Friday, September 19, 2008

Cider Trail

The West Riding Licensed Refreshment Rooms in Dewsbury & The Cellar Bar in Batley are co-hosting an event involving lots of real cider and just for a bit of fun, participants collecting (ie drinking) all twenty or so concoctions are not only guaranteed a splitting headache but also the chance of winning a top prize.

Trail cards will be available from both venues during the festival (today & tomorrow) and will add a little bit of food for thought with questions about the buildings (presumably in which the pubs are housed), cider, apples, cheese and who knows what else.

During the two days there will be a range of tasty apple themed foods available at both bars plus a Hog Roast (with apple sauce one hopes!) at the West Riding on the Saturday. Bar staff will also be serving non-alcoholic apple punch and there will be an opportunity to taste a range of quality cheeses courtesy of Czerwiks.

Musical entertainment will feature heavily too and bands confirmed so far include Floque - a five piece rock 'n' blues combo, Britrocks - playing 60's classics including the Stones, Jimmy Hendrix & The Who, De-railed - providing some blues and soul covers, Eric the Viaduct - Dewsbury's answer to Jake Thackray, and the famous Slubbing Billys Morris Team from Huddersfield.
It all sounds great fun if you fancy a totally off your face weekend. Count me in!

The List:
Thatchers
- Pear Cider 4.5%
- Traditional 6.0%

- Cheddar Valley 6.0%
- Heritage 4.9%
- Gold 4.8%
Westons

- Old Rosie 6.0%
- Scrumpy 7.3%
- Herefordshire County Perry 5.0%
Other ciders
- Westcroft 6.0%

- Soloway 6.0%
- Richs 6.0%

- Henrys 6.1%
- Sheppys 6.0%
- Wilkins 6.0%
- Burrow Hill 6.0%
- Ben Crossmans 5.7%
- Bennets 6.0%
- Ernie & Gerties 5.9%
- Naish 6.0%


1 comment:

Paul Garrard said...

As I said in a blog recently I never seem to find the opportunity to drink cider. There is always too much beer and not enough time. So cider suffers.