The (Socially Distanced) Bulging Sack

Burghfield Common Recreation Ground
Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 3pm-8pm until August 29th

Fed up of lockdown? Why not join us for a drink in the park this summer with your friends and family and in the process help raise some much need funds for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

We will be serving:

  • A selection of local real ale and craft beer. This week our cask ale will be Little London’s Hoppy Hilda, a golden hoppy ale and regularly featured at Burghfield Santa events.    Our craft beer selection includes Optic from Stardust Brewery and King St Pale from Wild Weather both served chilled.
  • Chilled Lager and Tutt’s Clump Dark Fruit Cider
  • Red, White & Rosé Wine and Prosecco
  • A range of Posh Gins and Tonic. We have a new Gin for you to try this week, Manly Spirits Coastal Gin,  a citrus Gin with the taste of the sea… Really? Love it or hate it, lets us know.
  • Soft Drinks and snacks
  • Food by the Gourmet Queens

Bring your own chairs and relax in the park making sure you keep safe by following our Covid-19 Social Distancing policy by keeping 2m from members of other households and ensuring the maximum group size is 6 people or 2 households.

Please register in advance so we can make sure we have enough beer!

For your safety and the safety of our volunteers, please note the following

  • Prior to purchasing drinks, your group leader will need to register and provide his/her contact details
  • Only the group leader may purchase drinks from the bar
  • Payment is by contactless card only
  • Please do not bring your Burghfield Santa glasses. We will provide fresh glasses that are then sterilized after use.
  • The Rec. is a licensed premise. You cannot bring your own alcohol

We can’t open the pub without our volunteer bar staff.
If you would like to help out please SignUp for one or more bar-shifts or contact us for more details.

Back to the Sack for the Craic

St Patrick’s Day celebrations at The Bulging Sack Craic featured:

  • Green Guinness
  • Paddys Pilsner
  • Real Ale from Elusive Brewing, Cider from Tutt’s Clump plus a range of posh gins, Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, top quality wines, and Irish Prosecco.
  • Live not very Irish Music 
  • Special St Patrick’s Day Quiz by The Leprechaun (aka Rudolph!)

A great craic was had by all despite the looming threat of Coronavirus.


The Bulging Sack – Christmas 2019

200+ Burghfield residents started their Christmas week celebrations with us

  • Launch of the Santa’s Mobile Bar The Wandering Sack that featured:
    • Burghfest award-winning beer from Loddon Brewery
    • A range of posh Gins
    • Santa’s Mulled Wine
    • Santa’s Hot Nuts
  • Christmas Quiz by Rudolph
  • Live Music

and in the process raised over £3,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance