Beer and Beef Festival 2018

Twelve hours of beer, beef, fun and music

22nd September at Springhill Farm, Jervaulx, Masham, North Yorkshire

Family Friendly ~ Camping ~ Dexter Beef ~ Ox Roast ~ Artisan Beer, Cider and Gin ~ Live music ~ Chasing Mumford ~ Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar ~ Siren & Strings ~ The Moonbeams

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Camping available (includes campervans.

Site is fully accessible (grass field with no steps) and accesible toilets.

And don't worry about the weather! We have a marquee big enough for all 450 ticket holders to listen to the music undercover.



We have a limited number of night tickets available at £20. Entrance after 6pm (not before) and must be onsite by 9pm - ticket includes Gregg & Ciaran, Chasing Mumford and a free Ox Roast beef sandwich

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Bus routes and times:

Wensleydale bus [Bob Foster bus]

Pick up at:

11:00 Askrigg
11:30 Leyburn mkt place
11:40 Middleham
11:50 East Witton
12:00 Arrive at Beer & Beef

Catterick - Masham bus (Bob Foster bus)
10:50 Catterick Garrison
11:00 Colburn
11:20 Hackforth
11:35 Bedale
11:50 Masham
12:00 Arrive at Beer & Beef

Return journeys leave at 23:45 and will run in reverse of the above.

Wensleydale bus will go to Hawes for dropping off.


Cost £10 return

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If you are not aware of this charity, it is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease research.

This YouTube video is worth a watch:

Doddie Weir story

We are limited to 450 tickets.

The Food

dexter beef

In partnership with Springhill Beef and Lamb, finest dry aged Dexter beef sourced from the farm hosting the festival. The finale being a Whole Dexter Ox Roast, served at night and included in the ticket - possibly the best beef you will ever eat and certainly the most spectacular you will ever see.

Prior to that enjoy a mouth watering array of sumptuous gourmet beef burgers (one free burger with each ticket), steak sandwiches, smoked pulled beef brisket, cured and dried beef charcutirie and much more.

Leading local chefs will be doing demonstrations on beef cooking, letting you into secrets of their trade and enabling you to sample the dishes they prepare.

As well as the amazing Dexter beef we will also be joined by Warrendale Wagyu who will be cooking British Wagyu beef, reared here in Yorkshire.

Vegetarian and gluten free food will be available.

The DrinkAmpleforth Cider

Artisan local beers, ciders and gins available direct from the brewers and distillers throughout the day and from the main festival bar at night.

Ampleforth Abbey Cider

With award winning ciders produced at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire

Corks and Cases

Masham based wine merchant and distillery - providing fine wines and gin. They will be launching a brand new gin at the event!

Spirit of Masham Gin

Wensleydale Brewery

Based in Leyburn and brewing real ale since 2003 including the ever popluar Semerwater.

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Richmond Brewery

Richmond brewery

Micro Brewery based on the banks of the river Swale

Masons Yorkshire Gin

masons gin

Bedale based distillery producing a range of local Yorksire Gins.

Main bar run by The Dales Bar


The Entertainment

Chasing MumfordChasing Mumford

The Official Mumford & Sons Tribute and the UK’s premier folk-pop party band Chasing Mumford are the most authentic tribute to Mumford & Sons on the planet. An awesome fully live band of multi-instrumentalists with spine-tingling live vocal harmonies, fronted by the charismatic Chase Williams. With attention to musical detail and the perfect image to match, this ultimate party band effortlessly capture the energy of the incredibly popular folk-pop festival sound like no other.

Gregg Russell and Ciaran AlgarGreg Russell and Ciaran Algar

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar joined forces in 2011. Combining Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style with Algar’s All-Ireland winning fiddle playing, the duo have become one of the most sought after acts on the British folk scene. In 2013 the pair won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award before going on to win the Horizon Award for best breakthrough act from the same source in 2014. In 2015, they were nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo category.

siren and strings logoSiren and Strings

A beautiful mix of laid-back chill, with a unique edge of passion and spirit, Siren and Strings are an acoustic covers band performing an eclectic selection of songs. With Neill Davison's superb guitar playing & vocal harmonies mixed with Abigail Nelson's distinctive emotion-loaded vocals these talents combine to create something different, fresh and engaging. With the addition of the amazing Jose Williamson on percussion (who knew that so much rhythm can be created from a wooden box and a few shakers!) and the uber cool James Squire on Saxaphone and Clarinet their takes on well-known tracks reveal that simplicity can be stunning - and prove that a really good song will shine even when stripped back to basics. A real mix of styles and eras of music.

From “The Beautiful South”, through the “Civil Wars”, past “Caro Emerald”, nodding to “Adele”, having a laugh with “Imelda May”, spreading the word of “Dusty Springfield”, taking a walk with “Nancy Sinatra”, getting out and about with “Tina Turner”, contemplating life with “Paloma Faith”, spending some quiet moments with the “Foo Fighters” & “Sting” to having a bit of a yee-har with the “Pistol Annies” this little musical road trip gives all this and many more! This quartet are a real treat for the ears!

The Moonbeams

The Moonbeams are centred around the duo of Jon Avison on guitar and vocals and Jen Haines on viola, cello and piano, joined at various times and whenever possible by Collective members, Ben Avison on accordion, mandolin, guitar and banjo, and Sam Lawrence on acoustic bass, pipes, banjo and guitar. With others joining the fun when available.

Story Telling from Rhoda Fraser

Hobgoblin Face Painting


Doors open at 12:00
Food and drink from 12:00

Siren and Strings

Early Evening:
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

Headline band at night:
Chasing Mumford
Finish 24:00

Shuttle Buses

Will plan to organise buses to pick up and drop off at the following destinations:

Redmire, Carperby, Askrigg, Hawes, Bainbridge, Aysgarth, West Witton, Leyburn, Middleham, Bedale, Masham, Reeth, Richmond, Catterick Garrison, Ripon, North Stainley, West Tanfield, Kirkby Stephen

If you would like a bus lift please email: to register an interest, stating where you need picking up from (list above only).

If we get 25 or more for each route we will arrange a bus £10 return.


(tents, campervans and caravans)

Access from 8:30 to 11:30 on the 22nd (after 11:30 no vehicles on camping field - tents to be carried on to the site.

Camping field to be vacated by 14:00 on the 23rd.

No open fires.

Please buy your camping ticket when you purchase your festival ticket.

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General Site Does and Don'ts

No dogs or pets apart from guide dogs / assistance dogs.

No food or drink to be brought onto the festival site (campers allowed to have food and drink of their own on the camping area.


Thank you to the following for their support

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