Cider lovers rejoice! Thanks to the wonderful Bristol Cider Shop there’s now a series of events planned for the next few months, incorporating a variety of ways in which you can enjoy your favourite tipple…
The shop, selling only ciders produced within 50 miles of its home on the Christmas Steps, reached its six month anniversary this month, and Pete and Nick have been working hard to expand their offering even further. Part of their plans involve offering their customers more by way of events, which include tasting, tours, festivals and courses.
The events currently in the diary are below, and are also listed on the Events page of their website – keep checking back to see what else has been added!
For more information on any of the events listed below, or to book your place, contact Bristol Cider Shop via one of the methods listed on their website by clicking this link.
Friday 8 – Saturday 9 July
Cider and Perry Festival
The Gryphon, Colston St, Bristol
Featuring some of the very finest cider and perry in the West Country! Including single varietals, Champagne style ciders, cider brandy and cider cocktails. Free entry, good food available, all drinks £2.50.
Thursday 21 July
Meet the Cider Makers Evening
Hotel du Vin, Bristol
For one night only, the Hotel du Vin becomes the Hotel du Cidre! Join us for an exclusive cider tasting with champion cider makers Tom Oliver and Mike Johnson. Tickets £20, includes cider and finger buffet (limited tickets).
Saturday 13 August
International Craft Cider Festival
Llancaiach Fawr Manor, South Wales
Day trip from Bristol to the first ever International Craft Cider Festival. Featuring, cider and music from England, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Norway, Switzerland and Wales! For more information, visit www.internationalciderfestival.com
Sunday 4 September
Broome Farm Cider Festival
Peterstow, Ross on Wye
Day trip from Bristol. Broome Farm provides the perfect setting to try the excellent range of ciders from Ross on Wye and other local cider makers. There will be live music, a famers market, and alpacas! For more information, visit www.rosscider.com/Events.htm
Starting Sunday 18 September
Make your Own Cider Days
Have you ever wanted to make your own cider? Well now you can! Join an expert cider maker for a day in a traditional cider orchard, picking, milling and pressing apples to make your very own barrel of cider! Dates and times TBC. Please get in touch to register your interest.