4th April – BS5 Cider Festival 2015 (Easton, Bristol) Preview

Address: All Hallows Hall, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0HH (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 4th April: 12pm-5pm (Free) & 5pm-12am (£5*)

* = Entry to the evening session (after 5pm) is £5 for those without a wristband from the tasting session.

Concessions: When you buy your first tasting rack of cider (£2,50) in the afternoon session, you will be given a wristband to allow you free entry into the evening part of the event which will be £5 to anyone else.

Tickets: Available on the door.

Ciders/Perries: The following ciders were available in the tastings:

Alberts Black D1
Ashill D2
Bennett’s D3
Burrow Hill D4
Cranborne Chase D5
Dorset Star D6
Hecks D7
Lyme Bay Jack Ratt D8
New Forest D9
Perrys D10
Rogers D11
Ross On Wye D12
Sheppys D13
Tricky D14
West Milton D15
West Orchard Farm D16
Purbeck Joes Dry D17
Bridge Farm D18
Royate Hill Billy D19
Honey’s Midford D20
Chant Badger Spit D21
Pennard D22
West Croft D23
Worley D24
Wilcox D30
Bridge Farm Vintage M1
Bristol Cider Shop Special M2
Bennett’s M3
Hecks M4
Perrys M5
Lyme Bay Jack Ratt M6
Perrys Vintage M7
Bridge Farm M8
Crossmans M9
Ashill M10
Cedrics M11
Rich’s M12
West Croft M13
Bridge Farm Kingston Black M14
Burrow Hill M15
Cranborne Chase M16
Dorset Star M17
Ham Hill M18
Wilkins M19
New Forest M20
Pennard M21
Rogers M22
Sheppys M23
Tricky M24
West Milton M25
Ham Hill Early Drop M26
Purbeck Dabinett M27
Chant Singing Cider M28
Worley M29
Wilcox M30
Chant Sweet S 1
Ham Hill Special S 2
Hecks S 3
New Forest S 4
Pennard S 5
Perrys S 6
Rogers S 7
Sheppys S 8
Tricky S 9
West Croft S 10
West Milton S 11
Wilcox S 12
Purbeck Joes Sweet S 13
Bridge Farm S 14
Perrys Vintage S 15

Food: Food will be available all day at the venue.

Entertainment: The first act will be on at around 3pm and then in the evening we will have two bands and a DJ from 8pm. Live music will be over by 11pm and curfew is midnight.

Further Event Information: Fuelled By Cider are pleased to announce the launch of our new “Urban Cider Festival” in the heart of BS5. Taking place at the All Hallows Hall, Easton on Saturday April 4th there will be dozens of fine ciders on offers and the very first Fuelled By Cider Awards will be given to the best of them. The winners of these awards will be chosen by you the general public. As well as the cider, there will some great live music throughout the day. We have OutCider Festival favourites John D Revelator, The White City Shakers & The Surfin’ Turnips taking to the All Hallows stage.

The tastings start at midday and will run until 5pm or all the tasting cider has gone. Entry to this part of the event is free and when you buy your first tasting rack of cider you will be given a wristband to allow you free entry into the evening part of the event which will be £5 to anyone else.

How the tasting and awards will work

The tasting session will be blind – you won’t know who has made the cider you have bought. You will be able to choose a rack from the all the different categories in the awards. Each rack will contain 5 different ciders each individually numbered and they are £2.50 a rack. You will get a scoring card on which you can fill in your marks for each cider. As with any event with alcohol present drinking sensibly and within reason is encouraged. When you finish you rack please put your scoring card in the boxes provided. We will be totting up the scores and announcing the winners during the evening.

There will also be a fully stocked and licensed bar for those wanting something different (real ale, wine, soft drinks) or to drink a cider they know.

Food will be available all day at the venue.

The Entertainment

The early part of the day is dedicated to the tasting of cider. The first act will be on at around 3pm and then in the evening we will have two bands and a DJ from 8pm. Live music will be over by 11pm and curfew is midnight.
Entry to the evening session (after 5pm) is £5 for those without a wristband from the tasting session.

Cider Producers

If you are a cider producer please get in touch with fuelled by cider by using the form here to find out how to get your ciders in the festival for a chance of winning one of the inaugural Fuelled By Cider Awards. Entry is open to any producer from anywhere, as long as you can get the cider to us then you can enter the show. All ciders will need to be supplied in 5L BIB/flagon. We may be able to collect cider from Somerset/Dorset/East Devon the week before the festival.

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