Burghfield Santa’s

Burghfield Santas is a group of local residents that create fun events in the RG7 community to raise money for local charities.

It all started with Santa Cruise 13 years ago when a group of mates went out for a few drinks after making and wrapping many presents, we wore our red suits and raised a little money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance . We did this again and again many times and somewhere along the way we realised that charity fund raising is not just for Christmas but all the year!

Our event calendar now includes the Box Kart Bash which sees 30 crazy karts racing down hill, negotiating obstacles and Burghfest which satisfies our need for good music, good company & good local beer.

We then stopped to count the money and found out that  over the years we had raised more than £150,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance as well as boosting the coffers of many other local charities.

This year our target is to raise £50,000. So please come along to our events and have fun while supporting some worthwhile local causes.

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Burghfest 2018 Beer & Cider Awards


Best Bitter or Amber  & Beer of the Festival

New Wharf – Santa Brews
Specially brewed for Burghfest. 
We drank 6 cask of this. Now we need to persuade New Wharf to brew it again!

Best Pale Ale or IPA

New Wharf – Tea with Erin
American Ale infused with Earl Grey Tea
The first beer we sold out of this year.

Best Dark Beer

Elusive – Shadow of the Beast
An unusual black IPA 
An IPA and a stout in one. Awesome!

Best Cider or Perry

Crazy Dave’s – Berkshire Rebel
At 7.3% it’s not for the faint hearted!
People kept coming back for more until they couldn’t.

Congratulations to all the award winners.

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Burghfest 2017

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Last years event was awesome. Over 3,000 people came along and consumed:

and enjoyed Live Music from some awesome local bands.

Most importantly £20,000 was raised for Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Festival Awards

Beer of Festival

New Wharf Voyage
Brand new beer from our newest local brewery

Best Pale Ale or IPA

Loddon Forbury Lion
An IPA as an IPA should be

Best Bitter

Little London Pryde
A best bitter full of spicy hop notes

Best Mild or Stout

West Berkshire Maggs Magnificent Mild
CAMRA Beer of Britain 2017 Silver Medal

Best Cider or Perry

Tutts Clump Traditional Farmhouse
A crisp refreshing Eastern Counties style Cider

Congratulations to all the award winners.

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