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Monthly Calendar of cider festivals and Events 2011

December 2011

  • CIDER, PERRY & BEER FESTIVAL, 2nd - 4th December.

In conjunction with BOPA White Water Canoe Tour “Catering With Intent” is running a Cider, Perry and Beer bar which is open to all. Come and join us at Glasbury House, Glasbury, Hereford. HR3 5NW. SATURDAY EVENING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. LIMITED ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE B&B or Camping pre booking essential Phone 01497 851 297 Email:info@catering-withintent.co.uk For further info.

November 2011

October 2011

  • Apples and Pears Week, 29 October -4th November at The White Lion, 73 Oak Street, Norwich, NR3 3AQ.

Around 15 ciders and perries mainly from East Anglia but a couple from elsewhere in the UK. Traditional English food all day every day (except Tuesday) with an apple and pear theme. Excellent real ale range from weak mild and bitter to strong hoppy brews as well as some less common Belgian and USA beers. Lots of games, Bar Billiards, Darts, lots of board games. 12 Noon-11pm (10.30pm Sunday)

  • Apples and Pears Week, 29 October -4th November at The White Lion, 73 Oak Street, Norwich, NR3 3AQ.

Around 15 ciders and perries mainly from East Anglia but a couple from elsewhere in the UK. Traditional English food all day every day (except Tuesday) with an apple and pear theme. Excellent real ale range from weak mild and bitter to strong hoppy brews as well as some less common Belgian and USA beers. Lots of games, Bar Billiards, Darts, lots of board games. 12 Noon-11pm (10.30pm Sunday)

  • Halloween Cider Festival, 29 October 2011 at The Jack Russell Inn, Swimbridge, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0PN.

Over 25 westcountry ciders available from the cider bar, along with 4 live bands, Pie & chips from 6pm, Children's Halloween games & pumpkin carving competition. Call 01271 830366 for details.

  • October Autumn Festival 26-31 October 2011 at Pig n Falcon, New Street, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1AE.

At least 6 (maybe 8) real specialist Ciders/Perrys on draft, plus bottles.

  • Apple Pressing Day, 23 October 2011 at Dove Syke, Eaves Hall Lane, West Bradford, Clitheroe, BB7 3JG.

This new company has been making cider for the lkast year or so and are holding an apple pressing day for the general public to bring their own apples to be pressed, or just come along and see what goes on. There will be tasting sessions, a bar, off sales and food. Runs 11am - 5pm.

  • Stubbing Apple Day, October 22nd 2011 at Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Tel: (01422)844107.

Cider festival with entertainment, cider making and food.

  • 3rd Cornish Cider Festival Saturday 22nd October 12 noon ~ 10.30pm

Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0DA

Ciders include: Cornish Orchards, Countryman Cider, Healey's Cyder Farm, Helford Creek Keith Langmaid's Cider, Thatchers, Orchard Pig, Polgoon Vineyard, Rattler, and Skreach Cider.

  • Cider Making Day, 22 October 2011 at Camley Street Natural Park, King's Cross, London N1.

Cider making and a cider tasting session, 3-4pm. See thelondonorchardproject.org or email david@thelondonorchardproject.org

  • Meet The Cider Maker, 18 October 2011 at LYH, 10 Northumberland Road, Newcastle, NE1 8JF.

Meet The Cider Maker (Alan Robinson, Westons Cider) between 7.00-8.30pm. Tickets £3.00 available from the bar. Price includes cider & perry samples, nibbles and the talk from Alan.

  • Middle Farm Apple Festival 15 - 16 October Middle farm, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LJ.

Bigger and better than ever before...more apples, more music, more dancing, more food, more cider, more fun for the whole family. www.middlefarm.com t:01323 811411

  • Cider Making Day, Sunday October 16th (10.00-17.30). Day trip to Much Marcle, Herefordshire from Bristol Cider Shop.

Make your own gallon of cider at Lyne Down Farm in the morning, then visit Westons for a tour of the famous cider mill in the afternoon.
£65 includes all entry fees, transport, lunch, cider tastings and a gallon of juice to take away. Limited places, advance booking essential.

  • Cider Making Day, 16 October 2011 at Centre for Wildlife Gardening, Marsden Road, Peckham, London SE15.

