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Monthly Calendar of Forthcoming festivals and Events 2009

December 2009

  • Friday 11th December 2009 - The Wurzels (8pm) at Cider Night at The Assembly (Smith & Jones), 110-112 East Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EY (0117 966 6506) Tickets £20.00 in advance from the pub.

November 2009

  • "IAMCIDER" - Photography Exhibition.

Stunning documentary project looking at Somersets remarkable cider heritage by Bill Bradshaw Photography. The culmination of 5 years work, an exhibition is planned to tour the west country and beyond! (17th October - 21st November) Somerset Rural Life Museum, Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DB. Call: 01458 831197 LIMITED EDITION prints available, free entry. see www.iamcider.com for more details.

October 2009

  • Cider Making Open Day 2009 !!! - Thursday 29th October 10am - 4pm

A day of Traditional Cider Making will take place in October half term at Mill House Cider Museum in Owermoigne, Dorset! Apples will be crushed and pressed using the antique equipment - a chance for people to see the traditional way of making cider in the flesh. Over 28 different real Ciders on sale! Apple juice, Cider Brandy, Perry, Mead ... There will also be demonstrations of how cider can be made at home using simple everyday items, as well as games, face painting, folk songs, hot mulled cider and Dorset Apple cake on sale. A fun and interesting day for all ages. Entry Adults £1, Children Free www.millhousecider.com 01305 852220

  • 35th Sheffield Steel City Beer & Cider Festival 1st - 3rd October

at Cemetery Park, Montague Road, off Cemetery Road Sheffield, S11. Over 150 draught & bottled beers, 21 Ciders & 12 Perries. Live music nightly & food available all seesions. Visit the website for more details http://www.sheffieldcamra.co.uk/beerfestival.htm

  • 2nd Didsbury Beer Festival 29th - 31st October

at St Catherine's Social Club School Lane Didsbury. Manchester. Featuring over a dozen ciders and perries in addition to the Local and Lakeland ales on offer. All welcome. For further details visit http://www.didsburybeerfestival.org.uk/

  • 2nd Green Dragon Cider Festival 21st October - until it runs out!

On sale will be: Westcroft - JJJ, Heck's - Kingston Black, Malvern Magic - Dry, Ty Bryn -Perry, Sarahs - Dry, Wilkins - Medium, Crones - Rum cask, Newton - Medium, Oliver's - Dry.

As there was no end date on the flyer I'd advise you to ring before attending on 01482 899801. The Green Dragon is a Mitchells & Butlers pub, situuated at 51 Market Place, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8AA CiderMike 20:32, 19 October 2009 (BST)

  • Applefest at Middle Farm 17-18 0ctober. Music, dance, fun and feasting in celebration of an apple heritage second to none, hosted by the home to the National Collection of Cider and Perry. Two music stages with their own cider bars, Harris's Funfair, Food Fair, Puppet Theatre, Sheep and Chicken Racing, Morris Dancing and the largest permanent collection of ciders and perries to sample, compare and purchase anywhere in the United Kingdom. http://www.middlefarm.com or www.myspace.com/theapplefest
  • Apple & Cider Fair ( Sat 17th / Sun 18th October - 11am to 4pm - Free Entry) Eggesford Garden & Country Centre, Eggesford, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18 7QU

Apple pressing, apple idents, local food, beer, juices etc. Good selection of local ciders to try and buy. Fun for all the family. For more info call 01769 580250 or visit www.eggesfordgardens.com/events

  • 2nd Thanet CAMRA Cider Festival Fri 16th & Sat 17th October

Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9JX (01843 587862) - around 60 real ciders & perries from around the UK, cider related pub food, admission £2 (free to card-carrying CAMRA members), souvenir glasses available. Opening times: Friday 5pm - 11pm, Saturday Noon - 9pm. For up to date information please visit our website http://www.thanetcamraciderfestival.org.uk


  • Old Rudgwick Cider Society, Rudgwick Apple Day, Sunday October 11th Old Rudgwick Cider Society, Rudgwick Apple Day, Sunday Oct 11th, Rudgwick Sports and Social Club, King George V Playing Fields, Bucks Green, Rudgwick, RH12 3JJ. 11 am to 4 pm.

Come and join us pressing the surplus apples that have been collected from around the village and bring your surplus apples along to be pressed on the day. If you bring apples you can take away juice (which freezes well - bring your own containers) or receive a voucher to collect our 2009 cider at the Ellens Green and Rudgwick Gardening Association Summer Show in July 2010. During the Apple Day there are plenty of stalls and side shows to enjoy, all about apples and other rural themes, Secretts Village Shop, Raffles, WI cakes and other comestibles. There are also (messy!) games for children, 2008 vintage "Old Chopper" Cider to sample (strictly over 18 only - ID will be requested), the Social Club is open for refreshments and a Hog Roast with apple sauce! So bring your surplus apples, the whole family, some containers to take away juice, and have a great fun and informative day in Rudgwick, whilst putting surplus apples to good use.

