The Leicester CAMRA Beer Festival (Wed 10th - Sat 13th March) will feature over 220 ales, food, including an authentic Leicester curry house, and a carefully selected smorgasborg of real ciders and perrys.
I'll be posting up the provisional cider and perry list just as soon as I can winkle it out of cider bar manager Susan Kite's grasp. I do know it will include ciders and perrys from most (all?) of the traditional cidermaking areas, plus a few not noted for a cider tradition. We will to be supplying our new season Rockingham Forest Blakeney Red Perry, and there may also be a local Leicestershire cider on offer.
Visitors to the festival should have no problem finding a range of ciders and perrys to suit their taste, but I know that people also like to visit a few pubs when in town. So in the next week or so I'll be posting a handy cut-out-and-keep guide to the 'best pubs for real cider and perry' in the city of Leicester. Armed with this, and a festival programme, there really should be no excuse for straying from the orchard path during the second week in March.