Sponsoring Burghfest is a great way to show that you support the local RG7 community and also supports a very worth-while cause.

Sponsorship opportunities start from as little as £50 and include:

  • Sponsor of the tickets SOLD
  • Your logo on the beer glasses SOLD
  • Your logo on the wine glasses
  • Main Stage Sponsor SOLD
  • Sponsorship of the Prosecco bar SOLD
  • Sponsorship of the beer bar SOLD
  • Your logo on volunteer T-shirts (over 120 volunteers)
  • Cask or bottle sponsorship
  • Advertising in the official Burghfest Programme

Buy Cask Sponsorship and a Programme Advert and get 2 free Burghfest tickets.

For further details download our Sponsorship Guide or contact us at admin@burghfieldsantas.org.uk .

Thanks to all the local businesses who have already signed up to support us this year.

LoveBeer – Brewing Demonstration

1200 – 1800 Saturday

Want to know more about brewing beer? Here is your chance.

Our friends at LoveBeer will be brewing a beer on-site at Burghfest!

They will bring a long a 100 litre gas fired nano brewery that they use for running test brews.

They will be brewing a test batch of a deep golden pale using english pale and crystal malted barley with 4 late hops including amarillo, cascade, citra and simcoe.

Come along and see the raw ingredients and brewing process.

The brewers will be on-hand to answer all your questions.

Of course the test beer won’t be ready for sampling but a selection of their excellent beers, including the award winning Bonnie Hops, will be available from the beer tent and for sale in bottles to take home.

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Abbesse Sauvignon Blanc

Abbesse Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Gold medal, super grassy, lemon fresh Sauvignon from a high quality vintage, very low on yields. At his family’s Touraine cellar, Noël Bougrier searches out the best grapes and employs them in this tongue tingling, citrusy, aromatic white.

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Amoras Rosado

Amoras Rosado 2017

Cabernet plus Portugal’s prized Castelão and Camarate combine to make this unique and deliciously vibrant rosado. Rosé is a speciality of Portugal and it shows clearly in the ripe berry fruit and refreshing zip of this superb family estate pink.

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Paris Street Pinot Noir

Paris Street Pinot Noir 2016

A delectable and supremely elegant Pinot Noir that perfectly displays how the Paris Street label offers gorgeous drinkability. It has a lightness of touch, a hint of spice and pretty berry fruit that makes it irresistible.

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Bond – Best of British

by Bond Brews

Session Bitter
4.0% Amber 

Brewed using three blends of malted barley and wheat to provide a full bodied, rich copper coloured, nutty and biscuity session bitter. Two whole leaf hop varieties are used to provide a good bitter-sweet balance and a subtle fruity aroma, giving way to a lingering chocolate malty finish

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Little London – Blacksmiths Gold

by Little London Brewery

Pale Ale
3.5% Pale 
First time at a beer festival

A light golden hoppy pale ale named after a local rock and folk band brewed from only English grown ingredients. Mashed from Extra Pale Maris Otter and Crystal malts from Norfolk and bittered with Fuggle and Golding hops from a Worcestershire farm.

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Loddon – Russet

by Loddon Brewery

Multigrain Bitter
4.7% Amber 

Russet is a ruby-red multi-grain beer brewed with barley, wheat, oats and Crystal Rye. Hopped with Fuggles and Styrian Goldings from Slovenia, Russet is a beer packed with flavour and aroma.

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LoveBeer – Dr Roo

by LoveBeer Brewery

English Pale Ale
4.0% Pale 

This Beer is a handcrafted English Pale Ale which is very light in colour based on the malted pale ale barley used in the brew. This beer was created as a summer session ale using English bittering hops and 2 types of late flavour hops from New Zealand and USA to get a delicious zesty taste. You can drink this one all day long.

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LoveBeer – OG

by LoveBeer Brewery

Sponsored by Adam and Eve Hair

Extra Pale Ale
4.1% Pale 

This is a really light and refreshing extra pale ale made using English malted barley and a couple of late whole hops. The aroma should be light, possibly tropical fruits or cut grass and the taste will be citrus and possibly hints of tangerine or rose.

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New Wharf – Lager

by New Wharf Brewing Co.

Craft Lager
4.6% Lager 
Brand new locally brewed craft lager

This Koln Style beer is fermented like an ale but matured as a lager. Straw in colour, which is lightly hopped and leads to crisp, refreshing bitterness. Served chilled and carbonated.

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Stardust – Optic

by Stardust Brewery

Pale Ale
4.2% Pale 

An aromatic hoppy pale ale. Capturing the full potential of the fruity American hop flavours, this beer is designed to slip down easily while packing in the best of the hop properties. A smooth mouth feel with tropical fruits on the nose.

