Archive for May, 2014

27th-29th June – 5th Billericay Beer & Cider Festival 2014 (Billericay, Essex) Preview

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

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 27th June: 5pm-11pm (£3)
Sat 28th June: 11am-11pm (£3)
Sun 29th June: 12pm-8pm (£1.50)

Tickets: Available on the door

Souvenir Glass: £2 (Refundable)

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27th-28th June – 4th Greater Manchester CAMRA Cider & Perry Festival 2014 (Manchester, Lancashire) Preview

Address: Palace Hotel, Oxford St, Manchester, Lancashire, M60 7HA (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 27th June: 12pm-10:30pm (£3)
Sat 28th June: 12pm-10:30pm (£3)

Concessions: CAMRA members & EBCU members enter for only £2

Tickets: Available on the door

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Cornwall Cider Co Apple Slayer Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Cornwall Cider Co
Cider Name: Apple Slayer
Region: Cornwall
ABV: 5.7%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Rustic/Fresh apples
Colour: Golden/Straw
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Cornwall Cider Co
Date: 20/05/14

Following on from the relatively successful tasting a couple of weeks ago of the Lyonesse cider, from Cornwall Cider Co, I am next going to try the other one in their range – The Apple Slayer!

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20th-22nd June – Somerset Cider, Cheese & Music Festival 2014 (Bridgwater, Somerset) Preview

Address: Stowey Court Farm, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1LL (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 20th June: Big Weekender Ticket Holders Only
Sat 21st June: 1:30pm onwards (£20)
Sun 22nd June: 10:30am onwards (Free)

Camping: £10 per night per pitch

Tickets: Various ticket options available online here

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20th-21st June – 18th South Downs CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2014 (Lewes, East Sussex) Preview

Address: Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2QS (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 20th June: 11am-3pm (£4*) & 5pm-10:30pm (£6.50*)
Sat 21st June: 11am-5pm (£4*) & 5pm-8pm (Free).

* = Price including program & glass sponsored by Harvey’s of Lewes.

Concessions: £2 free drink tokens to card-carrying CAMRA members.

Tickets: Admission by advance ticket only for both Friday sessions & Saturday daytime.

Tickets available from: Harveys Shop Lewes, Gardeners Arms Lewes or Evening Star Brighton

Click here for current situation with postal tickets

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13th-14th June – 8th Stratford-upon-Avon CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2014 (Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire) Preview

Address: Stratford Racecourse, Luddington Road, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9SE (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 13th June: 12pm-11pm (£12*)
Sat 14th June: 11am-11pm (£12*)

* = £12 festival package includes:

• Entrance Fee
• Festival Glass (£2 refundable)
• Festival Programme with Beer and Cider list and tasting notes
• £7 of Drink Tokens

Concessions: CAMRA members Showing a valid membership card will get £3 back in tokens to spend at the festival.

Tickets: Available on the door

Camping: Camping & Caravan facilities are available on the racecourse, run by and bookable via the Stratford touring park

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23rd-26th May – Clytha Arms Cider & Perry Festival 2014 (Clytha, Monmouthshire) Preview

Address: The Clytha Arms, Clytha, Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9BW (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 23rd May: Times TBC (Free)
Sat 24th May: Times TBC (Free)
Sun 25th May: Times TBC (Free)
Mon 26th May: Times TBC (Free)

Tickets: N/A

Camping: £10 per person per night. Spaces are limited so book before they all go on 01873 840206.

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