Oliver Ward 01403 823 424.

  • Cider & Perry Festival (10th-11th October) - Roast Ox Inn Painscastle.Free Admission

Apple Pressing, Rural Crafts, Real Ciders & Perries, Traditional Cider Menu. On SATURDAY starting mid-day, Folk Singing with Dave, The Cwmbach Quire, Morris Dancing. In the evening Martin Blake and "The Golden River Boys" ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE B&B Camping Roast Ox Inn, Painscastle, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3JL. Phone 01497 851 398 Email: chris@outdoor-sport.u-net.com www.roastoxinn.co.uk

  • Moon and Bell Cider Festival.

The festival will feature over 15 different traditional ciders and perry. 5 ciders on hand pull and 10 ciders served straight from the barrel. This festival we run over the weekend of 8th-10th October. Address: Moon and Bell, 6 Ward End, Loughborough, LE11 3HA. . Pop in and try some traditional Cider!

Address: Moon and Bell, 6 Ward End, Loughborough, LE11 3HA.

Contact: Daniel Chadaway on 01509 241504.

To celebrate Cider Month, The Hop & Vine will be holding its annual Cider and Perry festival which will feature at least 10 ciders and 5 perrys served on hand pull and from the box.

Ciders on sale will include: Hecks - Medium, Bill Bleasedale’s - Medium, Bennetts - Medium/Dry, Mahorall Farm, Rosie’s DDD - Medium, Berriew, Old Monty’s, Green Valley Cyder - Sweet, Green Valley Cyder - Dry, Rich’s - Farmhouse, Mahorall Farm, Brooklyn Farm, Olivers - Blakeney Red Perry, Tiser - Perry.

The event runs from 8th-11th October 2009, opening hours are Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11:30pm plus from 12 noon on Sunday 11th.

Contact: Stewart Campbell on 07500543199. Website: www.hopandvine.co.uk

September 2009

- Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG (01823 413923) Email: info@hestercombe.com

The Fox & Hounds Hotel is located on the A377 between Barnstaple and Exeter just 200m from Eggesford Station which is linked to both Exeter mainline stations.

This is a rare opportunity to hear a specially prepared talk from the doyenne of West Country apples, and is not to be missed.

Charge: £4 at the door, £2.50 for members of Orchards Live & Orchard Link.


  • The Apple Cider Boat, Bristol 3rd Birthday celebrations. Sunday 20th September 2009 from 3pm.

7 new bottled ciders to try including:

Friels Cider – A brand new cider from Cheltenham, very cool bottle, lovely taste.

Sheppy's Falstaff – really zingy new single variety cider from Taunton's finest cider makers.

Wildwood Blackberry Cider – From Gwynt y Ddraig, the people who make Happy Daze, a wonderful new dry, subtly fruity natural blackberry cider.

Old Moors Sloeberry – Dry, natural, fruity sloe cider, free from artificial ingredients. Old Moors Elderflower – Light, refreshing elderflower cider, free from artificial ingredients.

Pipsqueak – Legendary Australian microbrewers Little Creatures' brand new cider (we're the first venue outside Oz to stock it!)

Days Cottage – Delicious Gloucestershire traditional cider made using unique old apple varieties.

stocks will run out quick so arrive early to avoid disappointment!

  • Brogdale Cider Festival (Sat 19th - Sun 20th) - Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8XZ (01795 536250)

Brogdale Cider Festival 19-20 September

Brogdale's cider festival puts more accent on the apples that go into the cider than the drink itself - but there will be plenty there to try, along with cookery demonstrations, tractor rides for the kids and tours of the orchards. Tickets cost £6 for adults, £3 for children, £15 for a family of four.

  • 3rd Autumnal Equinox - Rochford camra Cider & Perry Festival Friday September 18th - Saturday September 19th 2009

Horse And Groom (formerly Blanchfields Bar), 1 Southend Rd, Rochford, Essex SS4 1HA. Open Fri 4pm - 11pm & Sat 11am-11pm FREE ADMISSION. 20 Ciders and Perries. Full list to be confirmed but ciders including the following have been ordered: Totham Kneecracker, New Forest Snakecatcher, Janet's Jungle Juice, Hecks PortWine, Springfield Red Dragon, Dan-y-Graig, Crossman, Olivers, Wilkins, Gwatkin, and more! Approx 5 mins from Rochford Station on Liverpool St to Southend Victoria line. More details from website www.seecamra.org.uk

  • York Beer & Cider Festival Thursday September 17th - Saturday 19th 2009.

30 Ciders/Perrys will be on sale at an extended festival due to relocation. Up to 200 beers, foreign beers, wine and soft drinks will also be available. There’ll be live music on the Friday and Saturday evenings as well as a good range of food from mainly local caterers and other stalls.

