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WOODFEST INFORMATION

CASTLEFORD
CastlefordCastleford's history dates back to Roman times, as it is said to have been built upon a Roman army settlement. Roman funeral urns have been found in modern-day Castleford, giving further evidence to this theory. A Roman milestone was unearthed in Beancroft Road, now believed to be in Leeds City Museum.

Queen's Park in Castleford provides evidence of round houses used by the Anglo Saxons. This was a strategic area due to the views of the entire settlement. Castleford history includes Oliver Cromwell's encampment in the town.[

In the 19th century, Castleford became a boomtown with the population growing from 1,000 to 14,000 as collieries opened around the town. However, these collieries closed in the 20th century. The Ferrybridge Power Station and the Kellingley Colliery in nearby town Knottingley employ Castleford residents, as do the warehouses and distribution centres in Glasshoughton.

In 2008 Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud and Channel 4 led a community regeneration scheme to redevelop Castleford.
GETTING THERE
Castleford AIRPORT:
The airport bus leaves about every 20 minutes and the journey time to Leeds Bus Station is about 40 minutes.

BUS:
Leeds. There are various buses leaving Leeds Bus Station about every half hour and the journey time is roughly 40 minutes.
London. Some cheap fares by National Express for a 4 hour journey.

TRAIN:
Leeds. The trains leave about every half hour and the journey time is about 15 minutes.
London Kings Cross. The trains leave at various times, but roughly almost an hour apart. The journey time varies between 2.5-3 hours.

ONLINE MAP:
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VENUE
WOODFEST 2017, to be held in the refurbished Horse & Jockey pub at the start of Church Street, is a ticket-only cask beers from the wood festival due to space limitations. All tickets will be on sale as a pre-festival order. Ticket holders will be notified by email and will be checked in during the festival sessions. Beer tokens (and other festival items such as the tombola) will be on sale inside the venue at the SPBW stall.

The admission price will be £2:50.
Tickets are on sale at our ONLINE SHOP

YOUR TICKET SALES CONFIRMATION IS YOUR FESTIVAL ENTRY TICKET - KEEP IT SAFE
You are guaranteed entry with an online ticket sale.

INITIAL FESTIVAL PACKAGE:
Festival souvenir glass, programme and beer token: £5:00
Beer tokens can be purchased at £1.50 each (minimum spend two tokens £3.00). One beer token is used to buy a half pint of beer (1/3 pint for the higher strength beers).
Tombola tickets: £1:00. Different prizes on different days.
Festival souvenir glasses: £2.50.
Festival programmes: £1:00

THURSDAY, 6th July FRIDAY, 7th July SATURDAY, 8th July
5pm - 10:30 pm 12 noon - 5:00 pm & 6pm - 10:30 pm 12 noon - 5:00 pm & 6pm - 10:30 pm
12.30 - 1.00 p.m. Festival judges arrival.
1.00 - 2.00 p.m. Festival Beer Judging.
2.00 p.m. by invitation only session for VIPs, guests and brewers.
2.30 p.m. Opening Ceromony.
4.00 p.m. Close of session.

5.00 p.m. Woodfest open to the public.
6.00 p.m. Announcement of Championship beer.
7.00 p.m. Talk by Roger Protz (to be confirmed).
Last orders called at 10:00pm - bar cosed at 10:10 prompt - 20 minutes drink-up time.
10.30 p.m. Woodfest closed.
DAY SESSION:
Last orders called at 4:30pm - bar closed at 4:40 prompt - 20 minutes drink-up time.
5.00 p.m. Woodfest closed.

EVENING SESSION:
Last orders called at 10:00pm - bar closed at 10:10 prompt - 20 minutes drink-up time.
10.30 p.m. Woodfest closed.

9.00 to 11.00 pm Live band in the Junction
DAY SESSION:
Last orders called at 4:30pm - bar closed at 4:40 prompt - 20 minutes drink-up time.
5.00 p.m. Woodfest closed.

EVENING SESSION:
Last orders called at 10:00pm - bar closed at 10:10 prompt - 20 minutes drink-up time.
10.30 p.m. Woodfest closed.

Cellar Bar to close at 6.00 p.m.


LICENSEE
JunctionTHE JUNCTION

In 2010 it was reopened by new owners Neil Midgley and Maureen Shaw. To say it was run down is an understatement and they have worked tirelessly to improve it since then. From humble beginnings (an early quiz prize was a jar of beetroot!) it has grown into an award-winning pub with regular festivals and numerous loyal customers. This is due in no small part to its USP: all the real ales are served from wooden casks. Neil has built up his own collection over the years which he sends out to (mainly local) brewers to be filled. There are accounts of tastings (beer in the wood versus that from plastic or metal containers) and Woodfests, as their regular beer festivals are known: one such featured Belgian beers which had been collected in the usual fashion.


SPBW
SPBWSPBW STALL

Members of SPBW will be in attendance at a stall hosting information and SPBW products. Membership of the Society can be paid by cash or cheque. A Direct Debit can be used - special discount for signing up with Direct Debit.

Beer tokens will also be available to purchase. The stall may close early each night.




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