Motorsport fans can enjoy the World’s most famous endurance race in a venue like no other as the Wriggly Monkey Brewery hosts a celebration of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at Bicester Heritage on June 15, with guests watching the race live.
The annual pilgrimage to the Circuit de la Sarthe is a must for many British racing enthusiasts, but the Wriggly Monkey Brewery is helping bring the World’s oldest active sports car race to Oxfordshire with a unique event fuelled by its range of real ales. Inspired by the world of motoring and racing, the brewery has established itself as an essential pit stop with a range of carefully engineered beers brewed on site.
Held in the charismatic Motor Transport Yard of the former Royal Air Force bomber base, the Celebration of Le Mans 24 Hours sees the atmosphere of the race track transported to the Bicester campus. Priced at £15 per person, tickets are only available in advance online or from the brewery taproom.
The action on site begins at 1pm, ahead of the French tricolour dropping for the race’s start at 2pm. The brewery’s taproom and outside bars will be serving ales, lager, cider, Berry Bros & Rudd wine and prosecco, and soft drinks as soon as the gates open, while artisanal bakers, The Biscuiterie, will be selling savoury and sweet crepes throughout the afternoon.
A big screen outside the brewery will keep guests up to speed on the racing action throughout the day, and from 4pm a selection of themed food will be available to buy from the event’s food trucks. 4pm will also see the live music start with two bands performing – with the event drawing to a close at midnight as the race enters the small hours.
Owners driving to site in a classic car can reserve prime parking by contacting the brewery in advance and, to ensure that the day can be enjoyed overnight parking is available onsite, allowing guests to collect their vehicles by noon the following day.
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The Wriggly Monkey Brewery is located in the Motor Transport Yard, Bicester Heritage, Launton, Bicester, OX27 8A