Past Events 2006

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This page is an archive of what were once 'current events' in 2006

For current current events please see Current_events


2006 December

Four 'Open days' at

Unit 2 Stroud Enterprise Centre, Bath Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3NL Tel: 01453 759057/835634

Each Saturday before Christmas - 2nd, 12th, 16th, 23rd between 10am & 4pm.

  • Pig's Ear Beer and Cider Festival - 5-9/12/06

Famously Back From The Dead After Two Years In The Grave! Give Us Your New Kiss of Life! 21st Century state-of-art venue with ample seating.

December 5 2006 - December 9 2006 Venue Ocean, Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 Directions: Opposite Town Hall Opening times: Tue-Thu: Noon-1030. Fri: 11-11. Sat: 11-10.


CJ's- The Invergordon cask
McConnell- Bourbon cask finish
WM Watkin - Rum barrel
Wilkins - Morgan Sweet
Westcroft - Morgan Sweet
Brook Farm - Rum cask
Rathays Old Goat - Yarlington Mill
Parson's Choice
Honeyhole Farm


Honeyhole Farm
Oliver - Blakeney Red
Newton -Girvan Grain cask
Brook Farm

2006 November

  • The 'Great Welsh Beer & Cider' Festival

Please note new dates as notified by Claire Gammon (Cardiff Branch Secretary)

(Thu. 23rd - Sat. 25th November) City Hall, Cardiff, CF10 3ND

Official GWB&C Festival website here ... The 'Great Welsh' website

Info : Dave Jones (Website Manager) Welsh Perry & Cider Society

  • 'Manchester RAG Charity Beer Festival'

(Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th November)

Barnes Wallis Building, University of Manchester (former UMIST campus)

Further details at Manchester RAG Website or contact the RAG office directly on +44 (0)161 275 2987.

Info : Alan Perryman (Manchester RAG Beer Festival 2006 Manager)'

2006 October


  • This years Apple Day events are listed on the Common Ground Website, and take place on or around the 21st October.
  • Apple Week, Aberaeron, West Wales at National Trust property, Llanerchaeron website, 21-29th October- Cider making demonstrations and sales via Toloja Orchards on 24th and 28th
  • Apple Weekend, National Botanic Gardens of Wales website, 21-22nd October- Cider making demonstrations and sales via Toloja Orchards on 22nd

This will be the 3rd Apple weekend held at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and we hope to make it even bigger. We will have a huge display of apple's from all over the UK, a Quiz for both adults and children not to forget the longest peel cometition and an interesting talk about apple trees on site at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Bring in apples found in your own garden and find out what they are. a great weekend for the family.

  • Sausage, Cheese, and Cider Festival - Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle, Dorset - Dorset Food Week is from 21st - 29th October with the Greyhound promising '...almost 3 dozen varieties of cider from the south west'. Exact dates of festival during the week tbc.
  • Apple Weekend, Devon, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22nd October- Eggesford Garden Centre - 10am - 5pm
  • Cidermaking Festival (Sat 21st - Sun 22nd) - Hereford Cider Museum, 21 Ryelands Street, Hereford, HR4 0LW (01432 354207)

See website for details.

  • Borough Market, London, Saturday 21st October - To mark the celebrations for Borough Market's 250th birthday, the Worshipful company of Fruiterers 400 years, the stunning display of apples and pears from the National Fruit Show will be staged at the Market.

Come, see and taste some the varieties available, and meet the people who grow them.

You will be able to buy some of the very best of British apples and pears, apple juice, Bramley apple pies, cobnuts and cider.

Cider making demonstation 11-4pm by New Forest Cider on Stoney Street opposite the Wheatsheaf pub.

  • RADNORSHIRE October 21st to October 22nd

Cider & Perry working weekend

Ralphs Cider,

Old Badlands Farm, New Radnor, Radnorshire.

Tel: 01544 350304

Info : Dave Jones (Website Manager)

Welsh Perry & Cider Society

  • Cider Festival - The Old Poet's Corner, Ashover, Derby's. 14th - 19th October.

CAMRA's UK national "Cider Pub of the Year 2006" and Chesterfield CAMRA's "Pub of the Year 2006". The Old Poet's Corner
Including between 12 and 15 Ciders and Perries (to be confirmed - but sampled a lovely pint of Dunkerton's last night...) and various APPLE / cider-related activities, including talk and presentation on Cider Making by local amateur cider-maker on evening of Thursday 19th October, starting at 8:00pm. Talk will take place in the very comfy upstairs function room.
For more info: (01246) 590888 or email:

  • New Forest Cider (Sat 14th - Sun 15th) Pound Lane, Burley, Ringwood, Hants. BH24 4ED (01425 403589) - '...Steam and Straw pressing weekend, where you can see cider being made using a "workman" steam driven press and our 1850 hand screw press.'