The Knavesmire (Tadcaster Road end) is the new venue and the festival will run from 4pm on Thursday September 17th to Saturday 19th (Friday and Saturday from midday). The site is less than 15 minutes from York Station and is served by regular buses (12 Woodthorpe, 4 FTR Acomb, 13/13A Copmanthorpe and the Coastliner).

Admission is £3 for non-members; camra members get in free on Thursday, £1 at all other times. More details on the website: www.yorkbeerfestival.org.uk/

The Hunters Inn


  • THE HEDDON VALLEY BEER AND CIDER FEST 11-12-13 September, 2009. FREE ADMISSION

The Hunters Inn, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe, North Devon, EX31 4PY. Tel: 01598 763230 [1] or email info@thehuntersinn.net

Around 25 beers and 10 ciders to taste and vote on. Live free music, good food and family entertainment throughout the 3-day event. Laid back chilled atmosphere - come and enjoy!

  • Vineyards of Bordeaux, 6 Frontfield Crescent, Southway, Plymouth.

English wine & cider specialist. Somerset Cider Brandy, Plymouth's main stockist. Please contact the above number for shop opening hours & 2009 Food & Drink Festivals.

local Food, Cider & Craft fair Saturday 5th September 2009 11am till 4pm

Tel: 07931 328908 or email: curzy69@hotmail.com


  • Ross Cider Festival (Fri 4th - Sun 6th Sept 2009) - Ross Cider, Broome Farm, Peterstowe, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Broome Farm grows more than 70 varieties of cider apples and perry pears in its orchards, and every September it celebrates the harvest with a three-day festival. There'll be a ceilidh on the Friday night, live music on the Saturday, and a farmers' market on the Sunday. Tickets cost £7, camping £5pp per night. Details tbc, see website for details.

August 2009

  • Yorkshire Real Ale and Music festival, Barnsley

Saturday 29th August - Monday 31st August

Real ale, ciders, perries (20 plus of them) - plus music (Sat JAZZ, Sun BLUES, Mon FOLK and Family Entertainment) Biggest beer Festival this summer in Yorkshire. LOCKE PARK, BARNSLEY, August Bank Holiday. Excellent music, food. Cover for 1500 people - just in case it rains. http://www.yorkshirefestivals.co.uk/cider.php

  • The Boot & Shoe, Lancaster Cider & Perry Festival (Thurs 27th - Mon 31st August 2009)

171 Scotforth Road Lancaster Following is taken from a Lunesdale Camra newsletter: "from 27 to 31 August there will be a Cider & Perry festival at The Boot & Shoe, with lots of entertainment including kids' parties, race night, djs and bands. If you're a cider fan (or for that matter a lover of real ale) The Boot is the place to be! Ordinary drinkers will have no problems getting to this fantastically popular and lively venue. Confirmed cider drinkers will need an alarm call, satnav, and a bit of paper with their address on for when they need to go home."


SCRUMPY JAX CIDER FESTIVAL The Grand Junction 13 High Street Buckingham MK18 1NT telephone 01280 820597 Cider Festival Saturday 29th August, 30+ ciders / perrys/fruit beers. Pig Roast Live band.. DJ in the garden all day.... email michelewilliams@abbarco.co.uk


  • The Haygate Cider Festival (Fri 28th - Mon 31st Aug 2009) - The Haygate, 26 Haygate Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 1QA - 01952 247333

Times: Friday 7.00pm-1.30am;
Saturday 12.00pm-1.30am;
Sunday 12.00pm-11.00pm;
Monday 12.00pm-11.00pm
Admission: FREE
Over 20 ciders and perries such as Thatchers & Westons. Also on offer will be many bottled ciders and a range of soft drinks for drivers & children. Food will also be available all day. Children welcome until 9pm.
The Haygate Cider Festival will offer the best in local live music.
Friday evening 10pm - Paul Parker & All The Right Friends will be playing their full "electric" set.
Saturday evening 10pm - Teazer playing classic rock & metal.
Sunday afternoon 2pm - Acousic sets from members of local bands. Sundays music will take place outdoors (weather permitting) & there will also be a bouncy castle for children.

  • Bratton Cider Festival Day (Saturday 29th August 2009) - The Duke at Bratton, Melborne Street, Bratton, Wiltshire BA13 4RW (01380 830 242)

Times: Normal pub opening hours
Admission: Free
As well as a range of real ciders, Somerset's premier Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show in the afternoon, providing their own brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western madness to help you drink up thy cider. The Mangledwurzels take to the stage at 2pm.

