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Live Music - Tasty Beers - Scrumptious Ciders & Delicious Food

We've got a great line up of amazing live bands and artists for you at Boat Fest 2017, along with a dazzling array of real ales and ciders by the bank of the river Severn. Here are a few of the fantastic bands who will be playing.

Latest BoatFest News

 River Rescue Demonstration 

Our charity, SARA will be joining us for the weekend both at the festival and on the River next to Boat Fest. During the weekend they will be demonstrating their emergancy response boats. 

 The Beer Tent Rises

A team of highly skilled professionals got together last night to start the preperations for Boat Fest. Two very important things happened, the Stage was delivered and the Beer Tent went up. 

 The No Good Nancys Are Coming To Boat Fest 

We approached our good friends, the Nancys early on, but they couldn't make it. We were sad. Now they can, so we are very happy to say that the No Good Nancys will be playing for us on Sunday afternoon.

Water For Dogs - Live Music - Gloucestershire

Join us for our second music festival at the Boat Inn, Ashleworth. We are planning 3 days, jam packed with some amazingly talented artists and bands from Gloucestershire and further afield, not to mention a spectacular selection of real ales and ciders to sample. for news on the line up.

Our live music stage is set, once again to feature a selection of amazing local (and some not so local) bands and artists. We'll be announcing some of the amazing talent that will be gracing our stage as the dates get nearer so make sure you join us on facebook and check back here regularly. You can also sign up to our newsletter for all the latest information directly into your inbox.


Once again, the boat in will be graced with the presence of some amazing musicians over the festival weekend. We're looking forward to welcoming back some of the artists from last year, and welcoming new bands from Gloucestershire and beyond. Stay tuned for more news on our 2017 live music line up.


We'll be roasting locally sourced pigs, BBQing a range of delicious meat and our kitchen will be open to cater for vegetarians and vegans. You'll not be hungry at Boat Fest 2017


Last year we had a huge range of real ales and ciders, both locally sourced and from further afield. This year will be no different, we will be putting on a spectacular array of great beers and ciders for your enjoyment at Boat Fest 2017


The Boat Inn is a child friendly pub, and with a bouncy castle, face painting and plenty of music the kids won't be bored at Boat Fest.


This year we will be joined by special guest compares and comedians. No more boredom while the next band sets up!


All ticket holders will get a special souvenir festival pint glass. 

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How To Find Us: The Boat Inn, Ashleworth Quay, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire GL19 4HZ Tel: 01452 700272

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Terms and conditions of ticket sale and entry

*Free beer promotion is available to over 18s only. ID may be requested, we reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time without notice, non alcoholic alternative available. No cash or credit alternative. Certain beers and ciders may be excluded from this offer. Souvenir festival glasses are included as a free gift with every ticket while stocks last.