Weekend cider making course. £145 includes accom, plus a case of bottled apple juice and 40 pints of juice to ferment into cider.

  • The Somerset Cheese, Chutney and Cider Fair Sunday 8th October (10am-4.30pm)

The Mangledwurzels at The Somerset Cheese, Chutney and Cider Fair at Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LG. This event, being run as part of the British Food Fortnight and the Exmoor Food Festival, will bring together some of the finest suppliers of local produce. Stalls selling a mouth-watering array of delicious foods and drinks will be set up in the courtyard and our café will be serving a special menu. Free admission event. The Mangledwurzels will be playing three sets at 11am, 12.30 and 2.30pm.

  • Museum of Kent Life (Sat 7th - Sun 8th) - Cobtree, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU (01622 763936)

Apple and Cider Festival

  • Brogdale Cider Festival (Sat 7th Oct) - Brogdale Horticultural Trust, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8XZ (01795 535286)
  • Huddersfield and District CAMRA Oktoberfest Beer and Cider Festival Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 October 2006

12+ Ciders and Perries as well as 75+ Real Ales. At the Irish Centre, Fitzwilliam street. See website for details

2006 September

  • Great British Cheese Festival (Sat 30th Sept - Sun 1st Oct) Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham - Will feature a CAMRA Cider & Perry bar, and lots of cheese! There will also be tutored cider tastings on Sat and Sun (booking required).
  • Keighley Beer, Cider and Perry Festival Yorkshire, Thursday 28th September - Sat 30th

Sunday 24th September; 10am to 6pm

The market square will be hosting a festival of fine food and drink and it's the drink side that should interest readers of this board!

There will be five ciders and two perries on sale alongside a good selection of real ales from local brewers. For a full listing of ciders and perries and beers please see the Abbey Stores website for more information.

  • Feast of Food & Fun, Narberth, Pembrokeshire Sept. 23rd and 24th

Now in its eighth year our celebration of fine food and local produce has become one of Pembrokeshire's major events. This year the Festival will be bigger than ever as lovers of gourmet food flock to enjoy the wealth of Pembrokeshire produce and international food on display.

A must for any lover of fine food, the Narberth Food Festival is the place to indulge yourself, with Cider, Apple Juice, Beers, Wines, Spirits as well as succulent Welsh Black beef and Welsh lamb, fine Welsh cheeses, Pembrokeshire potatoes and organic fruit and vegetables on display and for sale.

  • Perry Event at the Malvern Show, Worcestershire Sept. 23rd and 24th

For anyone who might be attending The Autumn Show at The Three Counties Showground, Malvern this weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th or if Perry is of particular interest.

There is a Perry Special Stand in the Avon Hall with:

  • a display of over 60 varieties of perry pear (the largest for many years),
  • a display by Chris Horn from the USA of all things Perry from America,
  • Orchard, Hive and Vine are selling a selection of perries from Three Counties Producers and maybe beyond,
  • local orchard groups have displays,
  • as do Slow Food
  • and also producer stands including Oliver's and Gwatkins on the showground.
  • Artist Jonathan Latimer is painting and displaying his works.
  • Also “Walk with Talk” round the National Collection of Perry Pears at the showground with Chris Fairs from Bulmers at 2.00pm on Saturday when he will be talking about “Orcharding of Perry Pears” and
  • On Sunday at 2.00pm, Charles Martell, the collection originator will be talking about “Varieties of Perry Pear”.
  • Thatchers Open Day Somerset 23rd September

Just to let anyone who’s local or just passing by that we’re having an open day here at Thatchers (directions at tomorrow from 12 til 3pm, there will be tours of the site and free tastings for anyone who’s interested. Hopefully the weather will hold out and it should be good day.

  • Cyder Sunday, Bristol, Albion Pub. 17th

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  • Owain Glyndwr's "Seidr a Chrempog / Cider & Galettes" Festival

The Bell Inn, Bulmore Road, Caerleon, NP18 1QQ

Saturday 16th September to Sunday 17th September

Great Welsh Ciders, Perries and tasty Welsh crempog / Breton galettes (savoury pancakes!) to commemorate the coronation of Wales's greatest Warrior and Statesman, Owain IV of Wales, on September 16th 1400 !

