Burghfest 2017

Real ale, live music and great fun, brought to you by the Santas of Burghfield.

Over 3,000 people came along and consumed:

and enjoyed Live Music from some awesome local bands.

Most importantly £20,000 was raised for Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Burghfest 2018 will be held on 21-22 September 2018. Save the date!


Festival Awards

Beer of Festival – New Wharf Voyage

Brand new beer from our newest local brewery

Best Pale Ale or IPA – Loddon Forbury Lion

An IPA as an IPA should be

Best Bitter – Little London Pryde

A best bitter full of spicy hop notes

Best Mild or Stout – West Berkshire Maggs Magnificent Mild

CAMRA Beer of Britain 2017 Silver Medal

Best Cider or Perry – Tutts Clump Traditional Farmhouse

A crisp refreshing Eastern Counties style Cider

Congratulations to all the award winners.


Our Sponsors

A big thank you our major sponsors

and all our Cask Sponsors.

Latest News

OK – so the numbers are in – brace for a long post!

In our two day field full of fun, approximately 3,000 people of all ages came along and consumed a huge amount for a great cause – here are some numbers for you
You drank:
- 68 casks of beer, plus some mini kegs ( 4,830 pints)
- 51 boxes of cider (1,785 pints)
- 228 Bottles of wine
- 251 bottles of Prosecco
Plus an amazing 670 cans of fosters that were drunk between the 2 token Australians that were present

The event included 11 fabulous bands
And was run by 117 volunteers!

We raised an astonishing……..
£20,500 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance


We couldn’t have done this without the support of the houses in the area for putting up with the disruption, nor without the army of local people who gave up their time to make it happen. If you see a name you recognize, please tag them and say THANK YOU!

To our Bar staff – unflappable under the onslaught of thirsty villagers: Ali Murray, Bec Slater, Craig Smith, Darren Stock, David McKenna, Ernest Pickett, Gareth James , Garry Strange, Gillie Gray, Graham Jones, Helen Wood, Hellen Baird, Kenneth Crosher, Kylie Duncan, Lenice Prosser, Libby Sharp, Lisa Strange, Liz Penston, Lorraine Rumble, Luci Maybury, Matk Penston, Michelle Nolan, Milly Minett, Monica Gonzalez-Jones, nick pywell, Paul Baird, Richard Payne, Robin Smith, Steve Weller, Kat Ansell, Sophie Minnet, Jane Ansell, Arlette Prior, Leanne Smith, Will Egan, Matt Wallace, Tom Hawkings,

To those who let you in, and then kept you safe – our ticketing, Marshals and raffle sellers: Jordan Curtis,Ali Murray, Alison Smith, Ben Ash, Ben Twomey, Carol Jackson-Doerge, Claire Williams, Clare Dando, Clay Nobes, David Friend, David Gregory, Duncan Godding, ellen goodall, Emily Stephenson, Emma Sibley, Ernest Pickett, Fiona Jones , Gavin Petrie, Gillie Gray, Helen Townsend, Ian Morrin, Jerry Muscroft, Julie green, Juliet Weller, Katie Whelpdale, Keith Morris, Kenneth Crosher, Kev Strong, Libby Sharp, Linda Samuel, Matk Penston, Michelle Kelsey, Michelle Bolton, Penny Kent, Pippa Bolton, Rob, Royce Longton, Ruth Dunkin, Sara Hill, sarah Jackson, Sharon Walker, Sylvester de Koster, Tom Morris, Tony Strapp, Tracey, Tracey Nobes, Will Slater, Kate Martin

The members of Mortimer Music Live who helped put on such a spectacular show, giving up so much of their time: Dave Kilshaw, Charles Kilshaw, Ryan Saunders, Craig Woolridge, Angus Macklin, Nick Moxley & Louis Martin

Special thanks to those who helped setup and then take down, including tidying the park: Ali Murray, Amanda Fox, Ben Ash, Ben Twomey, Catherine Mulhall, Chris Paul, Clair Cheney, David McKenna, Garry Strange, Gavin Petrie, Helen Townsend, Ian Morrin, James May, julia Meadows, Julie green, Katie Whelpdale, Kay Bosley , Kenneth Crosher, Kev Strong, Kim Paonessa, Martin Cottingham, Paul Cox, Penny Kent, Peter kelly , Peter Maynard, Rachel Jessop, Robin Smith, Steve Weller, Toby Jessop, Zoe Martin,

And of course the Santa Team - Christian Frankum (Entertainment, Finance & Procurement) Gareth Green (Volunteers, Project Management and Risk Management) Tim Ansell (Wine & Sponsors), Dave Godwin (Power and Infrastructure) Sam Samuel (Concessions) Jeff Kent (refuse & Marshal) and our honourary Santa - David Harper (all things beer)

We really couldn’t have done it without the Sponsors:
Parkers Properties, Wellers Fruit Shop, Trusstec, Speedy Hire, Bahgecha , BlueSky Financials, Westbuild homes, John Cotter - T4Tax, Lagoona Park, Melanie Curtis Accountants, Marshalls Pet Store, Triangle Travel, Linden Construction, Dads Shop, Digecy, Marlows Stoves, Baobab, Unique Outdoors, Spratleys of Mortimer, Kenneth Crosher, Premier Conservatories, BurghField Football Club, Forever Be 22, RedKite House, Elizabeth Kempson Accountants, Horse and Groom, Mortimer, Budgens

Last, but not least – THANK YOU! For being the amazing community you are, what a fabulous event.

That’s is for now – now into the Santa Cruise, the Bunny Hop – then the Box Kart Bash!

We love this Village!

Glyn, Christian, Gareth & Tim, your friendly Santas
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