Hedley Barrel Race

Where: Hedley on the Hill, Northumberland at The Feathers Inn
When: Easter Monday
Time: 1pm


Winning Team

Every Easter Monday, a gruelling race is held at the pretty village of Hedley on the Hill in rural Northumberland. Competitors in teams of three must carry an empty 9 gallon beer barrel over a one and a half mile course through fields and up a steep hill. The fininshing line is chalked on the road outside The Feathers and the winners appropriately receive a full 9 gallon keg of real ale! On site at the pub are also egg jarping competitions, a barbecue and an Easter Bonnet competition. The pub is well known for its good food.

Helpful Hints

Competitors must register on the day at the pub from 11 am and registration costs £15 per team for adults, £5 for children. Proceeds go to charity.

The race itself takes around ten minutes.

In 2018 Easter Monday is on April 2nd.

Click here for the pub website : http://www.thefeathers.net

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