7th-9th May – 15th Banbury CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2015 (Banbury, Oxfordshire) Preview

Address: TA Centre, Oxford Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9AN (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 7th May: 5pm-11pm (£1)
Fri 8th May: 12pm-5pm (£2) & 5pm-12am (£4)
Sat 9th May: 11am-5pm (£3) & 5pm-11pm (£1)

Tickets: Available on the door.

Concessions: CAMRA members free entry at all time with a valid card.

Festival Glass: £2 (Refundable)

Ciders/Perries: The following ciders/perries will be available:

1
Chant Cider
Badger’s Spit
Somerset 7.5 A hazy gold farmhouse cider, well-balanced with a
sharp but pleasant finish.
D
2
Once upon a Tree
Dorothy’s Orchard
Herefordshire 7.0 Dry, crisp and refreshing made with a blend of dessert
apples handpicked from “Dorothy’s Orchard”. Winner
of the 2014 Hereford International Cider Competition.
D
3
Llanblethian Orchards
Royalist
Glamorgan
Wales
6.8 First of the new season, a traditional style blended
cider, balanced with a pleasing mix of bitterness and
sharpness.
D
4
Honey & Daughter
Honey’s Midford
Somerset 6.5 Well balanced, carefully made clean cider apple cider.
The taste of the apples shines through.
MD
5
Springfield
Sledgehammer
Monmouthshire
Wales
7.5 A best-selling festival cider matured in oak whisky
barrels. Clean, succinct and to the point!
MD
6
Rosie’s
Wicked Wasp
Clwyd
Wales
7
Distinctive tasting with oak and whisky notes. MD
7
Tutts Clump
Rum Cask
Berkshire
Local
7.5 Super-drinkable cider, fermented and matured in oak
rum barrels.
MD
8
Glebe Farm
Side-R Elderflower
Cambridgeshire 6 A best-selling elderflower cider using a mix of local
apples.
M
9
Glebe Farm
Side-R Ginger
Cambridgeshire 6 Very smooth with a classic ginger kick from natural
ginger extract added to a blend of Cambridgeshire
apples.
M
10 Gwynt y Ddraig
Haymaker
Glamorgan
Wales
6.5 A fruity farmhouse cider with a smooth finish and
bursting with the flavour of apples.
M
11
Gwatkin
Yarlington Mill SV
Herefordshire 7.5 Smooth, rich and red with a spirit aroma and taste
that resonates with the taste buds to surprise and
delight.
M
12 WM Watkins & Sons
Sunset Oak
Monmouthshire
Wales
6.8 A balanced sweet rich apple aroma and flavour with
some spicy notes makes for a very drinkable cider.
M
13 Orchard Cottage
Hitchcox Black Panther
Oxfordshire
Local
6 A fabulous new cider made with added blackcurrants
to give a refreshing distinctive taste.
MS
14 Orchard Cottage
Hitchcox Sweet
Oxfordshire
Local
6 Another highly popular cider made by this local
producer using traditional cider apples.
MS
15 Winkleigh
Sam’s
Devon 6
Smooth and refreshing with a strong apple taste S
16 Double Vision
Strawberry
Kent 5.3 A grown up strawberry cider, pink with a berry and
apple aroma – delicious!
S
17 Rosie’s
Black Bart
Clwyd
Wales
6.8 A popular strong but not overly sweet cider with a
subtle hint of oak.
S

Perry

18
Nempnett Cider
Piglets Choice
Somerset 6.5 A delicious perry from rare 100 year old perry pear
trees, produced in the village of Nempnett Thrubwell
under the watchful gaze of some little farmyard
friends!
MD
19 Newton Court
Winnal’s Longdon SV
Herefordshire 5.3 A lovely single varietal perry. The Winnal’s Longdon
pear can be traced back to about 1790.
MD
20 Double Vision
Impeared Vision
Kent 7.4 A traditional perry made from Kentish Conference
pears.
M
21
Oliver’s
Classic
Herefordshire 6 Popular real perry made by this award winning perry
producer – gold at the 2014 CAMRA National Cider &
Perry Championship.
MS
22
Raglan Cider Mill
Snowy Owl
Monmouthshire
Wales
5.5 Light, fruity and young made from Blakeney Red and
Burgundy pears. Last season’s perry won bronze at
the 2014 CAMRA National Cider & Perry
Championship.
S
Key
D = Dry MD = Medium Dry M = Medium MS = Medium Sweet S = Sweet
Local = Cider / Perry from Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties.
Wales = Cider / Perry from featured region.

Food: Food is provided indoors this year in our dedicated cafe area. A hog roast will be available on the Friday. The vegetarian options, hot and cold, will be specially prepared. Food is provided by R & D Walker from Moreton in Marsh (01608 651002).

Entertainment: The will be entertainment on Thursday and Saturday. Lineup TBC.

As in previous years, the British Legion will be running a tombola stand.

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