Beer and beats at the April BrewBarn festival

So Saturday the sun was a-shining, the beer was a-flowing and the music was a-playing. The conditions were pretty good for the Spitting Feathers BrewBarn day at the brewery, and they certainly rose to the occasion. And how!



What’s a “BrewBarn” then, I hear you ask. Well, here’s how it works: the day starts at 2.00pm sharp and finishes around 6.00pm. You pay £25 per head and this is inclusive of everything, so there’s no need to bring any money except for your taxi fare home (trust me, you’ll need it) or if you want to buy any bottles to take home with you. So, basically it’s unlimited beer, grub and fun.



And before you ask, yes, there is an actual barn. And it’s adorable. It’s rustic and funky and it’s got seating, not that you’d want that on a day like Saturday. The weather was very much favouring sitting outside on a bale of hay and getting to know your fellow beer lovers. Which is totally what we did. We enjoyed a massive variety of different ales (and different ABV’s) and made a few new friends. And if that wasn’t enough to make your afternoon session awesome… well. There’s always the hog roast (yes, you do get crackling, and it is amazing).



There’s also a brewery tour – usually around 3pm – where the brewers take you around where the magic happens and show you the equipment and the materials, as well as very in-depth explanation on, well, how the magic actually happens. Getting to know your brew while you have it is always pretty cool so we’d recommend you get yourself into one of these if you’re in their neck of the woods, even if you know how the beer gets from brew to pint.



The music this time was provided by the fabulous ME And Deboe, who we always try and make an effort to go and see if they’re gigging nearby. If you haven’t heard of them, firstly: why on Earth not?! and secondly: you totally should. They’re fun and quirky and they play the toppest of tunes in their own, unmistakable manner. Throw in some top tipples, brilliant pork sarnies and sunshine and you’ve got a winning package.



You fancy getting yourself to one of these BrewBarns, you can check the dates HERE. The next one is on 20th May and you can get your tickets for this bad boy HERE.

  • Looks like you really had a great time enjoying there, hun? 😀 Have a great day ahead

    • Had a lovely time sweety!

  • Sounds like you a lot of fun! I’m not a big beer drinker, honestly the most I can handle is an apple cider! Also, being a vegetarian, unfortunately the pork would not my meal of choice… BUT! You totally sold it to me anyway! I googled them up and they serve soft drinks and can cater to vegetarians so this might be a good one! Also, I’ve never heared of Me and Deboe – pulled up their music on youtube and it’s fantastic, will have to listen some more. Thanks a lot for sharing, I might give it a go!

    Mal xx

    • Haha, well, when you’re in my neck of the woods you MUST give me a shout. I’ll take you for a cider or ten 🙂 xxx

  • The barn concept is really nice..This is an interesting discovery….definitely a great way to socialize/network

  • Wonderful place this barn! I am sure you had a fantastic time!

  • Oh, what a cool festival! Sounds like you had a great time there 🙂 Those hay seats are amazing, oh my goodness.

  • That barn is super cute! I’m sure you had such a good time there with other beer lovers. 🙂 If there would be same concept available with good wine or champagne I would be so in!

    • Oh can you imagine an all-you-can-drink champagne session? Delish! 😀

  • This sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂 would like to visit a festival like that one. 🙂

  • Looks fun!! We have a beer festival near us at the weekend which I’m super excited for!! X

    • I hope you have as great a time as I did 🙂 xx

  • This sounds like a really fun way to spend a day, also you picked the right day to go there with the weather you had. I would love to go somewhere like that but drink vodka or something since I’m not a beer fan as it looks such a cool place. If you are ever heading up my way we have a Brewdog tour if you love their beer?