This year will be the 18th Annual Beer Festival at the Grappenhall Community Centre and will take place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May 2014.

We have a selection of over 30  Real Ales, Ciders, Bottled Beers, Wine and Soft Drinks for drivers.

There will be three sessions as usual:

  • Friday night from 7.30pm to Midnight with entertainment provided by The Retrobeats, over 18′s only
  • Saturday Lunch time is a quiet session where we welcome families, from 12.00 to 5pm
  • Saturday evening from 7.30pm to Midnight with entertainment provided by No Stamp Required. Over 18′s only.

Both bands are well known in the area and will be playing a great selection of Cover Numbers from the 60′s onwards.

Grappenhall Beer Festival TicketsTickets are again available to purchase via the Community Centre Office (Tel 01925 268633) or from bar staff at The Bellhouse from 1st April.

They are also available online immediately and up to the event.  For online ticketing please click the ‘On Sale’ button to the right or click:

Tickets are priced at:

  • £6 for Friday
  • £3 for Saturday lunch time
  • £5 for Saturday evening.

Entry tickets include a commemorative glass and programme.

Hot food will be available to purchase at all sessions.

Upgrade To Main Bar Area

by gyca on 18/02/2014

For those of you who regularly visit The Bellhouse you will have seen that just before Christmas we unveiled the new Lounge Area at the top end of our bar, complete with comfy sofas a fire and ambient lighting.  The Bellhouse Bar Upgrade

The comments we have received since completing this work have been marvellous, everyone loves it and enjoy meeting friends to enjoy a drink here.   The funds for the renovation were provided once again by The Friends of the GYCA and the work was carried out in house.  If you havent been in to see it yet please come soon.

Over the coming weeks we will be upgrading the next section of bar adjacent to the main entrance.


The Bellhouse – New Sign

by gyca on 17/05/2013

You may notice some changes in the coming weeks.  The sign has changed and we are now known as   THE BELLHOUSE instead of the Bellhouse Club.  The BellhouseSign Final 2503 small

THE BELLHOUSE is a traditional village pub open to all.  We look forward to this bringing more customers of all ages to enjoy our facilities at a time that is financially challenging for all pubs and clubs. We have found that those who would love to pop in for a quick drink have been put off by the belief that, in order to do so, they needed to be a Member.  Those that have ventured in have been very pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and the comfortable surroundings on offer.

The Bellhouse Club was a Private Members’ Club until last year.  Under our new licence, there is no longer a need to become a Member of the GYCA to be able to come and use THE BELLHOUSE  bar.  All are welcome!

As many regular users know, The Bellhouse Club was formed as the ‘trading arm’ of the GYCA, a Registered Charity.  This is still the case with THE BELLHOUSE.

For those who wish to become involved in how the organisation is run, free membership of the GYCA is now available and is renewable annually on the
1st August so that we can keep our records up to date.  Members of the GYCA are eligible to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Importantly, you no longer need to be a Member of the GYCA to be able to come and use THE BELLHOUSE  bar.

Putting Up the new sign ……

Well done.

Ian, Paul and Hugh putting up the new sign, it was the “Last of the Summer Wine Comes to Grappenhall”,  well done all of you who helped with our fabulous new sign.


Grappenhall Beer Festival – 17th to 18th May 2013

12 February 2013

This year will be the 17th Annual Beer Festival at the Grappenhall Community Centre and will take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2013. We have a selection of  Real Ales, Ciders, Bottled Beers, Wine and Soft Drinks for drivers. There will be three sessions as usual: Friday night from 7.30pm to Midnight […]

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Fund Raising

16 October 2012

The GYCA received a grant from WREN to upgrade our heating back in August, but in order to access this grant we have to raise £7,500 extra to top it up.  During the past 8 weeks the work has been going on to replace the central heating boiler in the Club House which serves all […]

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Refurbishment of Sports Hall

10 July 2012

In June 2011 we were awarded a Big Lottery Grant for £9000 for the refurbishment of the gym/sports hall at the GYCA. All users of the hall were invited to a meeting to discuss what they would like to see done by way of improvements to the hall and the result is fantastic. We have […]

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Queens Diamond Jubilee Big Lunch

28 June 2012

Despite the rain many of you turned out to attend this event and enjoyed the live music provided by the Chicago Teddy Bears Jazz Band while watching the flotilla on the big screen in the Old Barn. The scouts put on a marvellous BBQ and the GYCA provided their wonderful home made cakes in the […]

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Beer Festival 2012

17 April 2012

The 16th Annual Grappenhall Beer Festival will take place on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May, tickets are now on sale and going fast, so dont leave it until the last minute to get your tickets. This event is always a sell out. The entry price, which includes a comemorative half pint glass and a programme […]

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Kitchen Refit in Olde Barn – Phase One

10 January 2012

The first phase refitting of the kitchen in the Olde Barn is now complete.  Most of the work to fit the units was carried out by our Caretaker / Handyman with just a couple of volunteers from time to time. The results are stunning, we now have an hygenic practical work space.    

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Cheshire Fitcamp donates to GYCA

11 November 2011

Matthew Ruffley of Cheshire Fitcamp has been running a one month series of classes to raise money for gym equipment for the GYCA. Participants have worked hard at a fitness and fat loss workout program, three sessions a week for the past few weeks and can now see the results.  All the money paid to […]

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