Archive for June, 2015

2nd-4th July – 11th Chorlton CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2015 (Chorlton, Manchester) Preview

Address: St Clements Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton, M21 9JF (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 2nd July: 6pm-10:30pm (£10* – Preview Evening)
Fri 3rd July: 6pm-10:30pm (£10*)
Sat 4th July: 1pm-9:30pm# (£10*)

* = Including festival entrance fee, your festival glass, a copy of the festival programme (with tasting notes for all the beers and ciders) and £5 of drinks tokens.
# = Closing time dependent on drink availability

Tickets: Thursday tickets are available here. All other tickets are available on the door

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11th July – Ciderdog Cider Festival 2015 (London) Preview

Address: The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London, SE1 3SS (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 11th July: 12pm-1am (Free)

Tickets: N/A

Drink Price: £3 per pint

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4th July – Ciderdog Cider Festival 2015 (London) Preview

Address: Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate Street, London, E2 9AG (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 4th July: 12pm-12am (Free)

Tickets: N/A

Drink Price: £3 per pint

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June 2015 Cider Events

2nd-6th June – Thurrock CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Thurrock Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, Essex, RM16 2JU

4th-6th June – 19th Southampton CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Southampton Guildhall, Civic Centre Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7LP

6th June – Three Valleys Beer & Cider Festival – Across Several Venues Linked By A Free Bus Service From Dronfield Railway Station (Derbyshire)

6th-7th June – 2nd Charnwood Cider Festival – Newtown Linford Sunday School Hall, Bradgate Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE6 0HB

11th-13th June – Hitchin CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Hitchin Rugby Football Club, Old Hale Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1XL

11th-13th June – 11th Braintree CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival – The Bocking Arts Theatre, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AA

11th-13th June – 40th Wolverhampton CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Wulfrun Hall, Mitre Fold, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1RQ

12th-13th June – 9th Stratford-upon-Avon CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Stratford Racecourse, Luddington Road, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9SE

12th-13th June – Guildford Beer & Cider Festival – Guildford Cricket Club, The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RP

19th-20th June – Kent & East Sussex Rail CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – KESR Tenterden Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

19th-20th June – 19th South Downs CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2QS

19th-21st June – Somerset Cider, Cheese & Music Festival – Stowey Court Farm, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1LL

25th-27th June – 13th Bromsgrove CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club, Finstall Park, Finstall, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3DH

26th-27th June – 5th Greater Manchester CAMRA Cider & Perry Festival – Palace Hotel, Oxford St, Manchester, Lancashire, M60 7HA

26th-28th June – 16th Chappel Cider Festival – East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Essex, CO6 2DS

26th-28th June – 6th Billericay Beer & Cider Festival – Billericay Town Football Club, New Lodge, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9SA

27th June – Hope Cider Festival – Hay Lane Farm, Horsley, Gloucestershire, GL6 0QE

29th June-3rd July – Cider & Perry Production Course: Principles & Practice (Course) – The Orchard Centre, Blackwell’s End, Hartpury, GL19 3DB (2011 Review)

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Sampford Courtenay Traditional Devon Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Sampford Courtenay
Cider Name: Traditional Devon Cider
Region: Devon
ABV: 5.5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Lightly chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Rustic apples
Colour: Golden/Amber
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Sampford Courtenay (01179418543)
Date: 01/06/15

After yet again a busy few months with work/life getting in the way, I can finally settle down in the house with not a care in the world and crack open a good bottle of cider to enjoy on a damp and drizzly Monday evening. One that’s been staring at me from the cider shelf, but as yet untouched, is the delightful looking Sampford Courtenay Traditional Devon Cider.

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