Date: 5th & 6th May 2012
Date Visted: 5th & 6th May 2012
After a rather amazing day at the Reading Beer & Cider Festival the day before, I was in the mood to carry on my cider drinking in the same fashion, which is where the Bristol Cider Shop Sausage & Cider Festival came in to save the day (and the weekend!) perfectly.
The concept of the festival is simple and yet effective. There are lots of sausages and lots of cider…..what more could you possibly want?!?! The choice of venue is possibly not for everyone’s taste, as it is in a metal pub, but I think it adds to the charm of it.
Unfortunately this time I didn’t get to sample the sausages, as they had sold out before I got there on Friday evening, but the choice of cider was yet again top notch. There was a good range of cider which included anything from the very sweet to the very dry and everything else inbetween. My only down point I would say is it sometimes felt a little cramped at times. This was purely down to them not expecting as many people to turn up as they did I guess! Fingers crossed for a larger venue for the next one and let this good cider festival grow! Whenever the next one is planned, then you can guarantee I will have to visit at some point and it is a cider festival not to miss.
Some ciders sampled:
|Burrow Hill – ‘Alf and ‘Alf||Ross-On-Wye – Balls Bittersweet||Dunkertons – Perry|
|Millwhites – Rum Cask||Dunkertons – Organic Cider||Orgasmic Cider Company – Brown Snout|
|Severn Cider – Somerset Redstreak||Perrys – Vintage Reserve||Butford Organics – Medium|
Sat 5th May: 12pm-12am
Sun 6th May: 12pm-12am