5.0%

Lost Industry Brewing, Sheffield, Chocolate milk stout 5.0%

Mallinsons Brewing Co, Huddersfield, Daniella 4.5%

North Riding Brewery, Scarborough, Huell Melon 4.0%

North Riding Brewery, Scarborough, Mosaic 4.3%

Ossett Brewery, Ossett, Simcoe Solstice 4.8%

Rat Brewery, Huddersfield, Rat to the Future 3.8%

Raw Brewing Co, Chesterfield, Raw DOG 6.1%

Red Willow Brewery, Macclesfield, Faithless 71 4.1%

Revolutions Brewing Co, Castleford, Back II Life 3.6%

Riverhead Brewery, Huddersfield, Redbrook Premium 5.5%

Saltaire Brewery, Shipley, Raspberry Blonde 4.0%

Siren Craft Brew, Finchamstead, BerkshireYu Lu 3.6%

Sonnet 43 Brewhouse, Co. Durham, Aurora 4.4%

Tempest Brew Co, Galashiels, Little White Cloud 3.7%

Titanic Brewery, Stoke-on-Trent, Captain Smith's 5.2%

Torrside Brewing, New Mills, Snap Decisions 5.2%

Torrside Brewing, New Mills, Kuwa-Niwa 4.5%

Totally Brewed, Nottingham, Blueberry Muffin Mild 5.6%

Track Brewing Co, Manchester, Sonoma 3.8%

Turning Point Brew Co, York, Lucid Dream 5.0%

Welbeck Abbey Brewery, Worksop, Paul's "Get On Parade!" 3.9%

Whippet Brewing Co, Leeds, English Whippet 4.2%

Wild Weather Ales, Reading, Sub Lime 3.8%

Wilde Child Brewing Co, Leeds, Hedonistic Existence 6.3%

Wilde Child Brewing Co, Leeds, Opaque Reality 5.9%

XT Brewing/ Animal Brewing Co, Long Crendon.Fantail 4.8%


And as well as the above cask selection, we've increased our keg offering to 30!

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield*Black Hole Sun(dae)*5.6%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield*Chuckle Vision*4.1%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield*Double Brimstone - BA*8.1%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield/Instituto de la Cerveza Artesana, Barcelona, Spain, Encantada 7.1%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Heathen 4.1%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Orange You Glad It's Summer?*8.5%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Passionfruit lager*5.4%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Reaper 2 5.5%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield*"Strong and Stable"*8.4%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield/Beer Ink, Huddersfield, Tropic Like It's Hot 6.0%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Unbeliever 2 3.9%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Voyager 2 5.9%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield, Voyager 3 [Reserve]5.6%

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield*"Weak and Wobbly"*3.8%

Boundary Brewing, Belfast, Forever Ago 6.0%

Cross Borders Brewing Co, Dalkeith, Scotland, Braw 5.2%

Fallen Brewing Co, Stirling, Scotland, Chew Chew 6.0%

Fierce Beer, Aberdeen, Scotland, Tropical Tart 4.5%

Founders Brewing Co, Michigan, US, Nitro Oatmeal Stout 4.0%

Bifficio Hibu, Milan, Italy, Avanti March 6.5%

Hopjacker Brewery, Dronfield, Papaya Don't Preach 4.0%

Hopjacker Brewery, Dronfield, Styrian Wolf 4.8%

Lost Industry Brewing, Sheffield/Steel City Brewing, Sheffield/Beer Ink, Huddersfield, Do You Even Iron Bro 4.9%

Mallinsons Brewing Co, Huddersfield, Nelson Sauvin 3.8%

Odyssey Brew Co, Herefordshire, Little India 4.5%

Oedipus Brewing, Amsterdam, Slomo 4.0%

RedWillow Brewery, Macclesfield, Godless 5.6%

Revolutions Brewing Co, Castleford, Dominion 5.0%

Time & Tide Brewing, Eastry, Kent, Domino 8.6%

Tiny Rebel Brewing Co, Newport, Gin & Juice 4.5%

Totally Brewed, Nottingham, Sorachi Mango 6.0%

Verdant Brewing Co, Falmouth, Headband 5.5%

Wild Beer Co, Somerset, Rooting Around (Spring) 3.0%


Sunfest Beer Festival 2017

06/07/2017 to 09/07/2017
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Last Updated: 07/07/2017
Author: The Rising Sun

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