World Famous Tribute Act Performing Tonight

Hi to all, this is to remind you that tickets are still available for tonight’s traditional May Day concert in the front bar. This year we’re lucky to have probably the World’s  favourite Led Zeppelin tribute act performing, Ned Zeppelin. Ned is new to these shores (He’s never been out of Hungary before) and follows a long family line of Led Zep tribute acts that have wowed Eastern Europe in the past (His Dad Jed and Grandfather Ted were equally famous in their day). Ned was recently voted Hungary’ 98th favourite covers act and his one-man band will be playing all the many hits, and misses, of Led Zeppelin. Hungarys’ favourite DJ Shane 54 will be compering the event and his sister Nikki 54 has promised to perform some exotic dancing between songs. There’ll also be a MayDay buffet so come down and get involved people. This is your MayDay, so use it or lose it… Doors open at 6.46, tickets cost just £105.60 and tonight’s featured real ale is Hungary Like The Wolf. So see you this evening. Cindy Carmarthen, Bar Manager, The Blind Badger Pub & Venue

St Patricks Day Gig Tonight

Hi to all, this is to remind you that tickets are still available for tonight’s St Patrick’s Day concert in the front bar. This year we’re lucky to have Truck Morrison & The Blarney Stones playing all night and no doubt through til morning. Recently voted the nations’ 224th favourite Van Morrison and Rolling Stones covers band (as voted for in The Daily Telegraph), the 22 piece band will be playing and between songs telling Irish jokes to raise money for next week’s Comic Relief. Irelands’ favourite DJ Graham Norton will be compering the event and Michael Flatley‘s sister Maddy has promised to pop by to perform the whole of Riverdance on her own whilst the band plays. There’ll also be a St Patrick’s buffet so come down and jig along. Doors open at 6.46, and tickets cost £134.50. Tonight’s featured real ale is Shane MacGowen’s Smile, and we’ve also got a few old garden gnomes (painted to look like lovely leprechauns) for sale. So see you this evening. Cindy Carmarthen, Bar Manager, The Blind Badger Pub & Venue

Tickets On Sale Now For Hootananny

This joyful message is to remind you lucky people of Beckworth that tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s New Years’ Eve Hootananny bash. And as it is becoming a local tradition (and as they are the only cheap act not booked to play anywhere else on New Years’ Eve) Jesus’s favourite folk trio The Faith Tones will be performing… The God-bothering “all-female” trio, will be playing tracks from their reissued bargain-bin Christmas LP 21 Songs for Jesus’s Birthday. Doors open at 6.30, and tickets cost £65.50 which includes an all-you-can-carry-on-a-tiny-plate “finger” buffet. So join us and see the new year in with some gender-challenging religious lady singers and get lathered on the over-ordered real ale left over from last new year’s eve. Last year’s featured ale was Worzel’s Rusty Nail and we’ve a got a few old Christmas crackers to hand out to the first ten punters in “fancy dress” through the door. So see you tomorrow, or whenever News Year Eve actually is. Cindy Carmarthen, Bar Manager, The Blind Badger Pub & Venue

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Come And Hear An EU Debate With Politicians Who’ve Actually Been To Europe. Once.

Hi. Are you still undecided which way to vote in tomorrow’s once in a lifetime EU referendum? Maybe you want to hear the truth about leaving or staying for yourself? Or perhaps you just want an evening’s entertainment watching two posh right-wing politicians shout loudly and borishly at each other in your local pub? Well lucky for you we’re hosting a debate tonight between two such prominent toff MPs followed by a disco, and tickets are still available on the door (£42.28 each, under 5′s free). Shouting loudly in support of thinly disguised jingoism, will be Tory MP for East Jaywick, Sir Dennis “Mungbean” Farringdon-Station OBE (Brexit). And berating him with complete falsehoods and libelous slurs will be hedge-fund manager and disgraced Tory MP for Waveney, Rory “Ra Ra Ra I Schooled With Wills and Harry” Hemel-Hemstead CBE (Remain). It is bound to be a enlightening evening if we can work out what they are saying in their stuffy accents. And probably a bloody good laugh if we can’t. Doors open at 8.46, and tonight’s featured real ale is Well Bugger Me. So see you this evening. Cindy Carmarthen, Bar Manager, The Blind Badger Pub & Venue

MayDay Mayhem Tonight

This is a message to all of you who like your metal very heavy and rusty, and your ale cheap and foul tasting. Today, to celebrate May Day, local metal covers bands, Bachman Turner Overdraft, Grey Sabbath, Deep Turtle, and Matt Allica will be turning our beer garden into a muddy moshpit whilst drunkards dance round an improvised Maypole. We’re also hoping headliner Eddie Van Rental will get here in time to play, he’s just waiting to see if he can get his tourbus (a moped) fixed. But if not Bachman Turner Overdraft have offered to play their set at least twice. It’s only sixteen quid on the door, first band are on at 10am, and Mayday’s featured ale at the pub is Freddie Mercury’s Tache. Warning: If you’re coming for lunch with the family it’s probably best to stay in the lounge inside! Cindy Carmarthen, Bar Manager, The Blind Badger Pub & Venue

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(Above) Bachman Turner Overdraft in action at last year’s May Day. Photo taken by a drunk punter but you get the idea!