Cider making and a cider tasting session, 1-4pm. See thelondonorchardproject.org or email david@thelondonorchardproject.org for details.

  • Cider and Sausage Festival, Friday 14th October 2011 at The Greyhound, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5EZ.

Free entry and open during normal pub hours with live entertainment from 9pm with The Skimmity Hitchers.

  • Woodthorpe Hall Cider Run, 15 October 2011 at Woodthorpe Hall, Fanshaw Gate Lane, Holmesfield, nr Dronfield, S18 7WA.

Dick Shepley invites members of the local public to help him make cider for next years supply of his famous tipple 'Owd Barker' Cider. There'll be a couple of hours helping with the apple pressing and learning about the process before hand delivering a couple of barrels of cider to pubs in the nearby villages. They then relax a local pub with food for a bit, before returning to Woodthorpe Hall to enjoy a glass or two of cider with the workers! Sounds like fun to me!

  • The Continental's 7th Beer Festival, October 13th - 15th

[1], The big one is back. We are scouring the country to bring you the very best ale, cider and perry that the UK has to offer. In addition, as an exciting new beer fest speciality we will host a number of UK and World Keg beers on tap after the festival. Well in excess of 100 real ales, ciders, perrys & speciality keg beers, with food stalls, fantastic live music & a general great atmosphere. Come down by the riverside and spend a fabulous weekend with us at the Continental’s Seventh Beer Festival. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire PR1 8JP 01772 499425.

  • Meet the Cider Maker, 13 October 2011 at The Central Hotel, Half Moon Lane, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 2AN.

Meet the cider maker: Alan Robinson from Westons Cider. Event runs from 7.00-8.30pm. Tickets £3.00 available from the bar. Price includes cider & perry samples, nibbles and a talk from Alan.

  • Meet the Cider Maker, 11th October 2011 at The Head Of Steam, 3 Reform Place, North Road, Durham, DH1 4RZ.

Starting at 7.00pm this Meet the Cider Maker event allows you to learn about Westons ciders. There will also be 4 real ciders, a buffet, and a branded glass to take home. Tickets are £1.

  • Ralph's Cider making Festival, October 8th - 9th, at Ralph's Cider Mill, Old Badland, Powys, LD8 2TG. Tel: 01544 350304. Email: james@ralphscider.co.uk

Coaches, Bus Trips, etc Catered for, please book ahead with your details please.

  • Cider and Perry Festival, 8 October 2011 at Weighbridge, Scarfield Wharf, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SQ.

There will be ciders and perry's from John Barker Cyder & upsy daisy perry, Hogans, Tardebigge cider and more. The Weighbridge will also be offering a bread and cheese menu to compliment the cider and perry and there's an opportunity to meet local cider producers. Runs from 12pm - 9pm.

  • YEO! CIDER, Yeoford Village Hall Real Cider Festival. Saturday 1st October. At least 13 perries, ciders and fruit ciders from all around the UK including some of the CAMRA medal winners of 2011. Drinks available in 1/2pt and 1/3pt measures. Hot roast pork baps, sausage baps & Quickes cheese rolls plus snacks. Live entertainment throughout the day with the Dartmoor Pixie Band playing in the afternoon. Traditional & apple based games. Travel by train to fully enjoy the range of drinks on offer. Train times on the website. All the proceeds go to Yeoford's New Community Hall Fund. Free soft drinks for drivers and children. Doors open 12 Noon until late. £3.00 entry includes souvenir glass and programme. Entrance free for children. Drinks available in 1/2pt and 1/3pt measures and all at £2.70 a pint! Yeoford Village Hall, Yeoford, Crediton, Devon EX17 5HZ. See http://www.yeocider.co.uk/ for more details.
  • Cider Month at The Lincolnshire Poacher, 161 - 163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham.

Their regular selection of 6 ciders will be increased to 10 ciders and 5 perries from all over the country. All month there will also be a cider inspired menu and 1/3 pints will be available to help people try as many ciders as they like. 2 and 4 pint take aways of all ciders will also be available.

  • Cider Month at The Old Poets' Corner, Butts Road, Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 0EW.

Over 25 different Ciders and Perries available throughout October.

  • Cider Month at Jarrow Brewery pubs in Tyne and Wear.

