Over the next week cider lovers have no less than 8 exciting regional cider events to get yourself along to.

Represented from Suffolk in the East, to South Wales in the West, to Newark in the North(ish). There are some really talented cider and perry producers coming to the forefront, some for the first time this year. You’ll be able to taste a wide range of local ciders and perries to the event, and maybe even meet the producers themselves – at events just like the ones below.

Here on the Real Cider community, we are getting more and more interest from a wide range of cider drinkers. However, some are not sure where to start, so why not share your experiences of your next cider event with us!

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Read the recent Hove cider festival review to get an idea of what we’ve written about from previous cider events.


The Chappel Cider Festival

  • When 4 – 7 Jun 2010
  • Where CO6 2DS
  • Description Up to 70 types of cider. Entrance is free. At the Anglian railway Museum www.earm.co.uk


Southampton Beer & Cider Festival

  • When 3 – 5 Jun 2010
  • Where Southampton Guildhall, Southampton
  • Description www.shantscamra.org.uk/beerfestivals/sbf2010 Features the first outing of 146 Cider, plus others!!


Newark Beer & Cider Festival

  • When 28 – 30 May 2010
  • Where Riverside Park in the shadow of Newark Castle.
  • Description Since the first festival in 1996, it has become a major attraction drawing both the enthusiast and the inquisitive to the banks of the River Trent to enjoy great music, good food and, of course, an amazing selection of cask conditioned beers and ciders www.newarkcamra.org.uk/festival/cider.htm


Newark Beer & Cider Festival

  • When 27 – 29 May 2010
  • Where Delapré Abbey
  • Description The Northamptonshire Beer Festival (also known as the Delapré Abbey Beer Festival) is organised jointly by the Northants branch of CAMRA and the Friends of Delapré Abbe www.northantscamra.org.uk


Dove Street Inn Beer Festival, Ipswich

  • When 26 – 31 May 2010
  • Where The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA (map)
  • Description 60+ beers, milds & Ciders see www.dovestreetinn.co.uk

South Wales

Welsh cider and perry festival at The Clytha Arms

  • When 29 – 31 May 2010
  • Where The Clytha Arms
  • Description Taste over 70 different types of cider and perries www.welshcider.co.uk Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales. Address and Directions from:www.clytha-arms.com / Tel: 01873 840 206


Cider and Perry show at Bath and West show, Shepton Mallet

  • When 4 – 6 Jun 2010
  • Where Bath and west showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  • Description The biggest cider competition in the country takes place in the Orchard and Cider pavilion at The Royal Bath and West Show. Entrants from all corners of the kingdom compete for the title of Supreme Championship. This year the Pavilion’s theme is Wessex in honour of our show president, Sophie, Countess of Wessex. www.bathandwest.com

West Sussex

Glastonwick, west sussex

  • When 4 – 6 Jun 2010
  • Where Church Farm, Coombes, West Sussex
  • Description For the 15th consecutive year, and our fourth at the fabulous rural location of Coombes, this popular festival will again bring sleepy Sussex to life in June 2010. http://efestivals.co.uk/festivals/glastonwick/2010/

View all our listed forthcoming cider events.

If there is an event that isn’t listed that you know about, please leave the information as a comment below. Thank you!


  1. Nigelgiles

    Off to a great Cider Festival on th South Devon Railway over the weekend 28th -30th May. What a pairing of an idyllic spot and a collection of great ciders gathered from around the country, including many offerings from Biddenhams, Hecks, Westons, Thatchers, Green valley, Crossman, Broad Oak, Westcroft, Rich’s Gwynt y Ddraig, plus others. Anyone interested check it out on the South Devon Railways Website here   http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/events.

  2. gail

    We are running a cider festival this Saturday near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. 31 real ciders/perries (lots of award winners) on the bar – with food including our own Hope Banger (pork and cider sausage), pork roll with cider and apple sauce and more…and entertainment. Just £1.25 a half. email hopeciderfest@gofrit.co.uk for tickets

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