Archive for June, 2011

1st-3rd July – 2nd Billericay (Essex) Lions Beer & Cider Festival 2011 Preview

Address: Billericay Town Football Club, New Lodge, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, CM12 9SA (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 1st July: 5pm -11pm (£3*)
Sat 2nd July: 11am – 11pm (£3*)
Sun 3rd July: 12 noon – 8pm (£3*)

* = £5 for full festival pass

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Horse and Groom (Bristol) Review

Address: Horse and Groom, 17 St. Georges Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5UU


Moles Black Rat
Thatchers Cheddar Valley
Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Traditional

Guest Ciders

Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze
Thatchers Heritage




Having been notified of it’s re-opening, by a friend who works nearby, I had to pop on down to see what was happening. This is the latest venture by the people behind The Orchard. With them being one of Bristol’s best cider pubs, then this had to be good for cider right?

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22nd-23rd July – Royal Oak (Bristol) Cider Festival 2011 Preview

Address: The Royal Oak, 385 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8TN (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 22nd July: From 5pm
Sat 23rd July: 12pm-Late (£3 in advance/£5 on the day)

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*POSTPONED* 21st July – Meet the Cider Makers Evening @ Hotel du Vin (Bristol) 2011 Preview *POSTPONED*

Address: Hotel du Vin, The Sugar House, Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NU (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

21st July: Times TBC (£20)

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15th-17th July – Nailsea (North Somerset) Beer and Cider Festival 2011 Preview

Address: Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Football Club, West End Park, West End, Nailsea, BS48 4BY (Website)

Session times:

Fri 15th July: 6pm-11pm
Sat 16th July: 12pm-11pm
Sun 17th July: 12pm-8pm

Entry Price: £7 in advance/£9 on the day. The ticket covers all 3 days and includes your commemorative glass, programme, tasting notes and a token for your first beer/cider.

Drink Tokens: Bought in strips of 5 drink tokens costing £6 or 10 drink tokens for £11.

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