Hot on the heels of the permanently sold out Liverpool Beer Festival comes Wigan's offering, which runs from 4th to 6th March. Around 60 beers, plus foreign and bottled beers, ciders and perries, and food. The quiet session for those who value such things is on Friday between noon and 6pm. No advance tickets needed; just roll up and you will be able to get in - it's free if you're a CAMRA member. This festival ran out of nearly everything by 9pm on Saturday night last year, so the beer order has been increased. For full details, have a look at their website.
I was working there last year and will be again this time ~ you can read my review of last year's festival here. Wigan is 30-35 minutes by train from Southport and is also on direct train lines from Liverpool, Manchester and Preston, so there's no good reason not to go really, is there?
The venue is the Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan (WN5 0UH) - MAP.