  • The Fox Inn, Ellisfield, Near Basingstoke, Hampshire 01256 381210 First annual Cider Festival will be held this year (2009) over the weekend of the 22nd & 23rd of August. The Fox will also be serving a few real ales along with the ciders, a BBQ and Hog Roast and live entertainment. All 'Ciderheads' welcome, even miserable ones!!!
  • The Countryman Cider festival - "Yr Afal Mawr" (Sat 15th and Sun 16th August from 12 midday)

7th annual cider festival held at the Countryman Pub at Scurlage on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea. At least 30 ciders and perries, the majority from Welsh producers. Great home-cooked food served all day in our lovely new lounge bar. Live music both days - Red Canyon Duo in the afternoons, Ceilidh Saturday night with Brand of Fire Irish Band, and Borderline Band on Sunday night. Apple-bobbing, children's discos and minibus transport to and from local villages and campsites. For festival and accommodation information, ring Mary on 07970 766884 or email smd.countryman@btinternet.com

  • Coach & Horse Cider Festival, Barton-on-Humber 7th-9th Aug

86-88 High Street, Barton on Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5PU. Tel: 01652-632161 for further details.

  • 2nd Bristol Cider Festival (Fri 7th & Sat 8th Aug 2009) - Brunel Passenger Shed, British Empire & Commonwealth Museum, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH

Times: Friday 7.30pm-11.30pm; Saturday 11.00am-4pm & 7.30pm-11.30pm
Admission: £6.00 in advance; £7.00 on the door. Tickets on sale later in the year.
Over 90 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Ben Crossman's, Rich's, Thatchers, Broadoak and Heck's (Somerset), Gwatkin (Herefordshire), Gwynt Y Ddraig (Wales), and Mr. Whiteheads (Hampshire) - as well as hog roast rolls and cheese platters, and a range of soft drinks for the drivers.
As well as the cider and perry, the Bristol Cider Festival will offer the best in local entertainment. Somerset's premier Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show at all three sessions, providing their own brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western madness to help you drink up thy cider. The Mangledwurzels have played at all CiderFestivals.co.uk festivals across the country from Norwich to Swansea - and are guaranteed to entertain.


  • West Country Beer & Cider Festival - Near Worthington, Lancashire

6th - 9th August 2009

Crown at Worthington. Hotel, restaurant & bar.

Thursday, 06 August 2009 at 16:00 Sunday, 09 August 2009 at 22:30

Platt Lane, Standish, Worthington,

Around 25 beers & ciders, served through 13 handpumps on the bar.


  • Cider Festival (Sunday 2nd August 2009) - The Foresters Arms, Holywell, East Coker, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 9NF. Tel: 01935 862554.

Times: Normal pub opening hours
Admission: Free
As well as a range of real ciders, Somerset's premier Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show from 2pm in the afternoon, providing their own brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western madness to help you drink up thy cider.

  • Plymouth Local Food & Craft Fair Saturday 1st August 2009.

10am till 4pm @ VoB Plymouth, 6 Frontfield Crescent, Southway, Plymouth. Wine, Beer, Cider, Jams, Chutney & Chocolate all available to purchase on the day. contact Ian Curzon-Berners, Email: curzy69@hotmail.com Tel: 07931 328908.

July 2009

  • Dirty Dick's Cider Festival @ Time Bar, 48a London Road Leicester LE2 3PR. Tel: 0116 2619 301.

THURSDAY 30th JULY - 6pm til 11pm FRIDAY 31st JULY - All Day SATURDAY 1st AUGUST - All Day

30 Different Ciders

Free BBQ between 6pm - 8pm (Thurs & Fri)

LIVE BAND 8pm - 11pm Thursday

  • Owd Nell's Pressed Cider Festival (Fri 31st July - Sun 2nd August)

The north west's only cider festival held at Guy's Thatched Hamlet, Bilsborrow, Lancashire PR3 0RS. "Owd Nell's" Canalside cider bar will be open all weekend in the marquee. Live music, cider tasting, family day on Sunday with a farmers market. Further Information: 01995 640020

  • The Clifton Village Cider Festival 23rd-27th July at The Portcullis, Wellington Terrace, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4LE.

Tel: 0117 9085536 or see www.dawkins-taverns.co.uk

Festy open Thu 4.30-11pm; Fri 4.30pm-Midnight, Sat Noon-Midnight; Sun Noon-10.30pm; Mon 4.30-11pm

Over 30 Real ciders & perries. Free entry. Good food, plus usual great real ales and other drinks.

Fancy Dress Friday Freebie! Turn up in appropriate costume and get a free pint!

  • Bath Cricket Club Cider Festival (Fri 24th Jul 2009) - Bath Cricket Club, North Parade, Bridge Road, Bath BA2 4EX

Times: 7.30pm-11.30pm
Admission: £6.00 in advance; £7.00 on the door. Tickets on sale later in the year.
Part of the Bath Cricket Club 150th Anniversary Celebrations. Over 90 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Ben Crossman's, Rich's, Thatchers, Broadoak and Heck's (Somerset), Gwatkin (Herefordshire), Gwynt Y Ddraig (Wales), and Mr. Whiteheads (Hampshire) - as well as hog roast rolls and cheese platters, and a range of soft drinks for the drivers.
As well as the cider and perry, Somerset's premier Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels will be providing their own brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western madness to help you drink up thy cider.

