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Royal Oak (Bristol) Cider Festival 2011 Review

Address: The Royal Oak, 385 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8TN

Date: 22nd-23rd July 2011

Date Visted: 23rd July

Review:

Having heard great things from friends who visited the festival last year, I then made it my mission to visit it this year. The festival is all about the pork, music and most importantly the cider. How can you not like a festival that has all that goodness involved?

The festival started on the Friday night, which was free entrance and their ‘warm up’ session, but I opted for the Saturday session. This was mainly due to having prior commitments on the Friday, but I was also gambling on having a cider festival in the sun, rather than a low key one on the Friday! Luckily it did not disappoint and the sun was out for all to see and it was a beautiful day.

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Horse and Groom (Bristol) Review

Address: Horse and Groom, 17 St. Georges Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5UU

Draught

Moles Black Rat
Thatchers Cheddar Valley
Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Traditional

Guest Ciders

Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze
Thatchers Heritage

Bottles

None

Review

Having been notified of it’s re-opening, by a friend who works nearby, I had to pop on down to see what was happening. This is the latest venture by the people behind The Orchard. With them being one of Bristol’s best cider pubs, then this had to be good for cider right?

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The Old Duke (Bristol) Review

Address: The Old Duke, 45 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ER

Draught

Thatchers Cheddar Valley
Thatchers Gold
Westons Stowford Press

Bottles

Thatchers Pear
Westons Organic

Review

This is the sister pub of the Golden Lion, set in the heart of the city centre on King Street. The main focus for this pub is the jazz, which becomes quite obvious when you step in, with loads of jazz posters everywhere! It’s famous for having many free live jazz/blues nights and a yearly jazz festival.

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The Orchard Inn (Bristol) Review

Address: The Orchard Inn, 12 Hanover Place, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 6XT

Draught

Ben Crossmans (Dry)
Countryman (Sweet)
Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze
Hecks Perry
Moles Black Rat
Parson’s Choice (Dry)
Richs Farmhouse (Sweet/Medium/Dry)
Richs Legbender
Severncider (Medium/Dry)
Severncider Perry (Dry)
Thatchers Cheddar Valley
Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Traditional
Ticknum Tipple
Westcroft Janets Jungle Juice (Medium/Dry)
Wilkins (Sweet/Medium/Dry)

Past Draught Ciders/Perries

Bath Ales Bounders
Cornish Orchards Perry (Medium)
Norton Wood Dry
Tricky Cider (Sweet/Medium/Dry)

Bottles

Thatchers Katy

Review

When my friend recently brought up The Orchard in conversation, I just had to go down and see it again. It’s a little like an old friend for me, that isn’t quite local enough I can easily walk to visit, but I feel guilty I don’t see enough of because they are so close. Luckily as my other half is a perennial taxi user, it wasn’t to be the usual long journey to the other side of the river, but a nice short taxi ride.
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The Coronation Tap (Bristol) Review

Address: The Coronation Tap, 8 Sion Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4AX

Draught

Cori Tap Exhibition
Thatchers Cheddar Valley
Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Traditional
Westons Old Rosie
Westons Stowford Press

Bottles

Thatchers Cox
Thatchers Green Goblin
Thatchers Katy

Review

When everyone thinks of Bristol cider pubs, the first one always on their mind is the Cori Tap. Dating back to the 1800s, this cider pub is what really put Bristol on the cider map. Its reputation is such that even the rich and famous frequent there on occasion and go and get “corried”. One of the biggest things it is known for is its lethal Exhibition cider. At 8.4% and only served in half-pints, then you can understand why it can become dangerous drinking it.
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