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Ickleton Lion Beer Festival and Grand Opening

23 July25 July

Mike & Claire are hosting their 1st beer festival at The Lion and having a grand opening weekend.
There will be a selection of 30 Real Ales and Ciders available over the weekend with live music in the Garden and food served all day.
Charity auction and raffle in aid of Ickleton Cricket Club & Ickleton Church.
Woodfordes Brewery (Norwich)
Headcracker 7%
Aptly named, Woodforde’s Headcracker is a pale, smooth yet deceptively strong barley wine. It’s sweetness in the palate is perfectly balanced by a distinct hoppiness and bitterness. With 7% abv, the aftertaste of Headcracker is truly warming!Woodforde’s Headcracker has many awards to its credit winning CAMRA’s ‘Champion Barley Wine’ award in 1993/94 and 1994/95.
Flagon Dry 3.6%
A highly aromatic and easy drinking ale, brewed using Norfolk grown and malted Maris Otter supplemented with finest Norfolk honey. A combination of Styrian Golding and Nelson Sauvin hops provide a memorable drinking experience.
Norfolk Nog 4.6%
Winner of the 2009 World Beer Awards, “World’s best Old Ale”, Norfolk Nog is full of roast malt character which dominates the nose and palate and contributes to the long dry finish. Hits of fruit, rich caramel, and malt add satisfying complexity to this beautiful dark ale.
Wolf Brewery (Attleborough)
Battle of Britain 3.9
A traditional British copper-coloured ale with British grown malt & hops which makes this a glorious well-made brew.
Wolf in Sheep’s clothing 3.7
This traditional Norfolk mild has a malty aroma with fruity undertones. Lightly hopped with Fuggles and Goldings, this beer has a long clean finish.
Food suggestions: Roast pork or pork scratchings
Lupus Lupus 4.2
Unique flavoured blonde ale using fruity hops.
Leader of the pack!
Food suggestions: anything fried (squid)
Granny Wouldn’t Like It 4.8
Dark red, rich and fruity. This mighty beer has many awards to its name. The swirling mix of flavours produces a complex but satisfying experience.
Food suggestions: Burgers and spicy cuisine
Timothy Taylor (Keighly)
Landlord 4.3
The drinkers’ favourite, and the classic pale ale, with a complex citrus and hoppy aroma. Landlord was launched in 1952 and has won more award nationally than any other beer including Camra Draught Supreme Champion Beer of Britain four times.
Taylor’s Taste is achieved by using the finest natural ingredients – our unique Knowle Spring water, the highest grade Golden Promise malted barley, whole leaf hops and our own Taylor’s Taste yeast.
All for that taste of Taylor’.
St Austel (Cornwall)
Tribute 4.3
Easy-drinking with zesty, citrus notes, Tribute pale ale is St Austell Brewery’s most celebrated beer. Brewed using, Cornish Gold and Maris Otter malts, with a blend of aromatic hops – this golden beer is moreishly drinkable. Tribute’s flavour notes of grapefruit and orange make it the perfect beer for pairing with chicken and fish dishes.
Wylde Skye (Linton)
American Pale Ale 4.5
A craft classic, with smooth malty background to balance the berry, citrus and floral hop aromas. A slightly dry finish makes this a very easy-drinking pale.
Cambridge Hazy Pale 4.6
This hazy hoppy New England IPA bursts with juice citrus and lush tropical fruit notes. Super refreshing with a smooth body and soft mouthfeel.
Brewed as part of a series of collaboration beers with Cambridge Wine Merchants.
Buntingford Brewery (Royston)
Hurricane 4
A fine copper bitter with a malty toffee character and a pleasant refreshing fruity bitterness.
Named after the battle of Britain veteran Hurricane Hawker P3717 which used to fly close to the oll brewhouse.
Polar Star 4.4
Heavily hopped pale blonde ale with a truly refreshing citrus-hop kick. Pink grapefruit hoppy flavours abound.
Twitchell 3.8
An easy drinking golden fruity bitter with floral aromas and superb balance.
The name is inspired by local slang for narrow alley way
Oatmeal Stout 4.4
A rich satisfying stout, brewed with oats that invite you for quaf after quaf.
Greeted with a treacle edge and a smooth bitterness with silky tides of flavour and a sweet finish.
Greene King (Bury St Edmunds)
Yardbird 4
Masses of hops are used in this fruity pale ale. Simcoe in the copper for robust bitterness and underlying resin hop. Citra and Centennial are added for Citrus and tropical fruit flavour and Simcoe is added twice more to give more citrus, pine resin and passion fruit. Even more Citra is added in the fermenter to increase the citrus and fruity fragrance. A good body and sweetness comes from the mix of three malts and this is balanced by a bold dry bitter linger.
Old Speckled Hen 4.5
…Owes its name not to a bird, but to a car: a paint-spattered featherweight fabric saloon, the MG factory runaround, fondly referred to as the ‘Owld Speckl’d Un’ thanks to its mottled appearance. Our famous beer, with its distinctive and delicious toffee-malt character, was first brewed in 1979 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic MG factory.
Birra Colada 4
Brewed to celebrate Tiny Rebels 9th birthday and they are bringing all the drinks to this party! This Pineapple and Coconut DIPA is Tiny Rebels take on the Pina Colada full to the brim with rich coconut and candied pineapple flavours, tastes best when drunk in the rain.
I.P.A. 3.6
Crisp & Refreshing
Our brewing heritage dates back to 1799, when Greene & King joined together over their love of great beer. Using a selection of English hops including pilgrim and first gold, our IPA is true to its original recipe – delivering a deliciously easy-drinking and moreish pint. Enjoy!
First brewed on 8th May 1928, our Classic IPA delivers the same refreshing hoppy taste today as our founders Greene & King created all those years ago.
Our Signature India Pale Ale
Edward Greene
Frederick King
Your on Mute 4.2
Celebrate the little mishaps with this tropically juicy, rounded and fruity number, and next time, just remember to un-mute, eh? Flavour Profile: Mango, Stone Fruit, Pine, Citrus
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th July 2021
Friday 23rd July
Open all day
Beers available from early afternoon in our tent.
Food served all day.
Saturday 24th July
Beers & Ciders available in our tent.
Open all day for food from our beer festival menu (try the wings!!!)
British & Irish Lions v Springboks on our 70 inch T.V in the beer tent.
7pm (fish)
The Hangovers live band
The Hangovers are an experienced local group formed from long standing local band Van Goughs Ear.
They play an entertaining mix of Pub-rock and pop classics from all eras to get an audience on their feet.
Sunday 25th July
As we softly opened on Claires birthday we thought we would OFFICIALLY open on Mikes birthday!
Our official opening day to celebrate Mike & Claire taking on the pub for the long term.
5% of all gross takings will be donated between
Ickleton Cricket Club & Ickleton Church
Beer Festival Menu
Saturday 11-11
Sunday 11-12
Chicken wings: £8.5
(All served with fries and salad)
Burgers: £14
Venison Burger, Stokes Red Onion Marmalade
Beef Burger, Stokes Chilli Jam
Chicken Burger Stokes Garlic Mayonnaise
(All burgers served with salad and fries)
Paella: £10
Large Loaded Fries: £9
Chilli Cheese Fries
Chicken & Jalapeño cheese Fries
Cheesy Fries


23 July
25 July
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