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

In previous years fringe venues paid towards the running cost of the festival via their registration fee. Middlewich Town Council have waivd the registration fee for the 2022 festival as a gesture to help support the local venues in their revovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

If you are interested in being an Official Folk and Boat Festival Fringe venue please contact Nicola Anthony:

Official Fringe venues for 2022 will be announced soon.

We would like to thank the following venues for supporting the festival as fringe venues in 2019…

The Big Lock, Boars Head Hotel, Cheshire Cheese, The Kinderton, The Kings Lock 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 Big Lock Middlewich Pub Fab Festival

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.
Over the bridge and far away!

The Kings Lock Pub Middlewich

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.

Middlewich Fab Festival Pub The White Bear

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.

For more information about Middlewich Town Council
Town Hall, Victoria Building, Lewin Street, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 9AS
Tel. 01606 833434

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