20 different ciders and perries will be available over the course of the month, all at £2.95 a pint. The participating pubs are.. Robin Hood, Primrose Hill, Jarrow, NE32 5UB. Maltings, Claypath Lane, South Shields, NE33 4PG. Isis, 26 Silkworth Row, Sunderland, SR1 3QJ.

  • Cider Month at The Head Of Steam, 3 Reform Place, North Road, Durham, DH1 4RZ.

To celebrate Cider & Perry month, The Head Of Steam will be selling ciders and perrys for the duration of October.

  • Cider Month at Oddfellows, 7 Albion Road, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE30 2RJ.

A dedicated cider festival with 16 ciders/perries starting at at 7.30pm on the Thursday.


September 2011

  • Hull (beer and) CIDER Festival, 29th September to 1st October at Mortimer Suite, Hull City Hall, Hull, East Yorkshire. Opening Times: Thursday 12 - 5 (free), 5 - 11 (Individual £3 / Two for £5), Friday 12 - 4 (free), 5 - 11 (ticket only - Individuals £3 / Two for £5) and Saturday 12 - 8 (free entry). Advanced tickets available from Lion & Key (formally Nellys Bar), Scale Lane, Hull and Wellington Inn, Russell Street, Hull.

Real cider include Ampleforth Abbey Dry Cider 8.3%, Burrow Hill Medium 6.0%, CJ's Cider Medium 7.0%, Dove Syke Ribble Valley Gold 6.2%, Mays Cider Med/Sweet 5.5%, Mays Cider Med/Dry 5.5%, Once Upon A Tree Tumpy Ground 7.2%, Ralph's Cider Dry 8.0%, Rathays Yarlington Mill 7.4%, Rich's Dry 6.0%, Ross on Wye Rum Cask 6.5%, Ross on Wye Whisky Cask 6.5%, Seidr Dai Dry 6.5%, Severn Cider Medium 6.4%, Troggi Cider Medium Dry 7.0%, Westcroft Janets Jungle Juice 6.5%, and WM Watkins Med/Sweet 6.0%. Perries are Gwatkins Farmhouse Perry Medium 7.5%, Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry Medium Sweet 4.5%, Hartlands Perry Medium Dry 6.8%, Newtons Perry Dry 5.0%, Ross on Wye Alpaca Perry Medium Dry 6.5%, and Troggi Perry Medium 7.0%.

  • Sheffield Steel City (beer and) CIDER Festival, 29th September to 1st October at Ponds Forge Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Thursday 12 - 5 Free for CAMRA members £1 if not, 5 - 11 Free for CAMRA members, £3.50 if not, Friday 12 - 5 Free for CAMRA members, £3 if not, 5 - 11 £2 for CAMRA members, £5 if not and £3.50 for students, Saturday 12-11 Free for CAMRA members, £5 if not. Pay on the door.

Ciders are Ben Crossman Medium Dry, Ben Crossman Medium Sweet, Broadoak Bristol Port, Broadoak Moonshine, Gwatkin Kingston Black, Gwatkins Old Rats Tale, Gwynt y Ddraig Dog Dancer, Gwynt y Ddraig Fiery Fox, Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze, Newton Court Sweet, Newton Court Yarlington Mill, Olivers Medium, Once Upon A Tree Tumpy Ground, Orchard Pig Medium, Rathays Red Donkey, Ross on Wye Rum Cask, Ross on Wye Whisky Cask, Sandford Orchards Shaky Bridge, Sarah's Dry, WM Watkins Medium sweet, WM Watkins Oak Barrel, Westcrofts Janets Jungle Juice, Woodthorpe Hall Owd Barker, and Woodthorpe Hall Ruby Suzie. Perries are Hecks Hendre Huffcap Perry, Broadoak Perry, Gwatkin Farmhouse Perry, Gwatkins Pyder, and Gwatkins Squeal pig Perry.

  • Cider Making Day. Saturday September 24th (10.00-17.30). Day trip to Much Marcle, Herefordshire from Bristol Cider Shop.

Make your own gallon of cider at Lyne Down Farm in the morning, then visit Westons for a tour of the famous cider mill in the afternoon.
£65 includes all entry fees, transport, lunch, cider tastings and a gallon of juice to take away. Limited places, advance booking essential.

