Morley Hayes to host eight day beer and gin festival in May

Derbyshire hotel and leisure complex Morley Hayes has announced the return of its popular Beer and Gin festival, with an eight-day event taking place over the May Bank Holiday.

The festival is taking place in the Old Stables Bar, a refurbished barn at the complex on Main Road in Morley, from Thursday 23 May to Thursday 30 May, with live music and entertainment on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the very best beers that Derbyshire and the surrounding areas have to offer, whilst gin lovers can have their taste buds tantalised by 100 different gins from around the world, including several from local distilleries in Derbyshire, Nottingham, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.

The Beer and Gin Festival opens at 6pm on Thursday 23rd May with the bar set to close at 11pm every evening except Sunday 26th when the bar will close at 10.30pm.

Opening times vary throughout the week with a 3pm opening on Friday 24th, a 2pm opening on Saturday 25th, a start time of 12pm on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th, and 6pm from Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th.

Admission to the event is free.

Commenting on the return of the Beer and Gin Festival to Morley Hayes, managing director Andrew Allsop, said:

“Over the past two years, our Beer and Gin Festivals have been hugely popular, attracting hundreds of people from across the region and we’re delighted to be able welcome visitors to Morley Hayes again this year.

“Our guests will be able to explore the world of beer and gin, with a variety of cask ales and more than 100 gins from across the world.

“And with Morley Hayes complex conveniently located on the H1 and Y1 bus routes, it’s the perfect excuse to leave the car at home and unwind in our Stable Bar and picturesque gardens.”

Morley Hayes is set in the stunning Derbyshire countryside overlooking parkland golf courses. It boasts a luxury four star, 32-bedroom hotel and a choice of three restaurants, including the award-winning two AA rosette Dovecote restaurant, Roosters and Spike Bar.

Golf facilities include a championship length 18-hole Manor course, 9-hole Tower course, a newly-refurbished 17 bay, all weather floodlit driving range, golf pavilion and a highly-respected Golf Academy.

For more information about the Morley Hayes Beer and Gin Festival, contact the events office on 01332 782005 or email

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