Hard work like this should be rewarded with a bit of hard play, so with the Yarlys secured it was off to the Fleece Inn in nearby Bretforton for a relaxing drink in the orchard garden. The Fleece is a truly great destination any day of the year, but this weekend had the added attraction of their annual Ale & Apple Festival. Yowzah!
|A fine display of Dessert and Culinary Apples in the Ale & Cider tent.|
|The Cider Bar - Favourite of the day was the Gregg's Pitt Aylton/Blakeney Red Perry, closely followed by the Olivers Medium Cider. The Fleece Inn Cider was good too. The Plum Jerkum.... interesting!|
|The press was fully wound down from an earlier pressing, and showing little activity other than a healthy population of local Wasps.|
|The antique Scratter, made in Somerset at the foundry of Albert Day.|
|Susan struggles under the weight of a Newtons Wonder from the Fleece Inn orchard. I think she may have taken this home...|
|The famous Sweet'n'Savoury Pastie, one half Meat'n'Veg, the other appropriately Apple'n'Custard. Delicious. Unless of course you're not expecting it to be sweet'n'savoury!|