More than 3,000 people attended the 15th Welsh Perry and Real Cider Festival for a four day event held at Caldicot Castle. The Welsh Perry and Real Cider Festival looks to promote pure juice products – and to avoid more industrial ciders. Around the castle grounds were a selection of home cooked food while the castle tea rooms served refreshments throughout the event.
Organiser Cressida Slater said: “It was the fourth consecutive year that The Welsh Cider Festival has been held at Caldicot Castile and it has been our busiest so far. The sunshine and the setting could not be better for sampling fine craft cider and listening to the best of our local talent.” More than 90 ciders from all over the United Kingdom were available from the cider bars, including those from local cider producers.
Left to right – Rich Williams from Williams Brothers Cider & Andy Hallett from Hallets Real Cider. Mr Hallett said: “The traditional techniques we use take time, but are worth it for the quality. It’s wonderful to be recognised for the work that goes into making our cider taste so special and we hope to do Wales proud and show that there is real talent in the Welsh cider community.”
Also photographed is one of the bands that entertained the crowds The Monte Dons. Caldicot breakout band Rusty Shackle were among a bumper musical line-up for attendees to enjoy.