A good tipple of cider

PUBLISHED: 17:11 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

CIDER lovers will be in for a treat this weekend as hundreds of kegs of the good stuff are rolled in for a special festival in Bristol.

CIDER lovers will be in for a treat this weekend as hundreds of kegs of the good stuff are rolled in for a special festival in Bristol.

A Wurzels tribute band and flowing cider will form part of the West Country gathering at the Brunel Passenger Shed at Bristol Temple Meads.

Bath-based promoters CiderFestivals.co.uk has two huge events planned for the coming month.

First up is the Bristol Winter Cider Festival taking place tomorrow (Fri) and Saturday and before you have chance to recover, Bath Cider Festival will take place at Bath Pavilion over the Valentines weekend.

More than 80 ciders and perries will be on offer including award-winning ciders from across the West Country and Wales - as well as hog roast rolls and cheese platters, and a range of soft drinks for the drivers.

The Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show, providing their own brand of Wurzels-flavoured cider-fuelled Scrumpy and Western madness to help you drink up 'thy cider'.

The band's singer Hedge Cutter said: "We have done several of these festivals and we never tire of them. "Imagine more than 1,000 cider drinkers dancing around and singing along to Drink Up Thy Cider and I Can Drive A Tractor - and you get an idea of how crazy these events are. We loves 'em!"

This weekend's festival will run from 7.30pm-11pm tomorrow and 11am-4pm and 7.30pm -11pm on Saturday.

Tickets, priced £6.50 in advance and £7.50 on the door, are available on 01225 330304 or via www.clstickets.co.uk

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