Eccles Beer & Gin Festival 2021

Eccles Beer & Gin Festival 2021

Posted on August 11, 2021

First Chop are super proud to be supporting the upcoming Eccles Beer & Gin Festival 2021 - launching on Friday 20 August!

Taking place at the Eccles Rugby Football Club very close to the brewery the festival is spread over 3 days; 20th-22nd August, so far alongside First Chop they will have 20 different Beers, over 20 different Gins and at least 4 different Ciders to enjoy, many of them from our regional brewers and distilleries.

Eccles RFC has been a champion of homegrown talent since 1897, so alongside live music from local performers there will also be quaility food from local producers and a Men's rugby tournament commemorating '100 years of Hoops' where you're sure to see some of the district's finest athletes battling it out for local bragging rites and the chance to lift 'The Eccles Cup'. Read on for further details...


If you supported the club's Covid Recovery Crowdfunder in March by pledging for an advance festival ticket you can look forward to enjoying free entry to the festival on Friday and Saturday and have exclusive access to Friday's Beer Judging. If you are unable to attend the Beer Judging on Friday you will recieve free entry on Saturday & Beer tokens.


You don't have to be an Ale aficionado or a club member - the Eccles Beer & Gin Festival is a community event and everyone is welcome. Entrance is just £2 per adult and drinks tokens can be purchased at the gate on arrival.



Friday 20th (sponsor’s day) - Entrance £2

14:30 Doors open to Sponsors, invited guests and Crowdfunder Advance Ticket Holders

16:30 General Public admittance

15:30 – 17:30 Beer Judging

15:00 – 18:00 Rugby Golf on the pitch

17:30 2-Hour Salford Online Facebook Live Streaming

19:00 Meet the Brewer

22:30 Bar closes


Saturday 21st (rugby day) - Entrance £2

12:30 Doors open

13:00 - 17:00 Rugby '100 Years of Hoops' Tournament

17:00 Eccles Cup awarded to the winning team

18:30 – 22:00 Live Music

22:30 Bar closes


Sunday 22nd (family day) - Free Entrance

12:30 Doors open

Family activities all day

17:30 Bar closes



Eccles RFC

Bolton RUFC

Sedgley Park RUFC

Tyldesley RUFC

Vale of Lune RUFC


First Chop (Eccles) :)

Marble (Salford)

Seven Brothers (Salford)

Pomona Island (Salford)

Strange Times (Salford)

Bank Top (Bolton)

Tinhead (Bolton)

Dunham Massey (Altricham)

Dunham Press Cider (Altrincham)

Red Bank Cider (Bolton)


Singsby (Harrogate) Rhubarb Gin | 40% | Locally sourced botanaticals, combined with sweet yorkshire rhubarb.

Warners (Northhamptonshire) Rhubarb Gin | 40% | Fresh Tangy and sweet made with freshly pressed Rhubarb on Fall Farm.

Whitley Neill (Liverpool) Rhubarb & Gin Gin | 43% | Tart, crisp edge, warmed by real ginger, full bodied, complex finish.

Boe (Scotland) Violet Gin | 41.5% | Small Batch, award wining gin, infused with violets to create a light delicate taste.

Brockmans (London) Gin | 40% | Premium , smooth, blueberrys, blackberrys, bitter sweet orange peel, lemon, corrinander.

Bombay Sapphire (London) Gin | 40% | 1761 recipe, smooth, complex, elegant, light speict finish.

Tanqueray (London) Flor de Sevilla Gin | 41.3% | Made with Bittersweet Seville Oranges

Hendricks (Scotland) Gin | 41.4 % | Traditional botanicals, Corriander, Citrus peel infused with cucumber and rose petals.

Gordons (London) Mediterranean Orange Gin | 37.5% | Zesty, refreshing, inspired by a 1929 Gordons recipe.

Gordons (London) White Peach Gin | 37.5% | Elegant, sweet notes of peach balanced with classic Gordons.

Gordons (London) Premium Pink Gin | 37.5% | Sweet Raspberry and Strawberry with the tang of red currant.

Ophir (London) Dry Gin | 40 % | Spices of the Orient, unique hand-picked botancials, cubebs, cardimon and tellicherry pepper.

Moonlight Rumours.