Archive for July, 2013

Bottle Kicking Scrummage Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Bottle Kicking Cider Company
Cider Name: Scrummage Cider
Region: Leicestershire
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Lightly chilled pint
Smell: Apples
Colour: Golden/Yellow
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Knights Templar, Bristol
Date: 20/07/13

I’m kicking off my jolly boys outing to Weston-Super-Mare in traditional style; a large breakfast and a pint of cider! What makes this even better is the Wetherspoons have a cider festival on too. So no more Old Rosie today, but time to try something new! My first cider of the day is the Bottle Kicking Scrummage Cider. With a name like that, you just have to give it a go!

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26th-28th July – The “Down on the Farm” Cider and Music Festival 2013 (Abbeydore, Herefordshire) Preview

Address: Gwatkin Cider, Moorhampton Park Farm, Abbeydore, Herefordshire, HR2 0AL (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 26th July: Times TBC (£10)
Sat 27th July: Times TBC (£20)
Sun 28th July: Times TBC (£8)

Weekend Ticket: £35 to include camping (limited availability)

Tickets: Available online here

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27th July – Royal Oak Annual Pork & Cider Festival 2013 (Horfield, Bristol) Preview

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

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 27th July: 12pm-Late (£5 in advance/£7 on the day)

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26th-28th July – 6th Weston Lions Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset) Preview

Address: Beach Lawns, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS23 1AT (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 26th July: 11am-10:30pm (Free entry until 5pm – £3 per person after 5pm)
Sat 27th July: 11am-10:30pm (Free entry until 5pm – £3 per person after 5pm)
Sun 28th July: 11am-5pm (Free)

Tickets: Available on the door.

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26th-28th July – 4th The Boot Inn Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Orleton, Shropshire) Preview

Address: The Boot Inn, Orleton, Shropshire, SY8 4HN (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 26th July: 5:30pm-11:30pm (£TBC)
Sat 27th July: 12pm-11:30pm (£TBC)
Sun 28th July: 12pm-11pm (£TBC)

Tickets: TBC

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26th-27th July – Clovelly Bay Inn Annual Cider & Sausage Festival 2013 (Plymouth, Devon) Preview

Address: Clovelly Bay Inn, Boringdon Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9TB (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 26th July: 12pm-11pm (Free)
Sat 27th July: 12pm-11pm (Free)

Tickets: N/A

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26th-28th July – Jolly Brewmaster Cider Festival 2013 (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) Preview

Address: The Jolly Brewmaster, 39 Painswick Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2EZ (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 26th July: 12pm-11pm (Free)
Sat 27th July: 12pm-11pm (Free)
Sun 28th July: 12pm-10:30pm (Free)

Tickets: N/A

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