Good Times: Cider festival is taste of summer

Amanda McKenzie and Sarah Cavanagh celebrating the cider festival at Richard Oastler pub, Bethal Street, Brighouse.
Amanda McKenzie and Sarah Cavanagh celebrating the cider festival at Richard Oastler pub, Bethal Street, Brighouse.

Cider fans will be able to enjoy a range of draught ciders from around the UK at the Richard Oastler pub in Brighouse.

The festival will kick start the summer from Wednesday July 10 until Sunday July 28 at the pub on Bethel Street.

Pub manager Amanda McKenzie said: “Cider is the perfect summer drink and I am certain that people will enjoy our fantastic selection.”

On offer will be 16 draught ciders over the 19 days , including 13 never previously available in the pub and others produced exclusively for the festival.

The selection will include traditional ciders, flavoured fruit ciders and perries - pear flavoured cider.

Among those on offer are Fiery Fox from Gwynt Y Ddraig, Shaky Bridge from Sandford Orchards and Rosie’s Pig from Westons.

Tempted? Summer Sweet Irish Craft Cider, brewed by Tempted? Irish Craft Cider, Scrummage by the Bottle Kicking Cider Company and Field Farm Perry made by Mr Whitehead’s Cider Company will also be available at £2.29 a pint.

Customers will also be able to pick up handy tasting guides for all the ciders at the festival.

Duty manager Richard Smith added: “People are looking for a lighter drink during the summer rather than the traditional ales and cider is a big seller during the warmer weather.”