  • York Beer and Cider Festival, September 15th - 17th at York Race Course, York.

Should be a decent selection of ciders available http://www.yorkbeerfestival.org.uk/2011/

  • The Bell Inn Caerleon, Ale, Cider & Perry Festival, September 9th to September 11th.

Holder of national CAMRA Cider & Perry Pub 2011 for Mid and South Wales. Live music and food available all weekend with free entry. www.thebellatcaerleon.co.uk Tel: 01633 420613.

  • Broome Farm Cider Festival, Sun, 4 September 2011, 18:00 – Tue, 6 September 2011, 19:00 HR9 6QG

http://wwww.rosscider.com. Tickets: £7. Camping £5. 01989 567232.

August 2011

  • Royal Standard Sausage & Cider Festival, 26th - 29th August at The Royal Standard, Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5LA. Tel: 01305 812558. Email: info@theroyalstandardupwey.co.uk

Around 20 ciders from Gwynt y DDraig and Broadoak.

  • Cleve RFC Cider Festival (Featuring The Wurzels), – Cleve RFC, The Hayfields, Cossham Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol, BS16 9EN

27th August.

  • The Cross Hands Pork & Cider Festival, August Bank Holiday - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th at The Cross Hands, 1 Staple Hill, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 5AA. Tel: 0117 965 7759.

See the summer out in style and join us for some Bank Holiday fun - throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday we will have a barbeque going where you can sample some delicious free range pork and wash it down with a great selection of ciders and ales. Live music, face painting, magician and more! Don't miss out on a weekend of live music, great food and of course great drinks!

  • Rutland Arms Cider Festival, 26th - 29th August at Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street, Sheffield, S1 2BS. Tel: 0114 2729003.

Around 30 ciders from Gwynt y Ddraig, Broadoak, Gwatkin, Millwhites, and more.

  • The George Inn Cider Festival, August Bank Holiday Weekend 26th - 29th August at The George Inn, Gurney Slade, Somerset (on the main A37), BA3 4TQ.

Over 30 ciders, with about 20 real ciders. Including...

Crazy Goat Cider 6.8% Pig Swill Perry/Cider 7.5% Sunset Cider 6.0% Bee Sting Perry 7.5% Happydaze (Gwynt Y Ddraig) Cider 4.5% * Black Dragon (Gwynt Y Ddraig) Cider 7.2% Dog Dancer (Gwynt Y Ddraig) Cider 6.5% Farmhouse Scrumpy (Gwynt Y Ddraig) Cider 5.5% Kingston Black (Original Cider Co) Cider 7.5% Old Bristolian (Original Cider Co) Cider 7.5% Moonshine (Original Cider Co) Cider 7.5% Bristol Port (Original Cider Co) Cider 6.0% Vintage Organic (Westons) Cider 7.3% 1st Quality (Westons) Cider 5.0% Legbender (Rich's) Cider 6.0% Farmhouse Cider (Rich's) Cider 6.0% Thatchers Cheddar Valley Cider 6.0% Thatchers Traditional Cider 6.0% Weston Old Rosie Cider 7.3% Westons Traditional Scrumpy Cider 6.0% Katy Cider 7.4% Heritage (Thatchers) Cider 4.9% Coxes (500ml bottle) Cider 5.3% Old Rascal (500ml bottle) Cider 4.5% Vintage (500ml bottle) Cider 7.4% Green Goblin (500ml bottle) Cider 6.0% Pear (500ml bottle) Perry 4.5% Katy Rose (750ml bottle) 5.4% Ciderberry (750ml bottle) 5.4%

There also be live music oiver the 4 days featuring Paul Smith performing everything from Beatles to Bon Jovi on Friday Night at 9pm, Blues before Sunrise on Saturday Night at 9pm, The Twerzels on Sunday at 6pm, and Guy Johnson on Keyboards on Monday at 2pm.

The pub will be open from 12noon 'til late Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 12noon 'til 11pm on Monday

  • Inaugural Westbury Festival, August 13th in Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire.

Adsett Farm, Adsett Lane, Westbury-on-Severn, GL14 1PQ

An array of 30+ ciders available.

Headline act "THE WURZELS" supported by "WYLDE GREEN", "THE SHY TEDS", and others.

