About us / What we do

imageEstablished in 1993, Flying Firkin is a leading specialist beer supplier to UK cask ale festivals, food, drink and music events, and to great pubs that want something special in the way of cask conditioned real ale.We can supply an unrivalled range of great beers from around the UK in a single drop – and we tidy up after ourselves, picking up and returning empty containers to the owning brewers.

A well-planned beer festival can boost your reputation for great beer and deliver real value to your business.

With more new beer drinkers than ever looking to experience what’s great and new about the beer category, a beer festival can be the opportunity for you to put your business on the map locally and provide a real point of difference.

There are now more beer festivals than ever before – but even an experienced retailer needs a supplier/partner to guide them through the features and benefits of a well planned and executed event.

With our plethora of experience we can point out the pit falls when running an inaugural festival.

The Flying Firkin team are not just here to supply you with the UKs leading beer locally and nationally, we are here to provide help and advice for you to get the most from planning and organising a beer festival – maximizing the value, reducing the risks and making sure your customers get the most from something that can transform your business – if done right.

Our Flying Firkin staff have accumulated many years of experience working with brewers & festival organisers, seeking out and selecting the best beers available for the season ahead.

Our delivery drivers provide face to face advice when delivering your order. We pride ourselves on supplying customers with their complete beer requirements, doing the hard work of foraging for something special and delivering stock to you in the best possible condition.

Once you have made your selection, we will then project manage your bespoke order.

We suggest making your final choice six weeks before your event to allow us to secure the specific beers that you want.

Information on any food allergens which may be present in your selected beers is available on request.

We will confirm your order on receipt, and if for any reason we can’t source the beer that you ordered then we will always let you know and offer you an alternative product.

We hold core stock in our temperature-controlled warehouses, keeping beers in the best possible condition. We know that quality standards are vital for our customers, so we target Salsa or SIBA FSQ accredited suppliers.

We will deliver everything in one delivery, either by pallet haulier or on our own dray.

Payment is required 30 days from delivery.

We will return to uplift our containers within six weeks from the delivery, repatriating casks and kegs to the owning brewers, keeping your site clear.