Join us for an evening of wine tasting featuring Ben Straw alongside the Lincoln Cheese Society.

With nearly 14 years in the wine industry, Ben Straw started in retail with an independent wine merchant, eventually branching into hospitality and offering tastings, training, and corporate events. In 2015, he founded Lincoln Wine School, providing WSET courses to Lincolnshire and beyond.

Ben holds the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits, a qualification achieved by around 12,000 people worldwide. As a Certified Educator for the Education Trust, he travels nationally to assist other Programme Providers in the UK.

Experience the flavors of 8 to 10 wines, paired perfectly with cheeses from the Lincoln Cheese Society. It’s an evening of great wines, expert insights, and delicious pairings – join us for a laid-back and enjoyable time.



Experience a curated journey through six distinct craft beers from Ferry Ales, guided by John, the brewery’s owner and head brewer. Gain valuable insights into the brewing process and the unique flavors each beer offers, presented in a straightforward manner by a seasoned expert.

Adding a savory touch to the evening, Fiona, a true Yorkshire native, ensures that hunger is kept at bay with her homemade pie and peas.

The takeaway from this experience extends beyond the immediate tasting. You’ll leave with six carefully selected beers and a branded glass, allowing you to continue the exploration at home.

For those inclined to explore further, additional bottles and gift packs will be available for purchase during the event.

Discover Ferry Ales Brewery, an award-winning establishment in Fiskerton, just outside Lincoln. Established by John Cussons in 2016, the brewery operates efficiently, supplying beer in bottles, casks, and kegs to local outlets, including The Lincolnshire Co Op, as well as pubs and restaurants. Embracing inclusivity, all our beers, except for our coffee milk stout, are vegan-friendly, and gluten-free options are now available.