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FAB Fringe

Middlewich FAB Festival’s FAB Fringe comprises a variety of venues across the town, hosting live music. The venues are an integral part of the festival and for many, it’s what makes our festival so popular and unique.

All fringe venues pay towards the cost to put the festival on. The registration fee gives them access to free listings on all media and exclusive advertising in the festival guide & on the website.

The festival organisers Middlewich Town Council do not have any responsibility for agreements/contracts made between artists and venues.

Fringe venues book artists themselves so please contact the venues direct if you are looking to perform there. They also pay the artist whatever fee has been agreed.

Official FAB Fringe venues for 2019 are The Big Lock, Boars Head Hotel, Cheshire Cheese, The Kinderton, The Kings Lock, The Narrowboat, Newton Brewery Inn and The White Bear.

The Boars Head

Kinderton Street, Middlewich, CW10 0JE Tel: 01606 833191

The place to be for:


Breakfasts all weekend. Food served 12noon to 8pm


Cask-conditioned Robinson’s ales, premium lagers, draught

Guinness and a wide selection of wines and spirits

The Big Lock

Webbs Lane, Middlewich, CW10 9DN Tel: 01606 833489

The FABulous canal setting at this unique location

Live music all weekend at this superb restaurant with the unique alfresco balcony overlooking the canal. Food served every day after 9am from an extensive menu using fresh, local ingredients. Quality cask ales & lagers served from three bars alongside fine wines and refreshments.

So why not ‘moor-up’ at The Big Lock this festival?

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Cheshire Cheese

101 Lewin Street, Middlewich, CW10 9AX  Tel: 01606 832097

A traditional pub with lounge, bar and excellent beer garden!

A full weekend of live music.

The Kings Lock

Booth Lane, Middlewich, CW10 0JJ Tel: 01606 836894

This Micro pub stocks local ales and premium drinks and real grub, boasts The Cosy Tea room by day

Welcomes Folk & Boats!
With 6 Cask Ales & 2 Cask Ciders.
Freedom lager and a fine display of Craft bottles.
Traditional BBQs
Folk sessions and performances in the pub.
Marquee with a real Ale bar and stage.REAL ALE, REAL GRUB & REAL MUSIC!
Over the bridge and far away!
The Kings Lock Pub Middlewich

The Narrowboat Inn

22 Lewin Street, Middlewich, CW10 9AS  Tel: 01606 738087

We like to think we are a little different in our little haven we call The Narrowboat Inn in Middlewich, old traditional English pub with an eclectic mix of tunes, grill sytle food with a cajun American vibe, kick ass cocktails and a wicked gin bar! We aim to surprise, exceed, excite and entertain, if we don’t we wanna listen and learn and get better. Come one and all, challenge and entertain us with your ideas and suggestions, but most of all kick back, relax and allow us to do what we do best!

Newton Brewery Inn

68 Webbs Lane, Middlewich, CW10 9DN Tel: 01606 624279

Old multi-room pub, with large garden at the back leading down to Trent & Mersey Canal.

The Kinderton

Kinderton St, Middlewich CW10 0JE Tel: 01606 834619

Located in the centre of Middlewich with ample parking, The Kinderton offers the appearance of a characterful Tudor style property yet with all the modern comforts.
Under new ownership, we are pleased to welcome all guests, be it for a light snack and beverage, a home cooked hearty meal or a place to lay your head for the night.
​The Kinderton is ideally situated just off the M6 Junction 18 and is perfect for local businesses with national/international visitors or for just a short break in the heart of Cheshire.

The White Bear

Wheelock Street, Middlewich, CW10 9AG  Tel: 01606 837666

Food served all day noon -9pm Monday to Saturday and noon – 8pm Sunday.

5 rotating hand pulled ales including Traditional Scrumpy, beer garden and parking to the rear. Family friendly with children welcome at all times, dogs welcomed too with treats! Free WIFI, newspapers and magazines available throughout the pub.