  • 19th-20th August – Bishopston Supper Club (Bristol): Cider Dinner 2011

The inaugural International Craft Cider Festival is set to be the cider event of the decade.

180px-InternationalCiderFestival2011-ICCF.jpg If you only go to one cider event in your lifetime, go to this one!

  • 11th-15th August – The Portcullis Cider Festival – 3 Wellington Terrace, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4LE

Over 40 ciders and perries on draught. Free entry. See www.dawkins-ales.co.uk Range includes cider from Devon, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Pontypridd and Somerset.

  • 11th-13th August – 12th Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival – Worcester Racecourse, Grand Stand Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3EJ
  • 6th-7th August – Gwynt y Ddraig Cider Farm Open Weekend – Gwynt y Ddraig Cider Farm, Llest Farm, Pontypridd, CF38 2PW
  • 3rd Bristol Summer Cider Festival (Fri 5th & Sat 6th Aug 2011) - Brunel's Old Station, Old Clock Tower, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH

Times: Friday 7.30pm-11.30pm; Saturday 11.00am-4pm & 7.30pm-11.30pm
Admission: Tickets on sale soon
The 3rd Bristol Summer Cider Festival is one of the largest gatherings of real ciders and perries - and cider and perry drinkers - in the West. On offer will be over 100 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Somerset, Herefordshire, Hampshire and South Wales - 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 entertainment 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.

July 2011

  • 2nd Annual Twisted Cider Festival, The Beaufort, Montpelier, Bristol

On the 30th July Twisted Cider will host its 2nd Cider Festival in Bristol at a lovely little pub in Montpelier called the Beaufort. The event starts at 2pm and stays open till close and Twisted Cider will have its full range of ciders available, making it an occasion not to be missed.

Book the date in your Diary Cider fans and visit www.twistedcider.co.uk for other events we're attending.

  • 29th-30th July – Camberley Summer Beer & Cider Festival – Krooner Park, Wilton Road, Camberley, GU15 2QW
  • 29th-30th July – 1st Weston-Super-Mare Cider Festival – Royal Hotel, 1 South Parade, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1JP
  • 28th-30th July – 4th Stafford CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2011 – Blessed William Howard Catholic High School, Rowley Avenue, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 9AB
  • 22nd-23rd July – Royal Oak (Bristol) Cider Festival – The Royal Oak, 385 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8TN
  • 15th-17th JulyNailsea Beer and Cider Festival - Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Football Club, West End Park, West End, Nailsea, BS48 4BY
  • 16th July – Cider and Wine Tasting with Polgoon @ Arch House Deli (Bristol) – Arch House Deli, Arch House, Boyces Avenue, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4AA
  • 16th July – Whitehall RFC (Speedwell, Bristol) Beer & Cider Festival – Whitehall Rugby Football Club, Foundry Lane, Speedwell, Bristol BS5 7UE
  • Continental Beer Festival at the Riversway Festival, Preston

Friday 15th July to Sunday 17th July 11am start Preston, Lancashire Preston Riversway Festival 2011 paves the way for Preston Guild 2012, and in this spirit we present the Continental Beer Festival 20:12. We’ll have 20 of your favourite ales from past festivals, 12 ciders and 12 perrys, with a constant supply to ensure we don’t run out.

Ciders & Perrys from Gwynt y DDraig "The Welsh Cider Company" & Broadoak, including Moonshine, Dog Dancer, Haymaker, Pyder, Two Trees, Broadoak Perry. Plus more. Check [2] for full details. Preston Docks, Navigation Way, PR2 2YP (Near the Waterfront Pub)

  • The 3rd Stevens Farm Charity Beer & Cider festival, Martinstown, Dorset

Stevens Farm Martinstown Dorchester Dorset DT2 9JR

Tel: 01305 889216

8th - 10th July 2011 and as well as a large selection of beers and ciders will have live entertainment from The Viynl Monkeys, Shelbys Elbows and K2, a family funday on the Saturday and a classic vehicle rally on the Sunday. Camping & Caravaning facilities are avaliable.