  • Criterion Cider, Perry, & Cheese Festival Thurs 16th - Sun 19th - Criterion Freehouse, 44 Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN (0116 2625418) - More details nearer the date.
  • Swan & Rushes Cider, Perry, & Cheese Festival (Fri 17th - Sun 19th) - Swan & Rushes, 19 Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WR (0116 2339167) - In conjunction with the Criterion as above. At least 30 C&Ps and 24 cheeses between the two venues. More details nearer the date.
  • 1st Cardiff Cider Festival (Fri 17th & Sat 18th Jul 2009) - The Great Hall, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3QN.

SOLD OUT

Times: Friday 7.30pm-11.30pm; Saturday 11.00am-4pm & 7.30pm-11.30pm
Admission: £6.00 in advance; £7.00 on the door. Tickets on sale later in the year.
Over 90 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Ben Crossman's, Rich's, Thatchers, Broadoak and Heck's (Somerset), Gwatkin (Herefordshire), Gwynt Y Ddraig (Wales), and Mr. Whiteheads (Hampshire) - as well as hog roast rolls and cheese platters, and a range of soft drinks for the drivers.
As well as the cider and perry, Somerset's premier Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels will be providing their own brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western madness to help you drink up thy cider. The Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show at the Friday evening and Saturday daytime sessions (but not Sat evening - other entertainment to be confirmed!).

*** Venue tbc ***, see website for details, looking unlikely this year..

  • The CONTINENTAL'S FIRST CIDER AND PERRY FESTIVAL 9TH-11TH JULY - @ The Continental, Preston, Lancs

Three days of the very best in real ciders and perrys - 60 different varieties from the UK & Europe!

And to help the delicious ciders and perrys go down we have live music in the beer garden, in a specially erected marquee, from the very best artists on the local music scene. See you there!

Times: Thursday 9th 6pm-12am Friday 10th 12pm-12am Saturday 11th 12pm-12am

www.newcontinental.net The Continental - South Meadow Lane - Preston - PR1 8JP. Telephone: 01772 499425.

  • CIDER & PERRY FESTIVAL (04th-05th July) - Roast Ox Inn Painscastle.

Real Ciders & Perries, Traditional Cider Menu, And on SATURDAY starting mid-day, Folk Singing. The Cwmbach Quire, ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE B&B Camping Roast Ox Inn, Painscastle, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3JL. Phone 01497 851 398 Email: chris@outdoor-sport.u-net.com www.roastoxinn.co.uk

  • The Victoria Hotel Cider Festival starting on Friday 3rd July 2009.

23 different bottled ciders will be available, plus Weston's Old Rosie on handpump. Victoria Hotel, 39 Market Place, Hornsea, HU18 1AN. Tel: 01964 533133.

June 2009

  • Gillingham Town Football Club Cider Festival Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4HX

Annual Memorial Day 27 th June, Starts at 1100. BBQ , Bouncy Castle, Veterans and Youths Football matches, Penalty shoot outs etc. Cider Festival from 1 pm with wide range of local ciders. Live music 6 pm with Indigo Blue.

40 Differents Ciderson sale as well as a hog roast!

Stubington Wharf is just a short walk away from Hebden Bridge railway station. Follow the the Rochdale Canal tow path towards Todmorden for about 15 minutes and you’ll find the pub just after lock number 11. They are also on a regular bus routes - bus numbers 590, 592 and 594 all stop close by.

The event takes palce on the evening of Friday 26th, then all day Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 2009.

  • Not Served With Ice Midsummer Cider Festival, Scarbrough Hotel, Bishopgate Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DY Map.

It will feature around 8 real ciders hand-picked from the heart of cider country from Sunday 21st to Saturday 27th June.

  • Country Ceilidh Arlington Court, near Barnstaple, 7pm Pre-booked tickets (booked before 4pm on the 26 June) are £12.50 and include a burger and glass of Devon cider ( Killeton cider ) or apple juice. Special door price of £7 adult and £4 children which does not include food. Burgers and a range of drinks to buy.
  • The Green Dragon Cider Fayre, The Green Dragon, 52 Market Place, Beverley (Nr Hull), East Yorkshire, HU17 8AA Map.

There will be eight ciders, three perries and one Perry/Cider mix totalling twelve products supplied by Solway Cider Company. It runs from Wednesday June 17th and Saturday June 27th 2009 and coincides with the Folk Festival. They will be setting up a special Cider Bar (at the end of the bar nearest Market).

