Join us for a birthday party to celeberate our Visitors Centre and Brewery Shop being open for 10 years.
- Free Entry
- Live Band
- Cask Bar – serving a special 10 hopped IPA
- Show-stopping Birthday Cake
- Brewery Tours
- 10% discount in the Brewery Shop
- Hog Roast/BBQ
Hope to see you there!
Banks’s Brewery, Brewery Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV1 4JT or for more information call 01902 329653
Saturday 14th December 12-3pm
Join us for our annual Christmas Festival at the Brewery. There will be a selection of cask ales available on the day including some special Christmas beers for you to try. There will be live entertainment to get you in the Christmas spirit as well as Santa in his grotto where every child will receive a free gift! There will be gift and food stalls for you to look round and you can also take a tour around the brewery to learn everything there is to know about our beers. You can also enjoy some hot food from the Hog roast and BBQ whilst looking around some of the gift and merchandise stalls. You can also visit the brewery shop and get 10% off purchases on the day and stock up in time for Christmas.
Its £2 entry and children go free. We will look forward to seeing you there!
The CAMRA Wolverhampton trophy, awarded to local breweries for ‘Best Beer’ of the annual festival, has been permanently gifted to the 2018 winners, Banks’s Brewery. Owners of the trophy, the Spruce family originally set up the trophy to commemorate branch member, Colin Spruce following his passing in February 2006 and has been used ever since by CAMRA.
The trophy was officially handed over to Simon Yates, Banks’s assistant head brewer at the Brewery by Charlotte Coxon, Wolverhampton CAMRA’s Beer Festival Organiser. The decision for it to stay at Banks’s was to ensure that the trophy, which highlights the awards past 15 winners, maintains local support and heritage attached to the trophy and is set to be permanently displayed in the visitors centre.
Since the CAMRA Wolverhampton festival began in 1977, local breweries are invited to create a one off, bespoke beer for the occasion which is then chosen by the attendees of the festival who vote while at the event. In 2018, Simon created Banks’s ‘Guavageddon!’ a 4.7% ABV Tropical IPA, at 4.7% ABV brewed with Pilsner malt, along with a little crystal, caramalt and malted wheat which gave it the deep gold colour.
Amie Cater, Banks’s brand manager said: “It is a great honour to have the trophy stay at Banks’s, we are incredibly grateful to Charlotte and Colin’s family for this decision. The trophy will remain in the brewery’s visitors centre to be visible to all and we will have tremendous pride in keeping it there.”
Charlotte Coxon, Wolverhampton CAMRA’s Beer Festival Organiser said: “We have always given certificates since the beer of the festival award was introduced many years ago. The trophy was given by the Spruce family in Colin’s memory and was presented to winning breweries each year with their name being engraved on the shield.
The shield is staying with Banks’s as it is one of our local breweries and has supported our festival over many years. Colin was an active member of Wolverhampton branch and it seems right that it stays in Wolverhampton. Future winners will continue to receive a certificate.”
A great afternoon for all the family at Banks’s Brewery in Wolverhampton, with a wide selection of beers, hot food, live music, brewery tours, kids activities and loads more. Tickets cost £3.00 per adult including a free pint glass and £1 for children (under 5’s go free).
On Sunday 19th May Banks’s will be sponsoring the ‘Round the Wrekin’ cycling sportive challenge. Back for its fourth successful year, the event is all built around helping to raise money for local charity, Compton Hospice, the funds raised will go towards the worthy cause in helping to promote and maintain quality care for the terminally ill.
There are three cycling routes from the ‘Banks’s Epic Challenge’ of 164km to the Hugh Porter Challenge short family-friendly cycle of 38km which Hugh will be competing in again this year.
The event will all start and end at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club where riders can get themselves suitably refreshed with a proper pint of Banks’s.
For more information on the event – you can visit their website on
More than £30,000 was raised for Compton at this year’s Banks’s Round the Wrekin sportive.
The event, which took place in May, raised a total of £30,473, funding the equivalent of 147 visits by a Compton Community Nurse to support a patient staying in the comfort of their own home.
More than 700 cyclists took part in the inaugural ride, including cycling champion Hugh Porter. The cycling legend who is also a patron for Compton, has played a major part in promoting the sportive since it was first launched in 2016.
The event sees cyclists set off from Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club, before pedalling through South Staffordshire and into Shropshire.
Event organiser Sarah Wooding said: “We are delighted to announce that this year’s Banks’s Round the Wrekin Cycle Sportive has raised more than £30,000.
“This year’s event raised a grand total of £30,473 and since we first launched the sportive in 2016, the total amount raised over the last three years is now in excess of £80,000. This is a fantastic sum of money which will enable us to continue to provide extraordinary care to our patients and their families living with complex and incurable illnesses free of charge.
“Since we first launched the Banks’s Round the Wrekin, it has grown in popularity and number of entries year on year. We are currently busy planning next year’s sportive and will be releasing more details soon.”
Saturday 8th December 12 till 4pm
Join us for our annual Christmas Festival at the Brewery. There will be a selection of cask ales available on the day including some special Christmas beers for you to try. There will be live entertainment to get you in the Christmas spirit as well as Santa in his grotto where every child will receive a free gift! You can enjoy some hot food from the Hog roast and BBQ whilst looking around some of the gift and merchandise stalls. You can also visit the brewery shop and stock up in time for Christmas.
Its £2 entry and children go free. We will look forward to seeing you there!
On Saturday 7th July we hosted our first ever comedy event at the brewery. Banks’s comedy night went down a storm with stand-up from Black Country lad Jonny Cole, funny man Freddie Farrell and comedienne Susan Murray.
In a special marquee behind the brewery gates in Wolverhampton, more than 130 people joined the ‘National Tell the Truth Day’ celebrations. The comics were telling it like it is and there was plenty of Banks’s Mild, Amber and Sunbeam on the pop-up bar, too. Guests also enjoyed a hog roast and a BBQ – the perfect summer treat!
On Saturday 4th August we held our annual Family Fun Day at the Brewery. Visitors enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon in the sunshine with meet the brewer talks, live music from local band The Loveless, Wainwright’s climbing wall, a bouncy castle, and heaps of arts and crafts for the kids. Plus, there was plenty of Banks’s merchandise on sale, six much-loved cask ales on the bar (including Amber Bitter, Sunbeam and 61 Deep) and a host of street food.
Assistant Brand Manager Amie said: “It was really amazing to see so many people at our event. The highlight for me was definitely the bird displays from The Owl Man – the kids loved it!”
Banks’s Brewery teamed up with local Wolverhampton Charity Compton Care as sponsors of Round the Wrekin. The event took place on Sunday 20th May 2018 at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Football Club and was supported by cycling legend Hugh Porter MBE.
The event consisted of three cycle routes. The Epic cycle was 160 Km that takes you all the way round the Wrekin. The Standard cycle was 102 Km and the short cycle was 38 Km. Amie Cater, Assistant Brand Manager for Banks’s said ‘It’s great we can support Compton Care for a fantastic local event where participants enjoyed a pint or two of Banks’s at the end’.
The Banks’s sponsored event was supported with branding at the start and finish and of course the ability to rehydrate any competitors who needed a refreshing pint of Amber Bitter or Sunbeam at the end.