Contact Details:

Tony & Ceri Willicombe

Telephone: 01633 420613

Email: the-bell-inn@hotmail.codotuk

Website: The Bell Inn

Info : Dave Jones (Website Manager) Welsh Perry & Cider Society

  • Gwynt y Ddraig 'Showcase' Cider Festival & Farmer's Market

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September

Gwynt y Ddraig Llest farm, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, RCT, CF38 2PW

For more info, please contact either of the following ...

Tel : Andy - 0144 6795709 (0796 8627603) ... E-mail : andrew.gronow@virgindotnet

Tel : Bill - 0144 3217274 (0779 1066240) ... E-mail : Bill_P_George@hotmail.codotuk

Web site : Gwynt y Ddraig Perry and Cider

Info : Dave Jones (Website Manager) Welsh Perry & Cider Society

  • Ross Cider Festival (Fri 1st - Sun 3rd Sept) Broome Farm, Peterstowe, Ross-on-Wye - Tickets available from, weekend price £10.

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Ross Cider Festival 2005
Fri: Celidh, live folk music from The Poachers, back by popular demand from last years festival.

Sat: Meet the cider makers: confirmed stalls Barbourne Cider, Seider Dai, Malvern Magic, Severn Cider, Harechurch Hill, Gregs Pitt, and Gwatkin. Live music on all day guests include Pure Evil, The Blackfoots, David Bristow, The S.A.D.s, Pigs Eye View and The Banshees.

Sun: Farmers Market with live blues from Callum & Toby, Steve Page and Will Killeen.

2006 August

  • the Great Dorset Steam Fair Blandford Forum Wednesday 30th August til Sunday 3rd September

Massive 600 acres of showground plus camping. Many Cider stalls, threshing machines, tractors, Wurzels etc. website

  • Cider, Perry & Cheese Festival (26th - 28th) - Royal Oak, 43 The Burgage, Prestbury, nr Cheltenham (01242 522344). From 6pm on Sat, and 12.00 noon Sun & Mon. Cider and perry from mostly local producers, including Hartlands and Minchews.
  • Moorgreen Country Show, near Watnall, north-west of Nottingham. NG16 1HT 26th - 28th August, 2006.

Traditional Agricultural & Horticultural show. Moorgreen Show
Mansfield & Ashfield CAMRA Beer & Cider marquee, also home of the 6th Notts Real Ale Festival.
Features 13 draught ciders and perries. There will also be 40+ beers and lagers available, some from local brewers and micros, plus wines, spirits, bottled contiental lagers, etc. so bring your friends.
4 pint carry-outs will be available on the Cider & Perry Bar!
Here's the ciders & Perries as delivered:
Burrow Hill Dry
Crone's "Special Reserve" Organic Med dry
Gwatkin's "Yarlington Mill" Med swt
Gwynt Y Ddraig "Dogdancer" Med dry
Gwynt Y Ddraig "Haymaker" Med
Heck's "Kingston Black" Med
Perry's "Redstreak" Med swt
Rich's "Farmhouse" Swt
Rich's "Legbender" Med

Barker's "Upsy-Daisy Burp" Med dry
Gwatkin's "Farmhouse Perry" Med (Blakeney Red has sold out!)
Newton Court Perry Med swt
Oliver's Perry Med

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1. 2005 Ciders and Perries. 2. Waiting for the punters. 3. Having a laugh with the punters.
We'll be working the Cider & Perry bar throughout, so if you're in the area, come along and make yourself known. Saturday and Sunday evenings are CAMRA members only free-entry events. Ray & Gail

  • The Countryman Pub, Scurlage, Gower, Swansea UPDATE - due to unforseen circumstances, the festival will be held on SUNDAY ONLY this year - Sunday 20th August, opening at 12 midday, with live music from around 1pm onwards. Everything else as below!'

'The Big Apple' annual cider festival. cider heaven and general hilarity, over 20 different ciders and perries to try, including Welsh ones; Welsh meads, competitions, live music (three bands) and kids entertainment in the evening,minibus transport home to local destinations for those who need it! For further details, contact Mary or Lee on 01792 390597

  • Cider & Cheese Festival (Fri 18th - Sat 19th) - Swan & Rushes, 19, Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WR (0116 2339167)

Ciders and Perrys from the Three Counties. Phone for details.

