New Prosecco and Gin bar for leading Northwich Beer Festival at the Anderton Boat Lift | Knutsford Times

New Prosecco and Gin bar for leading Northwich Beer Festival at the Anderton Boat Lift

By on April 26, 2018


Cheshire’s Anderton Boat Lift near Northwich, has today announced that a new Prosecco and Gin bar will be an exciting new addition to its sixth annual beer and cider festival, being held between Friday 26 May and Sunday 28 May.

In what promises to live up to the success of its previous festivals there will be twelve excellent beers from the UK as well as three ciders. Once again, bands will be a key feature of the festival with performances by Platform 7, and Northwich-based bands Reminds and Tijuna Death Squad. Open from 7pm until last orders at 11pm, tickets on the night will cost £7.50 but can be pre-ordered for £5 at

Beer tokens will cost £2 each or ten for £15.00. Each night, freshly-sourced food, including gourmet burgers, will be available in the Lift View.

Graham Wood, Events Manager, Anderton Boat Lift, said: “This is one of the friendliest events of its sort in the region. It is a great night out and the perfect place to meet up with friends for a good time. We are delighted to be extending what’s on offer this year with a Prosecco and gin bar – it is always nice to come along and find something new.

“Now in its sixth year, people always comment on the relaxed ambience of the site and its magnificent terraced site overlooking the huge Lift and the River Weaver. This year’s festival is going to be our best yet.”

Friday – Platform 7 – a Crewe-based seven-piece band. The band will perform a selection of Soul and Motown music.

Saturday – Reminds is a Northwich-based five-piece band and will play covers of bands from the 1980s until now. The band has been together since April 2016 and has a wide repertoire of songs.

Sunday – Tijuna Death Squad – a four-man, Northwich-based ‘rock & roll’ band that has a ‘Mexican twist’.

The Anderton Boat Lift is the world’s first successful boat lift and an acknowledged masterpiece of engineering. Built in 1875 and still in operation today, the Lift is a fascinating combination of working historic structure and fun, educational experience. During the day, there is no cost to enter the site, visit the exhibition, stroll around the lawned terraced site, use the new playground or visit the popular tree-top Coffee Shop and well-stocked shop. However, there is a cost to take one of two boat trips – along the picturesque River Weaver or up the huge Boat Lift (a combined ticket is available).

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