Please note: If you are visiting for the above event there is also a festival at the Beverley Folk Festival village (on the leisure centre fields) which will be selling Natterjack West Country Cider (Sweet, Medium and Dry) on handpump at £1.50 a half.

A relaxed weekend of folk music and cider at England's best pub, on the Dorset coast. We’re back this coming summer on june 13 and 14 at the best pub in the world - the square and compass in the village of worth matravers. The line-up is as follows : DJs : Gaz Mayall (Gaz’s Rockin Blues), Pete Lawrence, Boss, Bessos, Alucidnation, Bill &Coo, AJ & Simon Emmerson. Live : Nancy Wallace, Dollboy, Eva Abraham. The event is free.

Held jointly at:- The Red Lion, Middleton, The Spread Eagle, Cottingham, The Royal George, Cottingham, The Castle Inn, Caldecot, The Talbot Inn, Gretton, The White Swan, Harringworth, The George & Dragon, Seaton. Over 120 real ales and ciders many locally produced, vintage buses connect the different pubs on the Saturday, programmes available with bus timetable mid May, see the website for more details.

  • Chappel Cider Festival (Thurs 4th - Sun 7th) - The Chappel Cider Festival celebrates its 10th year at Chappel in 2009, growing in popularity each year, it is expected to have around 70 different Ciders, Wines and Perrys available. See website for more details.

May 2009

Boringdon Road, Turnchapel, Plymouth, PL9 9TB 01752 402 765.

Friday 29th & Saturday 30th May 2009.

A wonderful weekend of the finest West Country ciders, sizzling farm sausages and local cask ales. With music and merriment Don't forget your dungarees, checked shirts and straw hats! Family run Freehouse situated on the waterfront in the historic fishing village of Turnchapel. A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere awaits whether you are visiting us for drinking, to dine or to stay in our cottage guesthouse. We are ideally located to Mountbatten for all you’re your water sports needs, The South West Costal path for walking and only a short drive or water taxi to The Barbican and Plymouth City Centre. The Clovelly Bay Inn offers a real log fire, free Wurlitzer jukebox; disabled access and facilities, a mother and baby room and we always welcome friendly dogs. We look forward to seeing you soon. FEATURED IN THE GOOD PUB & BEER GUIDES 2009.

  • Three Greyhounds Cider festival - Soho, London - 2 weeks from May 18th to June 6th 2009

The Three Greyhounds invites you to our Summer Cider Festival, taking place between Monday 18th May and Saturday 6th June.

We kick off our festival with scrumpy tasting hosted by ourselves in conjunction with Weston's Cider. Come along between 17:30 and 19:30 on Monday 18th May to meet the Weston's rep, sample some of their brew, and stay for the evening; complimentary snacks shall be available.

Throughout the festival we shall be offering a range of hand-pulled, draught, and bottled ciders. With two pumps dedicated to serving you an abundance of wonderful ciders on a rotating basis, you can rest assured that your cider needs won't go unmet.

Whilst you're relaxing over a glass or two of refreshing cider, why not enter our prize draw and be in with a chance of winning a trip to the Weston's Cider Mill in Herefordshire and a complimentary meal for two.

To end our festival in style we shall be throwing a party for cider lovers on Saturday 6th June. There will be Morris Dancers putting on a show, free snacks for you to nibble on, and a top-notch range of ciders for you to feast upon until 1am.

We sincerely hope that you'll be able to join us for our festival and look forward to seeing you there.

Kind Regards,

Lizzy and The Three Greyhounds Team

25 Greek Street (on the corner of Old Compton and Greek) Soho W1D 5DD 0207 494 0953

The Haven Arms, Sherriff's Highway, Hedon (near Hull), East Riding of Yorkshire.

10 real ciders on hand pull from the below list:

  • Hayles Cider – 'Badger Bottom' Dry.
  • Hayles Cider – 'Badger Bottom' Medium.
  • Hayles Cider– 'Badger Bottom' Sweet.
  • Solway Cider– 'Cumberland'.
  • Solway Cider– 'Macallan' Dry (fermented in Whiskey barrells).
  • Solway Cider– 'Piggy Lane'.
  • Ross On Wye Cider – Medium.
  • Ross On Wye Cider – Dry.
  • Barnfield Cider – Dry.
  • Barnfield Cider - Medium Dry.
  • Barnfield Cider – Medium.
  • Boston Farm Cider – Medium.
  • Boston Farm Cider – Sweet.
  • Barkers Cider.
  • Orgasmic Cider – 'Yarlington Mill'.
  • Rous Cider – Medium.
  • Rous Cider – 'Rat Tale' Dry.
  • Upper House Farm Cider.
  • Newton Cider.

As well as the above there will be 4x Westons.

The pub will also be stocking 3 ciders permanent basis following this event. Call Mark at The Haven Arms on (01482) 897695 for details.


