Friday, 19 September 2008

Summer-that at Melton Beer Festival

Our meticulously organised plan for a weekend of fine cider and Melton Mowbray pork pie, has unfortunately failed to get off the ground. I'm pleased to report that a barrel of our Rockingham Forest Cider arrived safely at Melton Beer Festival (thanks to East Midlands 'Cider-Mule' Paul Barton of the Queen Adelaide in Northampton), but unforeseen circumstances mean we've had to cancel our Saturday trip to the festival. Boo-hoo!

I did manage to call in for a swift half during the Friday afternoon session, accompanied by a rare moment of late Summer sunbathing in this uncommonly good weather we're having. The forecast look good for more fine weather tomorrow, so a trip to Melton Beer Fesival could be your last chance to enjoy a great range of ales, ciders and perries, whilst enjoying the closest thing to a proper Summer's day we're likely to get this year. I only wish I could be there, but we've got a rather pressing engagement at an organic orchard this weekend that just won't wait.


Anonymous said...

I Liked your cider, had it at the Leicester Beer Festival where you ran out. pity you aren't coming to the East Midlands Food and Drink Festival at Melton Mowbray (Brooksby Hall) on 4th and 5th October. We could do with a good local cider. 200 exhibitors and 20,000 punters.
Matthew O'Callaghan Chairman
0789422 9499

Mark said...

Thanks for your comments Matthew. We would love to attend the East Mids Food & Drink Fest, and other evets too, but they always seem to happen at the time of year when we've both ran out of cider, and are very busy making next year's vintage. We wouldn't have enough cider to satisfy 20,000 thirsty customers ;)