Mansfield and Ashfield pubs host cider festival

Pub-goers will be able to enjoy a range of ciders during a cider festival at four pubs in and around Mansfield.

The festival will take place from Wednesday 11th July until Sunday 29th July inclusive.

The pubs will offer up to 16 draught and bottled ciders over the 19 days, from cider makers in England and Wales. The selection will include traditional ciders, fruit ciders and perries (pear cider).

Among those on offer will be; Mr Whitehead’s Plum Cider. Thatchers Cheddar Valley, Sheppy’s Farmhouse Draught, Weston’s Cider Twist Blackcurrant, Gwynt y Ddraig’s Welsh Gold Perry and Sandford Orchards’ Devon Scrumpy.

The participating pubs are; The Court House in Market Place and The Widow Frost in Leeming Street and The Stag & Pheasant in Clumber Street, all in Mansfield, as well as The Picture House in Fox Street, Sutton.

Court House manager, Rachel Hannah said: “Cider is the perfect summer drink and I am certain that people will enjoy our fantastic selection, a number of which are not usually available in the area.”

All of the ciders will be available at £2.20 a pint. Tasting notes on all of the ciders will be available at the pub.