Check out the huge beer festival and 5 other unmissable events heading to St Helens

St Helens, the home of Rugby in the north west, the end of the 10a bus route from Liverpool and the birthplace of comedian Johnny Vegas, and now the host of a number of brilliant events taking place this year.

Organisers have raised a glass to toast the announcement of the town’s very first summer beer festival, booked in to take place later this month in venue with a difference. St Helens Summer Beer Festival takes over Mill Street Barracks on Friday 28th July (6pm – 11pm) and Saturday 29 July (2pm – 11pm), with the Mill Street venue considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country.

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There will be ales, ciders, food, and live entertainment – and for the first time a selection of gins and bottles of prosecco – not forgetting other spirits! Event organiser, Gary Wright – head brewer of Rainford’s George Wright
Brewery and co-owner of the hugely successful real ale pub, The Talbot in St Helens town centre – said:

“The St Helens Beer Festival will see 30 real ales featuring a stunning selection of local, regional and national award winning breweries. We will have a great range of real ale favourites plus some surprise beers and rare selections we have been able to bring especially for the festival. Breweries will include: Vocation Brewery; Sara Hughes Brewery; Abbeydale Brewery and Mordue Brewery to name just a few! “

Last November’s sell-out event was excellent and raised a lot of money for the Steve Prescott Foundation – so it is very exciting to be leading the first St Helens Summer Beer Festival this year and it promises to be our
biggest festival yet.”

The Steve Prescott Foundation is looking for beer barrel sponsorship at £150 a barrel which includes 4 free entry tickets (to both the St Helens Summer Beer Festival and St Helens Beer Festival on Friday 24 November & Saturday 25 November in St Helens Town Hall), advertising in the two event programmes and a glass of George Wright’s “Man Of Steel” which was specially commissioned in recognition of the amazing charity work of Steve Prescott to each of the entrants.

Tickets for the St Helens Beer Festival are £4 (includes entrance, glass and programme) and are available online via or from The Talbot, Duke Street, St Helens.

If you’re heading up to St Helens why not check out these other great events taking place across the year….

1 – Brookfest 2017, Blackbrook Rugby Club

The 3rd Annual Brookfest music festival @ Blackbrook Rugby Club, St.Helens, on Saturday 5th August 2017, expect bands throughout the day, large outdoor bar, food, festival traders at this annual family friendly event. More here.

2 – Reminisce Festival, Sherdley Park

Reminisce Festival returns to Sherdley Park on 9th September for one day only. With a phenomenal line up including Technotronic, Judge Jules, Brandon Block, Jeremy Healy and so many more, this is a clubber dream. Tickets and info here.

3 – Snow White & The Seven Drawfs, St Helens Theatre Royal

St Helens Theatre Royal has announced an all star cast for it’s Christmas Panto, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. Comedian Johnny Vegas will join the stunning Lucy Jo Hudson in this family classic from December 2nd. More info here.

4 – Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival, St Helens Town Hall

Enjoy an evening sampling some of the best Gin’s served with a variety of Fever Tree Tonics and Garnish in your very own Gin Glass at the Fabulous St Helens Town Hall, St Helens with Live Entertainment on 18-19th August. Tickets here.

5 – The Best of Jimmy Carr, St Helens Theatre Royal

St Helens Theatre Royal also plays host to TV Comic Jimmy Carr as he brings his The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour to the north west to play one day on 9th September. Get your tickets here.

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