As the leaves turn brown and the memory of the Great British Beer Festival fades, there is one thing keeping us all afloat: Cider Month.

Whether you’re interested in extending your knowledge of cider, becoming a master cider taster or simply having a good pint of the stuff, you’ll find something suited to you this October.

Events

National Cider and Perry Trip
13th October
This annually-running trip is a fantastic chance to visit cider producers. On the day, you will have the chance to visit orchards, spend time with experienced producers and find out how they make their cider. Update: tickets have now sold out online.

CAMRA Free Cider Tasting
18th October
To celebrate Cider Month this October CAMRA are holding a free cider tasting session at The Grasshopper Micropub in Hillside on Thursday 18th October 2018. The tasting session will have CAMRA cider experts on hand to guide you through the different styles and tastes and find the cider for you. Register your place on Eventbrite here.

Festivals

Steel City Beer and Cider Festival
10th-13th October
Now in its 44th year, Sheffield’s biggest Beer and Cider Festival will be returning to Kelham Island Industrial Museum. Try a third, half or pint of one of their 40 ciders and perries on offer.

Nottingham ‘Robin Hood’ Beer and Cider Festival
17th-20th October
The Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival will be hosted at The Motorpoint Arena for the first time this year. Their specially-crafted ‘Cider Barn’ will feature over 250 real ciders and perries, mainly sourced from smaller producers.

18th Twickenham Beer and Cider Festival
25th-27th October
Celebrate the Festival’s first year of adulthood with a pint of cider. This centrally-located Festival will also be featuring cask ales, perries and food.

Southport CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
25th-27th October
Celebrate in Southport with one of their 60 plus real ales and ciders. Featuring live music as well as the announcement of the Pub and Licensee Awards, this Festival will be one to (perhaps hazily) remember.

22nd Worthing CAMRA Beer, Cider & Perry Festival
26th-27th October
Drop into Worthing on the weekend for their 22nd annual Beer, Cider & Perry Festival. With 25 ciders on offer, as well as 103 beers and a gin bar, there’s definitely a chance to try something new. Plus, the first 100 CAMRA members for each session will receive £2.50 in beer tokens on production of their membership card.

Alloa Cask Ale and Cider Festival
26th-27th October
Celebrate Cider Month in Scotland at the 27th annual Alloa Cask Ale and Cider Festival. Try one of their 50 real ciders, perries and beers available and enjoy the live entertainment.

Good cider near you 

Can’t get yourself to a festival? Fear not, real cider is still within your grasp. Use CAMRA’s online pub guide, WhatPubto find local pubs near you serving real cider. Simply filter results ticking the feature ‘Real Cider Available’.

 

 

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