The Sack in the Park

Burghfield Common Recreation Ground
Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 3pm-8pm from July 2nd until August 28th

The beer is almost ready…

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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.
  • Chilled Lager and Cider
  • Red, White & Rosé Wine and Prosecco
  • A range of Posh Gins and Tonic including a special cocktail of the week,
  • Soft Drinks and snacks
  • Food by local vendors

Bring your own chairs and relax in the park.

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

  • Follow the latest government COVID guidance
  • 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.

The (Socially Distanced) Bulging Sack

Fed up of lockdown – the Santa’s, helped by our volunteers,  opened up The Bulging Sack on Burghfield Recreation Ground for summer week-ends allowing local residents to enjoy a drink in the park with their friends and family and in the process help raise some much-needed funds for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. All in a safe socially-distanced way.

1,500 local residents enjoyed:

Thank you all for helping us rasie  £6,000 for
Thames Valley Air Ambulance

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