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Triplefff – Citra Sonic

by Triple fff Brewing Company

4.4% Pale 
Voted Best Beer in Hampshire 2016

An IPA of quaffable strength, copper coloured and single hopped with Citra hops. Super aromatic grapefruit and pine aroma with some sweet malt followed by the flavour of pineapple more grapefruit and tropical fruits. Big and pungent with a robust bitterness… BOOM

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Windsor and Eaton – Guardsman

by Windsor & Eaton Brewery

Best Bitter
4.2% Amber 

The first beer brewed in Windsor for more than 80 years was launched on St George’s Day 2010 – it remains a best seller to this day.
A lovely copper coloured session strength ale with a tangy taste, yet a really smooth fresh hop finish, ensuring that it is very ‘quaffable’

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Tickets Available Now

Entrance to the event is free. Over-18’s wishing to consume alcohol require a wristband.

Alcoholic drinks are purchased with £2 tokens. 1/2 pint of beer costs 1 token, a glass of wine costs 2 tokens. See Price List for full details.

Our advance ticket includes a reduced price wristband and a limited edition Burghfest drinking vessel along with the chance to buy drink tokens at a 20% saving.

    • Advance Weekend Ticket £12.00
    • Advance Friday Ticket £7.00
    • Advance Saturday Ticket  £7.00
    • Advance Drink tokens:
      • 6 tokens for £10
      • 12 tokens for £20

Tickets are for sale online now from TICKETSOURCE*

TicketSource*Booking Fees Apply
Advance tickets will also be available from local shops shortly.

Terms and Conditions

An advance ticket entitles the holder to reduced price entry, plus a limited edition drinking cup. Tickets must be exchanged for wrist bands on entry. Drinking alcohol at Burghfest requires a wristband to be worn. Wristbands only available to 18 and over. Challenge 25 will be in operation, those who look under 25 will be challenged for ID.  Management reserve the right to refuse entry.  The Burghfest Recreation Ground is a licenced Premise. The bars will close at 22:45 and allow 15 minutes drinking-up time. The event will be closed, and premises required to be clear by 23:00. Only alcohol purchased on the premises, may be consumed on the premises. no under 18s to be served, or to consume alcohol on the premises. Age check will be in progress.

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The Burghfield Santa’s are currently sampling a wide range of cider and perry from our good friends at Tutt’s Clump Cider, along with some other local producers, so we can select the very best for the festival. It’s hard work but someone’s go to do it!

Any suggestions? Let us know via email to admin@burghfieldsantas.org.uk or post your suggestion on Facebook.

The selected ciders will be published here as they are confirmed. Of course, it will include last year’s award winners.

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Mr Whiteheads – Midnight Special

by Mr Whiteheads Cider

5.0% Perry 
CAMRA National Cider and Perry Regional Winner 2017

A natural perry made with a blend of dessert and perry pears including Thorn, Blakeney Red, Conference and Concorde, this “pear cider” has a pleasant pear aroma and subtle but full-bodied taste, with a light straw colour.

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Burghfield Santa’s

Burghfield Santas is a group of local residents that create fun events in the RG7 community to raise money for local charities.

It all started with Santa Cruise 13 years ago when a group of mates went out for a few drinks after making and wrapping many presents, we wore our red suits and raised a little money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance . We did this again and again many times and somewhere along the way we realised that charity fund raising is not just for Christmas but all the year!

Our event calendar now includes the Box Kart Bash which sees 30 crazy karts racing down hill, negotiating obstacles and Burghfest which satisfies our need for good music, good company & good local beer.

We then stopped to count the money and found out that  over the years we had raised more than £150,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance as well as boosting the coffers of many other local charities.

This year our target is to raise £50,000. So please come along to our events and have fun while supporting some worthwhile local causes.

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Burghfest 2018 Beer & Cider Awards


Best Bitter or Amber  & Beer of the Festival

New Wharf – Santa Brews
Specially brewed for Burghfest. 
We drank 6 cask of this. Now we need to persuade New Wharf to brew it again!

Best Pale Ale or IPA

New Wharf – Tea with Erin
American Ale infused with Earl Grey Tea
The first beer we sold out of this year.

Best Dark Beer

Elusive – Shadow of the Beast
An unusual black IPA 
An IPA and a stout in one. Awesome!

Best Cider or Perry

Crazy Dave’s – Berkshire Rebel
At 7.3% it’s not for the faint hearted!
People kept coming back for more until they couldn’t.

Congratulations to all the award winners.

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Burghfest 2017

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Last years event was awesome. 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.

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.

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Deaf Dogs – Saturday 21:20



Neither deaf nor dogs, no one knows how they got their name. These R&B local legends take centre stage once again in one long beautiful music extravaganza. Not to be missed.

Deaf Dogs R&B band

'Crossroads' at the Cunning Man

Posted by Deaf Dogs rhythm & blues band on Saturday, 26 August 2017

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Small Strings – Saturday 18:00

ukulele band


Take 25 ukuleles, stir in 6 singers, a pound of bass, add a pinch of percussion, then simmer on low and you have The Small Strings. Their quirky repertoire is mixed together from pop, rock and soul tunes, all of which have been given a unique ukulele twist. The Small Strings have had audiences across UK and the South east singing and bopping along … not to be missed.

Reading Beer & Cider Festival wanted an encore… Our twist and shout extended version crowd invasion was definitely a crowd pleaser! Thanks for having us to close today's afternoon session 🍻🎸🤘

Posted by The Small Strings on Saturday, 4 May 2019

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