2006 July

  • Nailsea Beer & Cider Festival (Fri 14th - Sun 16th) Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club, West End Park, Nailsea, North Somerset BS48 2BP . Telephone 01275 810818 - 13 ciders and perrys are promised from Orchards, Thatchers, and Wilkins.
  • Leicester Cider & Cheese Festival (Thur 13th - Sun 16th) Criterion, 44 Millstone Lane, LE1 5JN (0116 2625418) - Around a dozen ciders and perrys, likely to be mostly from Somerset/Devon. A selection of cheeses, and great pizzas. *** Proposed list includes: Broadoak, Ben Crossman, Countryman, Green Valley, Hecks (probably Kingston Black & Tremletts Bitter), Prinknash Abbey, Naish, Rich's, Sheppys, and Winkleigh.***
  • Beer on the Wye (Hereford Beer & Cider Festival) (Fri 7th - Sun 9th) - Hereford Rowing Club. Generously proportioned cider & perry bar, as you would expect in Hereford.
  • Derby Summer Beer Festival (Wed 5th - Sun 9th) - 15 cider and 6 perrys. Proposed list here

2006 June

  • "Recydrate the West" Bath Cider and Music Festival

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June

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We believe that un-pasturised, Somerset cider is seriously under represented nationwide - even in the West Country! Our aim is to celebrate local cider and music with a two day festival.

Large selection of local ciders. Many live performers including the Wurzals and DJ Derek. Directions - From Bath take the A4 towards Box, opposite the Broadlands farm shop. For further details phone 07789 071739 or 01179 425900

  • Saturday 24th june cider festival

The Talbot hotel, Newnham bridge, Tenbury wells First ever cider and music festival 12 midday-12 midnight Many local and national ciders on sale including, Barbourne Rum Barrel Cider, Malvern Magic, Thatchers Katy, Aspalls and Perry from Harechurch Hill - ranging from 4.5-8.5%ABV. 01584 781355 for further details

  • National Trust Brewing Weekend at Llanerchaeron near Aberaeron in Ceredigion (17th and 18th June).

The event is being run by the National trust and Toloja Cider members of the Welsh Cider & Perry Association.

  • Three Counties Show (Fri 16th - Sun 18th) - Malvern Showground, Worcestershire.

A wide range of cider makers and their wares can usually be found around the show, including the Burrow Hill Cider Bar, and the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association who offer samples and sales of cider and perry from their membership.
Ciders and Perrys from the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association

  • Chappel Cider Festival (Thur 8th - Sun 11th) Regular cider festival at the East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex. CO6 2DS (01206 242524)
  • Mountain Hare Beer and Cider Festival

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June

The 'Mountain Hare' Public House, Brynna, Mid Glamorgan

Tel : Landlord, Paul on (01656) 860453

Besides having approx 25 Welsh Real Ales on, in their 'Ales of Wales' festival, there will be the following Ciders ...

Gwynt y Ddraig - Fiery Fox 6.5%

Gwynt y Ddraig - Haymaker 6.5%

Swan Cider - Cygnet 5.2%

Swan Cider - Black Swan 6.8%

For more info, please visit their Web site : Mountain Hare

Info : Dave Jones (Website Manager) Welsh Perry & Cider Society

  • Royal Bath and West Show (Wed 31 May - Sat 3rd June) - Bath & West Showground, nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Wide range of displays and stalls from cider makers, and the National Association of Cidermakers, who have a well patronised annual competition at the show.
Bottled cider entries in the NACM competition at the Bath & West

2006 May

  • The Old Barn Real Ale & Cider Pub - Wraxall May 28th 2006

Out the back of Wraxall Manor, Bristol Road (B3130) Cyder Sunday, "Hog Roast" Bank Holiday weekend 1pm - 4pm Cider_Pub_Guide_to_Somerset#Wraxall

A dozen real n' traditional Cider varieties to Guzzle!!

  • The Apple Shed Cider Festival - (Fri. 26th to Mon. 29th May) - The Hollyhead Inn, Hollybush Rd, Bridgnorth, Shropshire - Opposite Severn Valley Railway Station Car Park. 01746 769111. Open 12 noon till late.