  • 5th annual SE Essex CAMRA Cider and Perry Festival

July 8th to 10th 2011

at the Marlborough Head pub West Street Rochford Essex SS4 1AX

Near Rochford Railway Station, on Southend to Liverpool St line

Friday 5pm to 11pm

Saturday 11am - 11pm

Sunday 12pm - 3pm

Free entry

At least 6 perries and 18 ciders including at least 4 from Essex. Real ales available in pub.

http://www.seecamra.org.uk/ciderpage.html

[3]

  • 5th annual Stubbing Cider Fest, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

From noon Friday, 1st July until late Saturday 2nd July 2011.

At the Stubbing Wharf pub, Hebden Bridge. This great event introduces many to the wonderful flavours of a wide variety of over 70 real ciders from around the UK, the pub has been awarded the Calderdale CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year too. Call 01422 844107 for details or go to http://www.stubbingwharf.com link title for more details.


  • MID WALES CIDER & PERRY FESTIVAL

15th - 17th July 2011

Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel the Mid Wales Cider and Perry Festival. To date we have only received 10 bookings, so cannot proceed to make another loss.

I do not know what is causing the lack of interest this year.In the past we have run 2 cider festivals and 1 beer festival each year for the last 4 years, all have been successful, this year our May Day event, had only 30 people attending, and the one coming up in July looks even worse.

We normally have a cider pressing in October and will be having a meeting to see if we are going to try again.

I thank you for displaying the details and will keep in contact with any further information.


Chris Charters Catering With Intent Email info@catering-withintent.co.uk Phone 01497851279

(I will go away and scratch the head as to what is going wrong)

June 2011

  • Cider & Cheese Festival, Bristol 2nd-6th June 2011.

Ciders and Cheeses from seven counties at The Green Man, Alfred Place Kingsdown BS2 8HD. Near the Sports Centre. 25 real ciders & perries and 14 cheeses. Cheeseboard specials: any 3 for £5.95, any 5 for £7.95 both with bread. Open all day Fri, Sat, Sun. www.dawkins-ales.co.uk

  • 12th Chappel Cider Festival 10 – 11 June 2011

Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Essex, CO6 2DS. Open 11:00-23:00 both days. Last train from venue at 23:39 on both days, but check your connections. Around 50 different Ciders and Perries, as well as beer and wine. Entertainment Saturday Evening. For more details, see www.earm.co.uk or www.essex-camra.org.uk/cider. Admission free to card-carrying CAMRA and EARM members, £3 if not. Run by the branches of Essex as a fund raising activity for EARM.

  • 25TH STOCKPORT BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL, EDGELEY PARK FOOTBALL GROUND (STOCKPORT COUNTY FC AND SALE SHARKS RFC), HARDCASTLE RD, STOCKPORT, SK3 9DD. JUNE 2nd – 4th (Thurs-Sat). More cider and perry than ever before plus great live entertainment in the separate entertainment suite and hot and cold food, stalls, programme , souvenir T-shirts, refundable souvenir glasses and a great atmosphere! Seating and outside drinking available for all, under 10 minutes from the train station and A6 (directions on our web site www.Stockportfestival.org.uk). Open Thurs 5.30-11, Fri 11.30-3.30 & 5.30-11, Sat 11.30-4.30 & 6.30-11. Admission Fri lunch free, Thurs, Sat lunch & Sat evenings £2, Fri evening £5. CAMRA members get in FREE at all times. Special discounted hotel rates have been negotiated for festival goers – check our web site for details. Come and help us celebrate our silver anniversary in style!

May 2011

  • Spring Bank Holiday Cider Festival, 27th to 30th May at The Oliver Twist Great Yarmouth.

15 real Ciders from local and national cider makers 12noon till late. 62/63 north market rd gt yarmouth nr30 2dx

  • Welsh cider and perry festival at The Clytha Arms 29 – 31 May 2011.

Taste over 70 different types of cider and perries Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales.

  • The Continental's 6th Beer Festival - Thurs 12th May 6pm until closing time Sat 14th May (drinking up on Sunday!) - Free entry.

The Continental's legendary Beer Festival is back! 100+ ales, ciders and perrys, euro bottled beers, speciality foods, live music and more! The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancs PR1 8JP - www.newcontinental.net - 01772 499 425.

April 2011

CATERING WITH INTENT PRESENT 4th Anual Cider,Perry & Beer Festival

Painscastle. 29th April - 2nd May 2011

Real Ciders & Perries,including Thatcher's, Weston's, Gwet-y-Ddraig, and a good selection of ales, with Traditional Menu.

