Eastleigh Beer Festival headline graphic

Was held on 22nd & 23rd October 2004 at The Nightingale Centre, Eastleigh

The festival was a great success with 867 visitors over the two days, a 31% increase on last year, and the beer all but running out in spite of a hasty re-order on Saturday.

The Festival beer selection had a Scottish theme with half the beers coming from Scotland. This choice was a hit with everyone at the Festival with the Scottish beers winning all the higher strength Beer of the Festival places as well as the top spot.

Beer of the Festival

Overall Winner
Belhaven - Classic Choice Fruit Beer

Standard Strength beers
1st equal: Cheriton - Village Elder
1st equal: Milk Street - Amarillo
3rd: Hebridean - Celtic Black Ale

Stronger beers
Belhaven - Classic Choice Fruit Beer
Belhaven - Maclay Golden Scotch Ale
Arran - Blonde

Conkers
Jana Bentley won the conkers competition.

Eastlegh Beer Festival 2004 Logo

Virtually every Eastleigh festival has had a steam locomotive as its logo, recognising that without the coming of the railway and later the engine works, Eastleigh would not even exist! This year we have gone back even more to these roots and used the insignia of the London and South-Western Railway Company, owners of the original lines before they became part of the Southern Railway in the nation-wide amalgamations of 1923.

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