  • The George Inn Shrewton SP3 4DH Near Stonehenge

1st Annual Cider Festival. 14 Quality Ciders Saturday 23rd May Starts 12.00 Live music from 7.00pm The George Inn Is a 16th Century Coaching Inn, A Traditional country Pub & Free House. Food served 12.00-2.00 7.00-9.00

  • Welsh Perry & Cider Festival - The Clytha Inn (Starts 6pm Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd to Mon 25th May 2008)

The Clytha Inn, between Raglan and Abergavenny. Wide choice of real Welsh ciders and perries from a large number of producers. Music and food, including a hog-roast on Sunday evening. Food 9am - 9pm. Camping secured by pre-paid deposit - contact The Clytha for details.

  • 36th Cambridge Beer Festival (Mon 18th to Sat 23th May 2009) - Jesus Green, Cambridge.

Over 100 different ciders and perries available.

  • "iamcider" - Photography Exhibition. Stunning documentary project looking at Somersets remarkable cider heritage by Bill Bradshaw Photography. The culmination of 5 years work, an exhibition is planned to tour the west country and beyond! (27th -30th May) Royal Bath & West of England Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. Look for the Cider & Orchards tent (which is an excellent place to visit for anyone remotely interested in real cider, and they're very friendly there too.)

see www.iamcider.com for more details - more venues to follow, keep watching!

  • 5th Blandford Beer Festival (Fri 1st to Mon 4th May 2009) - Railway Hotel, Oakfield Street, BLANDFORD FORUM, Dorset DT11 7EX. [2] Tel: 01258-456374.

A selection of Ciders & Perrys from the local area, in addition to the 55 real ales.
Open 11.30am to 11.30pm daily. Live music every afternoon and evening - see website for more details.
Get the X8 Bus from Poole (nearest Rail).

April 2009

  • Powerstock Cider Festival in West Dorset (Friday 24th April 6.30pm)- yes it's back again for it's eighth year, still lots more ciders to try. We had 22 different makers last year and I think we will match that again this year. The usual food stalls will be there and plenty of music through out the night. Come on down to Dorset and enjoy the fun. Entrance £3.00 on the door.

Contact Nick Poole for more details 01308 485 235


  • Mansfield Beer & Cider Festival (Thurs 2nd to Sun 5th April) - The Intake Club, Kirkland Avenue, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 5QP. More details

As usual, quality real ciders and perries will be selected from across the UK.

Ciders
Torkard Cider Floppy Tabs (6.0%), Three Cats, Skidbrooke Cyder, Rockingham Forest Sulgrave Orchard (6.4%), Dan Y Graig (6.0%), Springfield Old Barn (7.2%), Gwynt Y Ddraig Pyder (6.5%), Day’s Cottage, Sarah’s (7.0%), Gwatkin Yarlington Mill (7.5%), Ben Crossman Home Orchard (7.0%), Hecks Port Wine of Glastonbury (6.5%), Parson’s Choice (7.0%), Rich’s Legbender (6.0%)

Perries
Oliver’s Draught Perry, Newton Court Draught Perry

Close to Mansfield railway station and Mansfield Bus station.
Food (hot and cold) available at all sessions.
Three (3) rooms:
1 x quiet room (where the cider and perry bar will be situated);
1 x Lounge for acoustic bands: Damon Downs, Kick 'n' Rush & The Fab Two;
1 x Gig room (loud!) for the bands: Almaboobies (all girl band) & The Beetroot Kings.

March 2009

Mill House Cider Museum, Owermoigne, Dorset

Cider Tasting and Competition !


Everyone who brought over their own apples in the Autumn to make cider on our equipment is invited back for a 'Best Cider' competition, discussions and tastings at 2pm on Sunday 29th March.

There will also be the opportunity for people to taste ALL of the different bottled ciders that we sell in the shop, as well as the usual draught farm cider

EVERYBODY WELCOME, please phone or email to enter or for details http://www.millhousecider.com

  • Leicester Beer Festival (Wed 11th 5pm-11pm, Thurs 12th - Sat 14th 11am-11pm) - The annual four day Leicester Beer Festival kicks off on Wednesday 11th March 2009 at 5pm at The Charotar Patidar Samaj, the same venue that has been so successful for the previous 8 years. The usual heady mix of 200 beers, 30+ ciders & perrys, and authentic curries.

