Since 2018 we (Barton Bros. Limited) have produced and managed events at The Garage.

Carrying forward a reputation going back 5 generations, the ethos of how we work at The Garage hasn’t changed from that of our family’s for 112 years. That starts from our absolute focus to deliver the highest quality possible and ends with us creating lasting memories that we hope you, your friends and your family will remember for years to come.

Working with hundreds of small independant businesses and entertaining tens of thousands of people every year, it is a continued combination of tradition and innovation, with people at its heart.

Tom, James and Richard Barton

Barton Bros. Limited

5th Generation Barton Family




Beeston takes on Budapest as we turn The Garage into our take on the famous Hungarian nightlife attraction, THE RUIN BAR. Chill out in our unique and off beat themed indie bar with great drinks, amazing food and cool atmosphere. You’ll glimpse bicycles dangling from the ceiling, 1930s cinema seats and, as you’d expect, the odd vintage car or two.






Award-winning beer straight from the barrel. With pubs closed, we’ve been opening up to provide some of the highest quality real ale in the area. Local beer available to take home and enjoy. It might not be the pub, but it’s as close as we’re going to get to a proper pint.



The Sunday



Working with some of the areas highest quality food and drink producers throughout November, The Garage will be hosting over 25 small independent businesses every weekend. With the focus being fresh produce, you can expect to find things like artisan breads, cheeses, patisseries, pies, eggs, dairy and meats as well as locally brewed beer, ciders, gins and wines.



The Street Food



Our massive monthly festival of international food, locally brewed beer and brilliant live music returns to The Garage in 2020. You can expect more awesome street food from some of the very best street food chefs in the country, who will be bringing amazing world food to the industrial setting of The Garage.


The Sunday

Fine Food & Craft



The Sunday Fine Food & Craft Market brings together some of the highest quality of craft, vintage, home, garden, and food and drink as we transform The Garage into a sprawling urban market hall full of passionate independents. With a pop-up café, book and plant shop, as well as patisserie, artisan coffee, award-winning meats and real ale bar, our bohemian market is rapidly becoming a must visit destination for the East Midlands.




Live at the garage


An eclectic fusion of the UK’s finest comedy club comedians and a venue that has seen an epic 21st Century reimagination, Comedy – Live at The Garage is the rapidly becoming the sell-out show you need to see

ANNUAL Exclusives




This Christmas we’re calling on your support for small independent breweries as we launch what could be a UK first – A takeaway beer festival.

With over 2000 pints, we’ll be showcasing some of the area’s best and most award-winning beer, all available for you to take home and drink over Christmas.

Christmas, great beer and supporting your local businesses. What could be more British than that?

Barton Bros. Present



For a 3rd year, we’re transforming The Garage into our Bavarian beer hall and we’ll take you right into the centre of the world’s oldest and best known beer festival. Official Oktoberfest beer, themed food and one of the UK’s top Oompah bands, Oktoberfest at The Garage is continuing to gain a reputation for one of the best Oktoberfests in the East Midlands. Prost!

Barton Bros. Present


ANNOUNCEMENT: VICTORY IN EUROPE! 1940’s VE Day Fancy Dress Party 2020

Expect a night of live 40’s swing jazz, an electro swing DJ set, swing dance lessons and performances, special VE Day beers, cocktails and themed Allied food. Get ready to party in your most glamorous dress or sharpest military suit as we celebrate a pivotal moment in our Nation’s history. It’s going to be the biggest and best party around this year!

Barton Bros. Present


Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. This September, The Garage will be sliding open its doors giving unprecedented access to what was for a time, the home to Western Europes largest independant bus operator, Barton Transport Limited (Bartons plc).