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21st June & 14th July – Orchard Pig Ground Force: An Introduction to West Country Cider Making (Course) 2012 Preview

Address: Orchard Pig Ground Force, West Bradley Orchards, West Bradley, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8LT

Entry Price/Course Times:

Thu 21st June: 9am-4:30pm (£70*)
Sat 14th July: 9am-4:30pm (£70*)

* = Includes refreshments and lunch

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29th April – Orchard Pig Apple Blossom Day (Somerset) 2012 Preview

Address: Orchard Pig, West Bradley Orchards, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8LT (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sun 29th April: 11am-6pm (£2.50)

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Orchard Pig Medium Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Orchard Pig
Cider Name: Medium (Still)
Region: Somerset
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Half-pint at room temperature
Smell: Apple
Colour: Golden yellow
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still


In continuing my cider journey at the International Craft Cider Festival, I returned to the English cider tent to get a feel for our own cider again. There’s no place like home as they say, which can equally be said here. So to keep to something local to me, I went for an Orchard Pig Medium cider, which is based down the road in Somerset. I was actually quite surprised it has taken me this long to write a review on them, as it’s not as if it was the first time I had it before.

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Bristol Cider Awards 2011 Results

After a slight delay in getting back the voting slips, the Bristol Cider Awards 2011 have finally been announced by The Apple. The results are the following:

Best of Best – Rich’s Medium
Best Sparkling Cider – Thatcher’s Gold
Best Sparkling Perry – Beesting
Best Still Cider – Old Rosie
Best Still Perry – Hecks Perry
Best Old Favourite – Olde English
Best Organic – Westons Organic
Best Small Producer – Orchard Pig
Best Strong Cider – Old Bristolian
Best Specialist Cider – Hecks Dunkertons
Best Flavoured Cider – Gwatkin Pyder
Best Cider Maker – Thatchers

Well done to all of the above and roll on next year 🙂

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The Apple (Bristol) Review

Address: The Apple, Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SB


Old Bristolian
Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze
Hecks Perry Medium
Richs Medium
Sheppys Sweet
Thatchers Dry
Westons Old Rosie
Wilkins Dry


Gwynt y Ddraig Dabinett
Kingstone Press
Olivers Making Hay
Olivers Shezam
Orchard Pig
Sheppys Falstaff
Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Katy
Thatchers Old Rascal
Thatchers Pear
Westons Organic Cider
Westons Perry


A proper Bristol cider pub, centrally located in the heart of the city, just off Kings Street. Well when I say a pub, I really mean a boat, with the bar spread over both decks with ample outside seating docked on the river. With the selection of cider on tap and bottled, then you are really spoilt for choice. If I was to choose somewhere to wind away those long Saturday afternoons then this would be it. Read the rest of this entry »

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