10 Hand Pumps - Thatchers - Heritage, Traditional, Cheddar Valley Medium and Farmer's Tipple. Westons - Organic Vintage, Old Rosie, Traditional Scrumpy and Herefordshire Country Perry. Gwatkins - Yarlington Mill and Blakeney Red Perry with Thatchers Gold, Gray's Medium, Stowford Export and the famous 8.4 Super Shed on keg. 27 different ciders and 4 perrys if you include the bottles. No beers or lagers, other than a splendid pint of Guinness (including Extra Cold). Lovely crusty cobs served between 12am and 7pm and Sunday Lunches 12-4.Live Music on the Friday Night - the long awaited reunion of Booyaka. No Smoking Room and Beer Garden.

  • The Welsh Perry & Cider Championships (Sat. 27th to Mon. 29th May)

The 'Clytha Arms' - Clytha - Nr Raglan.

The public camping area at the 'Clytha Arms' is now fully booked on the Saturday and Sunday nights, but they are taking bookings now for Monday night (the festival is running Monday evening this year for the first time!).

As well as all of your old favourite Welsh cidermakers, there's a good half dozen new since last year.

Here's the all important Perry & Cider list ... Festival List

[More info here -]

Info : Dave Jones (Website Manager) Welsh Perry & Cider Society

  • Cambridge beer festival Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th May 2006

cider list

We will have 3 x 4 gal Scallyway Dry and 3 x 4 gal Scallywag Med Cider in a Box (be early it will vanish early and no resupply available) from the Guernsey Cider Company.

  • Devon County Show (Thur 18th - Sat 20th) - County Showground, Westpoint, Exeter, Devon.

Cider makers stalls dotted around the show plus the excellent Ales of Devon tent which features most draught Devon ciders.
Bridge Farm Cider stall at the Devon County Show

  • Bosbury, nr Ledbury, Herefordshire (Sat 13th May)

1st Cider & Apple Blossom Festival. Contact details can be found on their website [1] email: [2]

  • Winterborne Houghton, Dorset May 13th From 3.30 pm till dark

Blossomtime celebration. Cider and BBQ. Maypole and Morris dancing. May Queen village event and in Rose's orchard. ukcider members welcome, especially cidermakers with own produce.

Pictures from last year's event : [3]

2006 April

Around 130 ciders and perrys, and home of CAMRA's National Cider and Perry Awards. The cider list will appear here nearer the date.

A selection of cider and perry will be available from, Dunkertons, Olivers, Barbourne, Tardebigge, Hare Church Hill, Broome Farm and Knights.

  • Powerstock Cider Festival Friday April 21 st.

For details phone Nick on 01308 485235

  • Ellingham and Ringwood Rugby and Real Ale Festival 14th April (good Friday) 11.00am til late. 10 real Ales and 8 ciders. Contact sharon 0797 1328256 or see [4] for details
  • 15th Mansfield Beer & Cider Festival, Mansfield Leisure Centre, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, Notts. NG19 7BQ
    6th - 9th April, 2006.

Mansfield & Ashfield CAMRA
Mansfield Leisure Centre is not far from the Mansfield railway station on the Nottingham - Worksop Robin Hood line. .pdf Timetable
Opening times:
Thurs: 6th - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Fri: 7th - 12:00 noon to 6:30pm; 7:30pm to 12.00am midnight
Sat: 8th - 11:00am to 6:30pm; 7:30pm to 12:00am midnight
Sun: 9th - 12:00 noon to 2:00pm

Ordered Ciders and Perries:
Burrow Hill - Cider; Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset; Dry
Ben Crossman - Cider; Hewish, Somerset; Med
Double Vision - Cider; Kent; Med
Dunkerton’s - Traditional Organic Cider; Pembridge, Herefordshire; Med/Dry
Gwatkin’s - Yarlington Mill; Abbey Dore, Herefordshire; Med/Swt
Gwynt Y Ddraig - Dogdancer; Llantwit Fardre, Mid Glamorgan; Med
Heck’s - Kingston Black; Street, Somerset; Med
Rich’s - Farmhouse Cider; Watchfield, Somerset; Sweet
Rich’s - Legbender; Watchfield, Somerset; Med

Gwatkin’s - Blakeney Red; Abbey Dore, Herefordshire; Med
Barker’s - Upsy-Daisy Burp; Hallow, Worcestershire; Med/Swt
Newton’s - Perry; Leominster, Herefordshire; Med/Dry

More details to follow

  • 2nd Belgian International Cider Festival at Hasselt, in the province of Limburg. Sat 1st and Sun 2nd April

A number of Three Counties Cider and Perry Association members will also be there. Some information in Flemish here

2006 March

  • Leicester Beer Festival (16th - 18th) Charotar Patidar Samaj, Bay St, Leicester, (next to St Margaret’s Church and behind Farthings' plumbers merchants)

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  • Leeds Beer, cider and perry festival 15th - 18th March

Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson's Corner, Stanningley. (3 Minutes Walk from New Pudsey train Station, Caldervale Line which serves Leeds, Bradford, York, and Manchester). Around a dozen real ciders and perries


The 'Bell'

Bulmore Road

1st to 4th March

'Ales & Oggies' Beer & Cider Festival

Welsh Choir and Celtic music

(25+ Beers) with Ciders and Perries from ...

