That’s right, it’s happening – Yard Party is back!
It feels like only yesterday that we were all celebrating together for the last one but we’re pleased to announce…
VERY LIMITED TICKETS ALSO NOW AVAILABLE OVER THE BAR IN ALL OF OUR PUBS.
AVAILABLE AT EARLY BIRD AND SUPER EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICES!*
*only for Castle Rock app users, when buying with their points
What is this Yard Party you speak of?
The Castle Rock Yard party is our annual two-day beer, music and food festival, hosted in our own brewery yard and adjoining brewery tap, the Vat and Fiddle.
Expect an insane line-up of beers from near and far, some of the best street food Notts has to offer, and a killer line-up of music to keep you dancing all day!
Children welcome until 6pm on both days.
Friday 12th May 2023, 3pm-10.30pm (last orders 10:00pm)
Saturday 13th May 2023, 1pm-3pm (exclusive for Castle Rock app users!), 3pm-10.30pm (all other customers) – last orders 10:00pm
Castle Rock Brewery, Queensbridge Road, Nottingham, NG2 1NB
The entrance to the Yard Party is through the Vat and Fiddle, our lovely brewery tap. Just follow the signs!
Save with the Castle Rock App
Use your points to pay for your Yard Party ticket and receive a discount! Find out more here.
The Beer List
Last year we had over 20 cask beers and more than 40 in keg, plus traditional ciders, and a gin bar. This year will be just as special! And, as always, there will be EVEN MORE beer available at the Vat and Fiddle.
Keep an eye on our social feeds and join the Facebook event for announcements on the beer list.
Chai & Ben
Nottingham based Funk, Soul and Blues singers – 3.15pm – 4.00pm
2 parts of Nottingham finest 60’s Beat-Pop cover group – 4.30pm – 5.15pm
Post-punk and indie sounds – 6.00-7.00pm
Nottingham based Mod/Punk/Rock covers – 8.00pm- 9.00pm
Soulful, funky, house – 9.00pm- 10.30pm
DJ Hypnotoad – 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Liam O’Kane and The Stabilisers – 2.30pm – 3.15pm
A veteran of the Nottingham scene, Liam has been playing as part of his band Jimmy The Squirrel and as a solo musician for around 20 years. He has toured around the country and released several albums. His beautiful voice is perfectly paired with his ability to write catchy and well versed songs.
Jahrel JP – 4.00pm – 5.00pm
“Expect bluesy guitar, funky grooves and eclectic vocals. A band to make you dance now and think later” – I’m Not From London
Contraband – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
8-piece band playing covers for dancing: Pop, Soul, Ska and Funk
Fat Digester – 8.00pm – 9.00pm
Yard Party favourites, bringing a heavy mix of funk, soul, jazz & hip hop
Following on from last year we’ll be hosting a some of the best flood slingers in town. From savoury to sweet, we’ve got the best beer snacks on hand for all tastes!
We are pleased to announce this year’s vendors so far:
Castle Rock Kitchen
Deep Vat Fryer
We’ll be running brewery tours throughout the Yard Party, and they’re free! Tours are a great way to experience hands-on brewing. Hear our stories, stroll behind the scenes, see the pumping beery heart of who we are. Tour numbers are limited, so it’s first come first served, and tours will leave on time! We’ll let you know all the details soon…
The Vat and Fiddle
Open as usual to all customers, including those not attending the Yard Party.
As always, they will have tasty snacks and cobs on offer, as well as a fully decked out bar featuring even more beer, cider, spirits and soft drinks.
Yard Party attendees will have a wrist band and so can go wherever they please, however those without won’t be able to enter the Yard Party.
We can’t wait to see you all soon!
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