Yes that's right Bristol Cider Shop is leaving Christmas Steps. We're gutted to be leaving but we just need more space and as anyone who's ever been to the shop knows, it's tiny!
We're moving to Cargo, the new shipping container development at Wapping Wharf, which is being set up as a hub for local independent food and drink businesses. We're just waiting for confirmation of dates but we're hoping to move in the middle of July.
Cider tastings will continue at the shop until the end of June and there will be a whole new programme of events from July, including after-work tastings on Friday nights, cider and food matching, cider dinners and ‘Meet the Producer’ sessions, as well as private tastings and events.
We're looking for a superstar manager to run the new shop and we want to get someone in place in time for the launch. We're looking for someone with a passion for food and drink that can help take the business through this exciting new chapter in its history. If you think you fit the bill then drop us a line!
Photo credit: Jon Kent
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new cider club. Amazingly it's the first one in the country! Get a hand-picked selection of award-winning cider delivered to your door every 2 months.
Each box contains 12 different ciders (a mix of 330ml, 500ml & 750ml) including 3 ciders from each of our 2 Producers of the Month plus 6 bottles from other/ smaller/ newer (or just weirder!) cider-makers.
You get tasting notes on each of the ciders plus info about how they're made and who made them. You also get members discounts and special offers on cider, merchandise and events.
Cider Festival Results
Wow what a weekend! We had a record number of people at Trinity last weekend, and you managed to munch your way through over 2,000 sausages and 3,000 pints of cider!
The votes have now been counted and the results are in:
Best Cider: National Treasure, Blaengawney Cider, South Wales
Best Perry: Oliver’s Perry, Herefordshire
Best Sausage: Pork, Apple & Cider, Gales Farm Meats
Best Veggie Sausage: Cauliflower & Cheddar with Truffle Oil, Good Life
Thanks to everyone that was involved. Thanks to the volunteers. Thanks to the sausage crew. Thanks to Brisfest for organising the bands and making the place look awesome. Thanks to Trinity. Thanks to Bristol College for coming to our rescue & helping us prep over 2,000 sausages. And thanks to YOU for coming and making it such a great weekend! :)
Cider & Sausage Festival 2015
ALL TICKETS FOR THIS YEAR'S CIDER FESTIVAL ARE NOW SOLD OUT!
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY TICKETS ON THE DOOR. SORRY!
That's right folks, our annual bank holiday knees-up is back! It's our 5th birthday so it's going to be a big one and this year it’s at the brilliant Trinity Centre…
As ever, there will be over 50 varieties of the new season’s very best cider and perry on offer, plus cider-fuelled music, a cider-themed BBQ, and lots of cider prizes to be won. Plus this year we’re holding a competition to find the scrumpiest sausage in Bristol!
Music is a big part of the festival and this year we are super excited to be working with Bristol Festival Community Group (the team behind Brisfest) who are organising the bands - so be prepared for some awesome music!
The event is split into afternoon (12-6) and evening (7-12) sessions. The afternoons are more relaxed whereas the evenings are all about the music! Tickets cost £5 for the afternoons and £10 for the evenings.
Independent Cider Retailer of the Year
Blimey, we've only gone and won the Independent Cider Retailer of the Year award! We've been short-listed for the Drinks Retailing Awards for the last three years but this year it was third time lucky.
Pete went down to the glitzy ceremony at The Dorchester and received the award from top TV wine guy ‘Jolly’ Olly Smith and Rosie Davenport, editor of Off Licence News.
It was a top night all round and being a drinks industry event there were no shortage of free drinks... Cheers!
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