Residents Vote On Name For Zoo’s Latest Addition

Breaking legless reptile news just in…You may remember that four weeks ago Beckworth Zoo was blessed with the arrival of a baby male Anaconda and the excited keepers asked local residents to come up with, and vote for, a suitable name for the cuddly critter. Well the votes have been counted and the results are in…. They are as follows: The third most popular choice with 6 votes was Anna (coincidentally the same name as the baby boy’s mother and father, uncle, grandmother and great-granddad). Second was Snakin’ Stevens with 23 votes but the most popular name by far (with a massive 48 votes) was… drum roll please… Scaley McSnakeface. So well done to all Beckworth voters, the 24′ long baby now has a very apt name. Christine Batley. Chief “Serpent” Correspondent. Beckworth Guardian

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(Above) Scaley, the cute baby ananconda, having his breakfast earlier today

St Patricks Day Gig Tonight

Hi to all, this is to remind you that tickets are still available for tonight’s St Patrick’s Day concert in the front bar. This year we’re lucky to have Truck Morrison & The Blarney Stones playing all night and no doubt through til morning. Recently voted the nations’ 224th favourite Van Morrison and Rolling Stones covers band (as voted for in The Daily Telegraph), the 22 piece band will be playing whilst running on the spot to raise money for tomorrow’s Sport Relief. Irelands’ favourite DJ Graham Norton will be compering the event and Michael Flatley‘s sister Maddy has promised to pop by to perform the whole of Riverdance on her own whilst the band plays. There’ll also be a St Patrick’s buffet so come down and jig along. Doors open at 6.46, and tickets cost £134.50. Tonight’s featured real ale is Shane MacGowen’s Smile, and we’ve also got a few old garden gnomes (painted to look like lovely leprechauns) for sale. So see you this evening. Cindy Carmarthen, Bar Manager, The Blind Badger Pub & Venue

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(Above) Graham Norton arriving early at the pub to practice his DJ set

St David’s Day Celebration, Tickets Still On Sale

Hi to all, this is to remind you that tickets are still available for tonight’s St David’s Day party. This year we’re lucky to have the nations’ favourite singing Welsh DJ Aled Jones compering the event and hosting a few hours of Wale’s national sport. Bingo. There’ll also be a Welsh themed buffet and at some point after 8.45pm Wale’s favourite covers band The Panic Street Cleaners will be playing selected tracks from their debut Welsh Language LP “Mae’r Beibl Sanctaidd.” So come and sing along. Doors open at 6.30, and tickets cost £52. Tonight’s featured ale is Leek Loveliness, and we’ve got some out of date snacks for sale. So see you this evening. Cindy Carmarthen, Bar Manager, The Blind Badger Pub & Venue

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(Above) The debut album by The Panic Street Cleaners on sale at the pub tonight

Tickets Still On Sale For New Years’ Eve Celebrations

Hi to all, this is to remind you that tickets are still available for tonight’s New Years’ Eve Hootananny bash. This year we’re lucky to welcome back firm favourite’s The Faith Tones. Jesus’s number one folk troubadours, allegedly an “all-female” god-squad trio, will be playing tracks from their reissued Christmas LP and CD 21 Songs for Jesus’s Birthday, followed by prayers. Doors open at 6.30, and tickets cost £65 which includes a vegetarian hog roast, sparklers and bread & wine in a basket. For the non-wine drinkers tonight’s featured ale is Jesus Wants Me As A Sunbeam, and we’ve got a half-price sale on out of date crisps. So see you this evening to see in 2016 in some style. Cindy Carmarthen, Bar Manager, The Blind Badger Pub & Venue

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Back to The Future Night Tonight

Great news for fans of the best futuristic film made in the past, Back To The Future 2, as we will be showing the entire film in the pub tonight. The film, written by local Hollywood script writer Sylvester Stalone, sent it’s hero, Marvin McFly, along with his GP Doctor Brown, to 21st October 2015 (today). Hence our timely screening. We will show it on our ipad (which we’ll be propping on the bar) so come early if you want a seat where you can see it. Straight after the film Mr Stalone’s daughter Britney Spears will be hosting a question and answer session about the Oscar winning film. She told me that many of the things the film predicted we’d have today come true; we’ve now got drones, mobile phones, skinny jeans, trainers and sleeveless puffa-jackets. And most amazingly it predicted a Starbucks in every street. It’s only £22.60 on the door and tonight’s featured ale at the pub is McFly‘s Delorean. Warning: “If you don’t like 1980s American films set in 2015 stay at home tonight!” Cindy Carmarthen, Bar Manager, The Blind Badger Pub & Venue

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(Above) Marvin Mcfly, in his trademark hat, and film extras on the set of Back To The Future 2