Entertainment SATURDAY Martin Blake "THE WHISKEY RIVER BOYS", SUNDAY "THE VANDALISTS"

Camping with Breakfast available

Painscastle, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3JL.

Phone 01497 851 279

Email: info@catering-withintent.co.uk


  • Rutland Arms's Wall of Cider - 15th - 17th April. Rutland Arm's, 86 Brown St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BS. Tel: (0114) 272 9003.

Ciders include Mr Whitehead's Newton's Discovery, Mr Whitehead's Equinox, Mr Whitehead's Cirrus Minor, Mr Whitehead's Heart of Hampshire, Mr Whitehead's Boxing Dog, Rathay's Old Goat, Rathay's Painted Lady, Dunkerton's Medium Dry, Dunkerton's Medium Sweet, Lyne Down Roaring Meg Sweet, Lyne Down Roaring Meg Medium, Lyne Down Roaring Meg Dry, Big Tree Fruity Beauty, Big Tree Ever After, Upper House Farm Vilberry, Orchard Pig Medium, Westcroft's Janet's Jungle Juice, Ben Crossman's Medium Sweet, Oliver's Medium, Oliver's Perry, Butford Organic Perry, Sarah's Medium Dry, Newton Court Sweet, Newton Court Dabinett, Newton Court Yarlington Mill and Newton Court Perry.

February 2011

  • 5th Bath Cider Festival (Fri 11th & Sat 12th Feb 2011) - Bath Pavillion, North Parade, BA2 4EU.

Times: Friday 7.30pm-11.30pm; Saturday 11.00am-4pm & 7.30pm-11.30pm
Admission: Advanced tickets are £7.00 per session available from the box office on 01225 330304 or the Pavilion Box Office website, £8.00 on the door. Any unsold tickets will be made available on the door - but buying your tickets in advance is highly as evening sessions always sell out. Tickets on sale from the Pavilion Box Office now.
The 5th Bath Cider Festival is one of the largest gatherings of real ciders and perries - and cider and perry drinkers - in the West. On offer will be over 100 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Somerset, Herefordshire, Hampshire and South Wales - 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 entertainment 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 2011

  • 3rd Bristol Winter Cider Festival (Fri 28th & Sat 29th Jan 2011) - Brunel's Old Station, Old Clock Tower, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH

Times: Friday 7.30pm-11.30pm; Saturday 11.00am-4pm & 7.30pm-11.30pm
Admission: Advanced tickets are £7.00 per session available from the box office on 01225 330304 or the Pavilion Box Office website, £8.00 on the door. Any unsold tickets will be made available on the door - but buying your tickets in advance is highly as evening sessions always sell out. Tickets on sale from the Pavilion Box Office now.
The 3rd Bristol Winter Cider Festival is one of the largest gatherings of real ciders and perries - and cider and perry drinkers - in the West. On offer will be over 100 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Somerset, Herefordshire, Hampshire and South Wales - 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 entertainment 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 2011) - Rich's Farmhouse Cider, Mill Farm, Watchfield, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 4RD (01278 783651)

Details: Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club in association with Rich's Farmhouse Cider are holding their annual Wassail to raise money for charity (and ensure a good crop of apples, of course!). Somerset's premier Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels will be providing the entertainment. Bar 'til midnight, hog roast and hot mulled cider available. Tickets on sale on 01278 783651.

  • Wassail on Saturday 15 January 6p.m.-11p.m at the National Collection of Cider & Perry, Middle Farm, West Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LJ Once again hosted by Hunter's Moon Morris, a chance to give thanks for the amazing apple harvest of 2010 and ask for more of the same in 2011! Hogroast, barbecue and bar, well-stocked with local ales, meads, mulled cider, cider and perry. Entry and (copious) parking free. www.middlefarm.com
  • WASSAIL SATURDAY EVENING 8th JANUARY

Wassailing is the pagan fertility rite which has been celebrated since the 1300's; to wake Cider and Perry Trees from their winter sleep. Join us all with the wassailing Morris drinks and songs. ROAST OX INN, PAINSCASTLE, BUILTH WELLS, POWYS . LD2 3JL Phone 01497851398 Email info@roastoxinn.co.uk www.roastoxinn.co.uk