Ciders & Perrys
Bridge Farm Cider (Med) 6.8% Bridge Farm Pyder (Med) 6.5% Burrow Hill (Med/Dry) 6.5% Crossmans Tremletts (Med/Dry) 7.0% Crossmans Home Orchard (Med/Dry) 7.0% Gwatkins Kingston Black (Dry) 7.5% Gwatkin Stoke Red (Sweet) 7.5% Gwatkin Thorn Perry (Dry) 7.5% Gwatkin Blakeney Red Perry (Med) 7.5% Gwynt Y Ddriag Black Dragon (Med/Dry) 7.2% Gwynt Y Ddriag Dabinett (Med) 6.0% Gwynt Y Ddriag Pyder (Med) 6.0% Gwynt Y Ddriag Malvern Hills Perry (Med) 5.5% Gwynt Y Ddriag Two trees Perry (Med/Sweet) 5.0% Hecks Vilberie 2 years Old (Dry) 7.5% Hecks Port Wine of Glastonbury (Med) 7.5% Hecks Blakeney Red Perry (Med/Sweet) 6.5% Naish Natural (Dry) 7.2% Newton Court (Sweet) 5.0% Newton Court Perry (Med/Sweet) 7.5% Old Monty (Med) 6.5% Olivers Cider (Med) 6.0% Olivers Perry (Med) 7.0% Rich's Legbender (Med/Dry) 6.0% Rich's Farmhouse (Sweet) 6.0% Rockingham Forest Sulgrave Orchard Cider (Med) 6.4% Thatchers Cheddar Valley (Dry) 6.0% Westcroft Janets Jungle Juice (Med) 6.5% Westcroft Dry 6.5%

February 2009

The Fish Market Restaurant, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth
Summerskills ale & Countryman cider event 4th February 7pm £22.50pp
Selection of local ale's & cider to go with a dinner of locally cought fish.
Please contact Ian Curzon-Berners 07931 328908
  • 3rd Bath Cider Festival (Thursday 12th, Friday 13th & Saturday 14th Feb 2009) - Bath Pavillion, North Parade Road, Bath, BA2 4EU (01225 486902)

Times: Thursday : 7.30pm-11pm; Friday: 7.30pm-11pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm & 7.30pm-11pm.
Advanced tickets are £6.00 per session available from the box office or the Bath Pavilion website, £7.00 on the door. Any unsold tickets will be made available on the door - but buying your tickets in advance is highly recommended as over 500 people were turned away at the doors at the 2008 Bath Cider Festival, which sold out on both days. Tickets on sale from the Pavilion Box Office now.
The 3rd Bath Cider Festival sees the return to the Bath Pavilion, the home of Cider Festivals.co.uk for another epic two-day cider festival. On offer will be over 80 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Ben Crossman's, Rich's, Thatchers, Broadoak and Heck's (Somerset), Weston's and Gwatkin (Herefordshire), Gwynt Y Ddraig (Wales), and Mr. Whiteheads (Hampshire) - as well as hog roast rolls and hot dogs, and a range of soft drinks for the drivers.
As well as the cider and perry, the Bristol Cider Festival will offer the best in local entertainment. Somerset's premier Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show at all three sessions as usual, providing their own brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western madness to help you drink up thy cider. The Mangledwurzels have played at all CiderFestivals.co.uk festivals across the country from Norwich to Swansea - and are guaranteed to entertain.

January 2009

  • 1st Bristol Winter Cider Festival (Fri 30th & Sat 31st Jan 2009) - Brunel Passenger Shed, British Empire & Commonwealth Museum, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH

Times: Friday 7.30pm-11.30pm; Saturday 11.00am-4pm & 7.30pm-11.30pm
Admission: Advanced tickets are £6.00 per session available from the box office or the Bath Pavilion website, £7.00 on the door. Any unsold tickets will be made available on the door - but buying your tickets in advance is highly recommended as over 500 people were turned away at the doors at the 2008 Bath Cider Festival, which sold out on both days. Tickets on sale from the Pavilion Box Office now.

The 1st Bristol Cider Festival was a great success, so CiderFestival.co.uk have booked the awesome Brunel Passenger Shed at the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum in Temple Meads, Bristol for two cider festivals in 2009. The end of January sees the first, another epic two-day cider festival to kick those post-Christmas blues away. On offer will be over 80 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Ben Crossman's, Rich's, Thatchers, Broadoak and Heck's (Somerset), Weston's and Gwatkin (Herefordshire), Gwynt Y Ddraig (Wales), and Mr. Whiteheads (Hampshire) - as well as hog roast rolls and hot dogs, and a range of soft drinks for the drivers.
As well as the cider and perry, the Bristol Cider Festival will offer the best in local entertainment. Somerset's premier Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show at all three sessions (no more Meatloaf!), providing their own brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western madness to help you drink up thy cider. The Mangledwurzels have played at all CiderFestivals.co.uk festivals across the country from Norwich to Swansea - and are guaranteed to entertain.

  • Charity Wassail (Sat 17th Jan 2009) - Rich's Farmhouse Cider, Mill Farm, Watchfield, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 4RD (01278 783651)

Details: On the real Twelfth Night come and join Scrumpy & Western band The Mangledwurzels to serenade the orchards of Rich's Cider Farm. Full details to follow.