The next Ashstock Festival will take place on Saturday 7th July 2018


Ashstock quiz poster

Ashstock Quiz – Saturday 10th February 2018 – ALL TABLES NOW SOLD

The Ashstock organisers are holding a quiz night at Ashurst Wood Village Centre on Saturday 10th February 2018, at 7.30 pm.

Teams of up to 8, admission £3 per person.
Licensed bar.

Profits from the quiz will help to fund the next Ashstock Festival.

To book your place, contact Rob Bright on 01342 824717, 


 ASHSTOCK 2017 – Saturday 8th July 12 noon – 10.30 pm

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Ashstock 2017 photos can now be seen on our facebook page (click link above).
Photos were taken during the event by Singularis Photography

You can see more photos at the following links:            
You will need to enter your name and email address in order to view the photos. Copies can be ordered from the photographer.              


Programmes on sale at the gate for £2.
Full information about the event plus beer tasting notes. Get discounts from Jon’s Hairdressers, Ashdown Feeds, Java and Jazz and the Ashurst Wood MOT Centre. Thanks to all the advertisers for their support.

Phone number for noise complaints 07539 080344.


Youth bands performing during the afternoon and early evening.
Headline band FUNKEE JUNKEE at 8 pm.

Food and Drink

BBQ burgers and hot dogs from Allan Martin Meats.
Scandinavian Street Food from Fine & Scandi.
Vegetarian / Vegan food from Earth & Soul Kitchen.
Teas, Coffees and Cakes from 1st Forest Row Scouts.
The Beer Tent, the Maypole Inn selling carefully selected real ales and ciders, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.
Ice Cream Van.


Bouncy castle and soft play.
Tug of War.

Support for Ashstock

The cost of staging Ashstock includes:

hire of portable toilets, security fencing and a professional stage and PA equipment;
fee for headline band;
overnight site security;
licensing fees (premises licence from MSDC, music and performing licences from PRS and PPL);
programme and sign printing; and

To cover our costs and keep the festival free-entry, we need to raise funds from grants, pitch fees, programme advertising fees, programme sales and barrel sponsorship.

Information for programme advertisers
How to sponsor a beer barrel

We are very grateful to Mid Sussex District Council for the award of a Community and Economic Development Grant of £3,000. This will help towards the cost of hiring the stage, PA equipment and security fencing.



Ashstock FCAshstock Order of day

Click to download the order of the day
16th July 2016, from midday until 10.30 pm
at John Pears Recreation Ground, Wall Hill Road RH19 3TQ

List of Brewers and Beers

360°, Dampfbier #44, 4.4
Ashdown Ales, Blue Sky, 4.0
Ashdown Ales, Forest Fire Oak-smoked Porter, 4.6
Black Cat, Hopsmack, 4.0
Cronx, Kotchin Blonde (dry hopped – Cascade), 3.9
Crooked Brook, Amber Bitter, 4.5
Harveys, Sussex Best, 4.0
High Weald, Greenstede 4.0
Hurst, Keeper’s Gold, 4.4
Kissingate, Gardenia Mild, 4.5
Pells Brewing Co-op, Ellyhouse IPA, 4.8
Tonbridge, Weald Amber, 4.0
Top-Notch, Flare-Path, 5.5
Volden, Session Ale, 3.8
Welton, Googly, 4.3
Westerham, Single Hop Varietal – Comet, 4.5

Also 4 local ciders from SeaCider.

Full details of the beers, with tasting notes, will be in the programme which is now available at Allan Martin Meats and the Maypole Inn for £2.

All beers and ciders are subject to availability on the day. The following changes were made after the programme went to the printers:
High Weald Festival Special is not available and has been replaced by High Weald Greenstede.
Crooked Brook Mr Tipsy is now 4.5% (the 3.6% exploded on arrival in Ashurst Wood!).


Ashstock stage

Local youth bands performing throughout the day.
Compere / Announcements / Youth bands organised by Terry Sumner of Euphoria Entertainments

Headline band The Blunter Brothers performing from 8 pm.

Food and Drink Vendors

The Maypole Inn, selling carefully sourced real ales and ciders from Sussex and surrounding areas, some local wines.
Soft drinks also available.
Allan Martin Meats, serving BBQ meats
Fine & Scandi‘s mobile Scandinavian Street Kitchen
St Dunstan’s Church, serving teas, coffees and cakes

Ice Cream Van


Tug of War
Bouncy Castle
Inflatable Wipeout
Car Boot sale.


We are grateful for the donations of the following prizes:
THE CAT INN, WEST HOATHLY – A meal for four people
LINGFIELD PARK RESORT – Four premier Race Tickets for Lingfield Fixture 2016
CROWNE PLAZA HOTELS & RESORTS – Dinner, bed and breakfast for two a the Crowne Plaza, Heathrow

Come and spend the day. Bring your own picnic chairs or rugs. The weather forecast is good, with a small chance of light rain. Be prepared whatever the weather – bring sunscreen, rain jackets and wellies!
Car parking on site, but why not walk or take a taxi so that you can enjoy a drink or two.

In order to make this a free-entry event for all, we rely heavily on help from volunteers, before, during and after the event.
If you can help, please contact the Council’s Clerk.
Our expenses include the cost of obtaining the required licences, also hiring toilets, staging, children’s inflatables and a headline professional band for the evening, Sponsorship from local individuals or businesses is vital to keep the event viable. If you would like to book a car boot pitch, sponsor a beer barrel, display an advertising banner, advertise in the programme or just make a donation, please click here to contact the Council.

Please help to support the event by buying a programme, which will include tasting notes and lots of adverts for local businesses. They can be purchased on the day or in advance – we will notify you here when they go on sale.

We are very grateful to Gatwick Airport Community Trust for awarding us a grant to help towards the cost of putting on the event.