Gwynt y Ddraig (Mid Glamorgan) x 6 Ciders

Guillet Freres (Bretagne) x 1 Cider

Ross on Wye (Herefordshire) x 1 Perry

Moore Bros. (Gloucestershire) x 1 Perry

Contact Mike or Tony on (01633) 420613 for further info

Info : Dave Jones (Website Manager) Welsh Perry & Cider Society


Great Hall, Student's Union, Park Place, Cardiff

1 & 2 March (Wednesday & Thursday) 1pm - 11pm

51 Beers & 20 Ciders - Live music both days starting early evening - Some snacks / soft drinks

Non students *have* to get a ticket in advance to gain entry to the union, the ticket is free, but there is an admission to the festival of £2.50, which gets you a pint glass and a menu.

To get a ticket for the festival please email the Camra Student Liason Officer, Gareth on biochemgaz@gmailDOTcom

Info : Dave Jones (Website Manager) Welsh Perry & Cider Society

2006 February

  • The White Cross Inn, Bradley, Huddersfield

Third Annual Beer Festival February 10th-12th, normal opening hours

Cider: Mr Whitehead’s, Heart of Hampshire 6.0%

  • 10th Ashfield Beer and Cider Festival, Festival Hall, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts. NG17 7DJ
    3rd - 5th February, 2006.

The Festival Hall is not far from the Kirkby-in-Ashfield railway station on the Nottingham - Worksop Robin Hood line. .pdf Timetable Just walk (5 mins) towards the town centre and it's on your right, well signposted. Bus travellers can use the Rainbow 3 service that runs between Nottingham and Mansfield, every 10 mins during the day, every 30 mins in the evening, the closest stop being about 30 yards from the Festival Hall entrance. Bus Timetable
Opening times:
Friday 3rd: 12.00 to 6.00; 6.00 to 11.00
Saturday 4th: 11.00 to 6.00; 6.00 to 11.00
Sunday 5th: 12.00 to 2.30

Ordered ciders & perries:
Heck's - Kingston Black: 6.5%
Gwatkin's - Yarlington Mill: 7.5%
Wilkin's - Farmhouse Scrumpy: 6%
Rich's - Legbender: 6%
Gwynt y Ddraig - Dogdancer: 6.5%
Dunkerton's - Traditional: 7%
Moore's - Perry: 6.5%
Holder's - Oldfield Perry: 7.5%
Barker's - Upsy-Daisy Burp Perry: 5.5%
Gwatkin's - Blakeney Red: 7.5%

Food will be available including British cheeses, bread, pickles, etc. to go with the ciders and perries. The usual beer festival foods will also be on offer.

Hope to meet some of you there - we'll be working the cider bar!

  • Tewkesbury. Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February

Tewkesbury CAMRA's bigger and better 2006 Winter Ale Festival will once again take place at the George Watson Hall, Barton Street, Tewkesbury on 3-4 Feb.

Local cider and perry

2006 January

Provisional ciders and perry list: Barkers - Worcestershire, Gwatkin - Herefordshire, Hogans - Warwickshire, Minchews - Gloucestershire, Olivers - Herefordshire, Tardebigge - Worcestershire

  • Derby Winter-Fest 2006

Friday 6th to Saturday 7th January 2006; Darwin Suite of the Assembly Rooms on Derby Market Place.
Further details: Derby CAMRA
Cider and Perry list: (as published by Derby CAMRA)
CROSSMANS, Somerset. Sweet cider 6.0%
DUNKERTONS, Organic Perry 7.4%; Herefordshire Medium Cider 7.0%
DOUBLE VISION Kent; Cider 7.4%
GREEN VALLEY Devon; Rum Tiddly Tum Cider 7.0%
HECKS Somerset; Farmhouse 6.5%
WEST CROFT FARM, Somerset; Janet's Jungle Juice 6.5%
WILKINS Somerset; Medium Dry cider 6.0%