5th-8th March – 22nd Rotherham Real Ale, Cider & Music Festival 2014 (Rotherham, Yorkshire) Preview

Address: MAGNA Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Road, Rotherham, Yorkshire, S60 1DX (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Wed 5th March: 6pm-11pm (£8 Advance/£10 on door)
Thu 6th March: 6pm-11pm (£8 Advance/£10 on door)
Fri 7th March: 6pm-11pm (£10 Advance/£12 on door)
Sat 8th March: 12pm-11pm (£8 Advance/£10 on door)

Tickets: Advance ticket details will be coming soon.

Concessions: Once again, we are offering a huge discount on entry to members of the Campaign for Real Ale. If you have a curent membership card, you will be able to enter the Festival for just £2-00 on Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday, and £4-00 on Friday. Don’t forget to bring your membership card!

You can return to the Festival and get free entry on Thursday and Saturday, by presenting your 2014 souvenir glass from a previous session.

Ciders/Perries: 45 different ciders/perries will be available.

Last year there was 42 different ciders/perries available, which were as follows:

Producer Name County Taste Abv Notes
146 Cider Eastern Delight Hampshire Dry 7.10% Traditional eastern-style cider, see if you can tell the difference?
Blaengawney Blindfold Gwent Medium 6.00% Clear medium and fruity (the use of a blindfold is optional)
Blaengawney National Treasure Gwent Sweet 5.00% For those who like it sweet. Based on a traditional French method
Chant Badgers Spit Somerset Dry 7.50% Don’t take it’s name literally – it’s a good dry cider!
Charnwood Cider Leicestershire Medium 6.00% Popular, impressive and back for another year
Cornish Orchards Wassail Mulled Cornwall Medium 5.00% Just as warming but without the heat, which spices can you taste?
Cornish Orchards Farmhouse Perry Cornwall Medium 5.00% Light refreshing perry – simples!
Cornish Orchards Old Cornish Apple Juice Cornwall Non-Alcoholic Apple 0.00% ALCOHOL FREE – Baa’sil recommends this for taking it easy (drivers included!)
Farmer Fears Farmhouse Leicestershire Medium 5.50% Medium session cider, don’t fear you won’t be disappointed
Glebe Farm Elderflower Cambridgeshire Medium 6.00% A light taste of elderflower for a very refreshing drink!
Glebe Farm Ginger Cambridgeshire Medium 6.00% Fresh ginger to give this cider a kick, great for warming up at the festival!
Glebe Farm Spiced Cambridgeshire Medium 6.00% Medium cider spiced up to keep you on your toes!
Glebe Farm Side-R Medium Cambridgeshire Medium 6.50% Definitely an appealing session cider, keep your glasses topped up!
Glebe Farm Side-R Sweet Cambridgeshire Sweet 6.50% Slightly sweeter but just as easy to drink – choose your favourite Side-R
Hogan’s Panking Pole Warwickshire Medium/dry 6.20% Intriguing name and a very pleasant tipple, try this cider for yourself
Hogan’s Vintage Perry Warwickshire Medium 5.40% A proper perry made with pure English perry pears
Lyme Bay Jack Ratt Scrumpy Devon Medium/sweet 6.00% Scrumpy traditional cider full of fruity taste – nice!
Mr Whiteheads Blackberry Hampshire Medium 4.00% Blackberries but remember, it’s without any crumble or custard
Mr Whiteheads Strawberry Hampshire Medium 4.00% Cider infused with real strawberries… You definitely said mmm last year!
Mr Whiteheads Plum Hampshire Medium 4.00% New at this festival, with a unique maroon colour and sure to sell quickly
Naish Cider Somerset Dry 7.50% A good dry cider made by the oldest cider producer in the country!
Oliver’s Draught Cider Herefordshire Sweet 6.70% Full of taste and character, this is sure to satisfy
Oliver’s Draught Perry Herefordshire Medium/sweet 6.00% Easy to drink perry which will leave you coming back for more
Ross-on-Wye Orchard Perry Herefordshire Medium 6.00% A fruity blended perry, we’ll be having a few glasses ourselves
Ross-on-Wye Flaky Bark Perry Herefordshire Dry 7.40% Very sharp and made with a rare perry pear – get it whilst you can!
Rough Old Wife Tasty Old Wife Kent Medium 6.90% Rough or tasty… which wife gets your vote for 2013?
Rough Old Wife Rough Old Wife Kent Dry 7.20% Matured in whisky barrels for a strong dry peaty taste, can you handle her again?
Tempted Cider Summer Sweet Northern Ireland Medium/sweet 5.70% Real cider all the way from Northern Ireland! Summer time is here early!
Tempted Cider Special Reserve Northern Ireland Dry 5.70% Across the water from Northern Ireland – a special treat for cider connoisseurs
Tricky Cider Somerset Sweet 6.50% A Tricky-sweet taste from the West Country
Tutts Clump Repress Berkshire Medium/sweet 3.50% Deceptively weak for a cider but refreshing and perfect to go steady with
Tutts Clump Farmhouse Perry Berkshire Medium/dry 6.00% Crisp and goes down very well, made with lots of pears from Berkshire
Tutts Clump Rum Berkshire Medium/dry 7.50% Very drinkable with a hint of rum – highly recommended
West Croft Janet’s Jungle Juice Somerset Medium/dry 6.50% An old favourite returns by popular request… JJJ? Yes yes yes!
Westons Twist Raspberry Herefordshire Medium/dry 4.00% Refreshing with Ravishing Raspberry – a tongue twister of a cider!
Westons Country Perry Herefordshire Medium/sweet 4.50% Light, floral and fruity perry that’s perfect for a few glasses
Westons The Governor Herefordshire Medium/dry 4.80% Lightly sparkling and created especially for the Guv’ (Marco Pierre White)
Westons Old Rosie Herefordshire Medium/dry 7.30% Old Rosie has a new tractor oooo argh! Strong cloudy scrumpy
Woodthorpe Hall Owd Barker Derbyshire Dry 10.20% ROCKET FUEL #1 – a festival favourite to treat with care – you have been warned!
Woodthorpe Hall Rubie Suzy Derbyshire Medium/dry 10.20% ROCKET FUEL #2 – a little sweeter but still belies its strength – be careful!
Woodthorpe Hall Holy Peardre Derbyshire Medium/dry 10.20% ROCKET FUEL #3 – VERY limited, an apple & pear match made in heaven!
Woody’s Cider Staffordshire Medium 6.00% Quite a clear appley cider which goes down just right

Food: TBC

Entertainment: TBC

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