Thanks to everyone who attended BBB 2017 on SATURDAY 29th JULY – we had a great day, hope you enjoyed it too.
BBB 2018 will be on Saturday 28th July – see you there!
Bobtown Beer Bash is a real ale festival held at The Community Centre in the village of Roberttown, West Yorkshire, usually on the last Saturday in July. It was conceived in 2010 by a group of friends who went along to a similar event being held locally, and thought “we could do this!” The rest, as they say, is history!
The event is non-profit making, and all proceeds are donated to local groups and charities within a few months. Previous recipients include Kirkwood Hospice, Hollybank School, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Help for Heroes (Battleback) plus several local causes such as Roberttown Christmas Lights, Roberttown Church Roof Fund and Roberttown Community Centre.
Buckles Butchers are usually on hand with their Brilliant BBQ, and Pure & Natural Cuisines complement the beer and cider with their delicious and very healthy freshly made curries. There will usually be an ice cream stall or candy cart in the churchyard next door, and a fish and chip van further down the village.
Several local bands perform live on our specially erected outdoor stage throughout the day, giving a proper “festival” feel to the event. They all perform free of charge for us, in keeping with the volunteer ethic surrounding the whole event.
The organising committee are at it behind the scenes for a few months before the event, and our core team work tirelessly from Wednesday evening until lunchtime on Sunday – thanks guys, you know who you are! The Community Centre is in constant use before and after the event, so we don’t have long to set everything up, and it really is all hands to the pumps (pun intended!) to make sure we’re ready on time. Then everything has to be taken down again ready for the regular centre users, as if we’d never been there!!
We also rely on a team of 60 or 70 volunteers who help in a variety of ways on the day – setting up, marshalling, taking entry money on the gate, selling tokens, serving behind the bars, and putting everything away afterwards. If you would like to be involved, please visit our BBB staff page to find out how you can help. It’s great fun and most people come back to help year after year. Training is given for those working behind the real ale bar, and everyone who helps receives free entry to the event and a free glass, plus a Limited Edition BBB Tee-shirt to say thank you.
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