Green Man, Grantchester – May Beer Festival

From 3rd – 6th May the Green Man, Grantchester will be holding an Early May Bank Holiday Beer Festival and judging by the beer list and music line up, it looks like it could well be the best one yet.

Green Man Grantchester

Beers range from the sessionable 3.7% ABV Hawkshead Bitter on cask to the ‘hold on to your seats’ 11.6% Rogue Imperial Stout on keg, from the straw-coloured, citrusy George Wright Pipe Dream to the dark, chocolatey Allgates All Black. Local breweries are represented by Bexar County, Blackbar, Brewshed, Buntingford, Fellows, Moonshine, Tydd Steam and Oakham Green Devil, recently awarded Champion Cask Ale at the International Brewing Awards 2013.

Green Man Grantchester Beer Festival

There’ll be bands playing throughout the weekend, including a Friday evening gig by Split Whiskers, one of the finest blues bands I’ve seen – Johnny ‘Magic Boy’ Wright’s guitar playing is jaw-droppingly good.

Even getting to the Green Man is a pleasure, a mile long riverside footpath crossing the ‘lazy water meadow’ to the ‘lovely hamlet of Grantchester’

Grantchester! ah, Grantchester!
There’s peace and holy quiet there

…and very good beer.


Next beer festivals at the Green Man:
May 3-6
July 19-21
August 23-27
September 27-29

Green Man. 59 High St, Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9NF


2 responses to “Green Man, Grantchester – May Beer Festival

  1. I hope I get chance to head out there, but there are so many other things on, it being a bank holiday an’ all (including the Pigfest at the Flying Pig on Sat, to celebrate their Cambridge Camra Pub of the Year award, plug plug).

    You’re right about John Wright, though. I remember when he first appeared at the blues jam when it used to be in the Boat Race on a Sunday afternoon, way back in the last millennium. Wow!

    I most recently saw Split Whiskers last Saturday in Newmarket, but I was far too hungover to enjoy it properly . . .

    • pintsandpubs

      Steve, I also remember him first stepping up at the Boat Race Sunday afternoon blues jam in the 90s – we were probably both at the same jams! Genuinely one of the best guitarists I’ve seen, even back then.

      Will try and make it to the Pigfest…

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