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April 30, 2019

Can I come to Wetherby’s annual Beer Festival ?

(Photo - left to right - Lion Ken Campbell, Jo Sutton, store owner, and Maisy showing  great interest in the Festival and Maisy’s owner, Lyndsey Graham.

Yes, all are welcome at Wetherby Lions Beer Festival taking place on 24th & 25th May 2019 in the St James' Church Centre, Wetherby.  Don't miss out - get your tickets here  now.

The redesign of literature for this year’s Wetherby Beer Festival has set tongues wagging throughout the town.  One relative newcomer however must take the biscuit.

When Festival organiser Ken Campbell popped into pet store, Discount Feeds, located on the York Road Estate in Wetherby, to discuss the event with the store’s owners, Maisy gave it her immediate approval.


April 27, 2019

Then look no further than Wetherby’s annual Beer Festival

(Photo - Nigel Keenlyside, one of the beer festival organisers from Wetherby Lions, with Pennine Brewery brewery staff; he cycled to  them in Bedale to place an order)

The Wetherby Lions-backed event, which comes to town on May 24-25, in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, promises to be a real blockbuster, with great ales to sample, plenty of food to graze and a variety of music to suit all tastes.

With a pervading cycling theme at the Festival, the ales have all been hand-picked from the various breweries along the route of Stage Two of the 'Tour de Yorkshire'. 

So you’ll be able to sample such delights as Barnsley-based Acorn Brewery’s yellow jersey-coloured On Ya Bike; Ainsty of York’s Dark Mild; Bing...

April 25, 2019

Jazziest Cycling Jerseys in Wetherby



(Beer Festival promotional leaflet - print to give £1.00 discount on entrance fee)

WETHERBY’S own 'Jersey Boys' (and girls) are aiming to be chart toppers when May’s Wetherby Beer Festival comes to town. 

The Wetherby Lions-backed event is appropriately adopting a cycling theme, with the summer ahead set to feature the Tour de Yorkshire among several other bike extravaganzas - now there’s a competition to find the jazziest cycling jerseys in Wetherby.

The thirsty brigade in attendance at Wetherby's Beer Festival on May 24th and 25th are urged to go along to the event at St James’ Church Rooms, Church Street, in their best cycling tops, with great prizes on offer.  Thanks to Dean Buckle at 'Wetherby Bike Shack’, the...

April 25, 2019

Providing the drinks solution

 (Photo left to right - Ken Campbell with some of the ICC team outside their premises on Sandbeck Lane)

One of Wetherby’s leading private companies, ICC an IT enterprise solution provider, has shown for the second successive year its support for the forthcoming Wetherby Lions Beer Festival in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

“We were very satisfied with the response we got to our sponsorship last year, and are  pleased again to support what we recognise as one of the town’s major community events, with the money raised by the Lions all going to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, ,” said Becky Coates, Marketing Manager of IT specialists, ICC.

ICC, located in modern premises on Sandbeck Lane, Wetherby, is a global and independent IT solu...

April 25, 2019

Counting the 'beans & beer'

 (Photo left to right - Victoria Moulds with Wetherby Lions’ Ken Campbell)

Wetherby Lions are pleased to count once again one of the town’s leading firms of accountants as a major sponsor of the forthcoming 9th Wetherby Lions Beer Festival in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Moulds & Co, located on the York Road Estate, was an enthusiastic supporter of last year’s event, and was quick to sign up for the 2019 Festival.

Run by Stephen Moulds and his daughter, Victoria, Moulds & Co provides accounting, tax and business advice to limited companies, sole traders, partnerships and individuals in the Wetherby, Leeds and Harrogate areas.

“We have grown by providing a pro-active and friendly service to our clients and helping them to grow, “...

April 21, 2019


 (Photo - the Horsebox kitchen and servery)

See who's 'horsing around' and 'boxing clever' at the Wetherby Lions Beer Festival taking place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May 2019 at the St James Church Centre Wetherby.  Yes it is 'The Pizza Box Company' who will be offering delicious pizzas - probably in a box !

Have a look at this 'bad boy' below - a bubbling margherita.

 (Photo - typical pizza  from the horsebox)

Read more about Pizza Box Co here and don't miss out on the food and the event, you can purchase you entry tickets now from here  Cheers!

If you would like to help your community in staging similar events we would love to hear from you so please contact us by telephoning 0845 833 9529, completing the contact form on our web...

April 13, 2019

Charity Pedal from Barnsley to Bedale via Wetherby - History, Culture and Beer

 (Photo left to right - Brewer Ian Darvill and Lion Nigel )

What do three craft breweries, an award winning museum, a popular wildlife park, one of the country’s bloodiest battle sites and the capital of Romanised Brigantes have in common?  They are all on the “Barnsley to Bedale via Wetherby” journey undertaken on his bike by Wetherby Lion Nigel Keenlyside to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  “It proves that not only do I have the stamina to complete a cycling route through the spine of Yorkshire, but how important our county is historically and culturally,” says Nigel. 

And the beer? “Very significant,” explains Nigel.“  On May 24th and 25th Wetherby Lions st...

April 9, 2019

A big 'thank you' to Susan

Wetherby Lion members were very grateful recently to receive another new wheelchair kindly donated by Mrs Susan Rawson of Tadcaster. To Susan we give a big “thank you!” Amongst the many things Lion members do for the local community is loan out (free of charge) wheelchairs for those in need. So this is a welcome addition.

If you know of any individuals or groups requiring help or advice please contact our President John on 0845 833 9529 or visit our website  Lions are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things for our local community.

If you would like to get involved with Wetherby Lions then email the Secretary at or complete our form - click here  and have some fun whilst su...

April 8, 2019

Charity Pedal from Barnsley to Bedale via Wetherby

(Photo left to right - Lion Nigel, fundraiser cyclist, and Dean Buckle, owner of 'Wetherby Bike Shack')

Visitors to next month’s Wetherby Beer Festival, organised by the Lions, can put their shirts on winning a valuable prize.

The Festival is adopting a cycling theme in which the wearers of the best cycling top in both the senior and junior categories will walk away with a bonus.  Thanks to the generosity of the Wetherby Bike Shack’s Dean Buckle, the individuals judged to be the most strikingly attired in their Lycra will be presented with vouchers for £150 and £100 to be exchanged in-store at the well-known Horsefair outlet. 

In a curtain-raiser to the event, free-wheeling Lion Nigel Keenlyside is this week und...

April 8, 2019

Wetherby Lions have moved into the 21st Century

Club members have moved into the 21st Century with the purchase of a credit/debit card reader.  Paying by contactless/pin card has never been easier !

Now you can pay your ‘Wetherby Beer Festival’ entrance fee (24th & 25th May - read more about it here ) and purchase those ‘Duck Race’ tickets (14th July – read about it here )

Be sure you don’t miss out on the ‘Wetherby Beer Festival’ by purchasing your entrance tickets online here

We will have to stop those pigeons flying now !

If you would like to help your community in staging similar events we would love to hear from you so please contact us by telephoning 0345 833 9529, completing the...

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