22nd Histon Beer Festival




We are delighted that, after a break of two years, the Histon Beer Festival is back! The event will take place between the 5th & 9th September in a marquee in the garden of the Red Lion.    This year will be our 22nd festival and, with the Cambridge Beer Festival unfortunately cancelled, we may well be the biggest in the area.   This year we plan to have 60+ ales along with (in response to popular demand) an increased range of ciders & perries.

As well as the usual range of light & hoppy pale ales to dark and rich stouts and porters, we will continue to have Gluten Free and Vegan beers available.  This time we are also planning to provide wheat beers and at least one sour.     A full range of other drinks will, of course, be available in the pub.

We will open on Monday at 5pm and then lunchtimes (12-3) and evenings (5-11) until Friday night. 

The Festival format will be familiar to those that have been before. Our aim is to provide a quality choice of beers in a relaxed environment for the people of our village and our many visitors to enjoy. Alongside the beer, we have authentic Thai cuisine from Sam’s Thai Kitchen, cold delicacies from Histon Chop Shop, pizza served from the pub’s own pizza kitchen, a BBQ, and changing daily specials.   You will notice one change, however …. you’ll be able to pay by card!!

We are delighted to confirm this year’s music line-up: Monday – Waterbeach Brass Band, Tuesday – Split Whiskers, Wednesday – Red Velvet, Thursday – Carla Gray, and Friday – Freddie Hall. A great line up with something for everyone.

As ever, the Festival is underpinned by a dedicated committee who work tirelessly throughout the year and continually throughout the week to ensure that everything is served to perfection. People who serve behind the bar VOLUNTEER their services to ensure that ALL proceeds from the Festival are donated to local good causes.  After 21 Festivals, the cumulative total raised now stands at £78,000 for which the committee is extremely proud and thankful for the generosity of all of our Sponsors and the hard work of all of our volunteers……. you know who you are!

Please enjoy the festival and drink irresponsibly for charity!