Two-day cider festival heading for Burnley

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Cider lovers will be able to enjoy an unbeatable range of draught craft ciders from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland during a 17 day festival at two pubs in Burnley.

The festival will take place at The Brun Lea in Manchester Road and The Boot Inn in St James’ Street, from Friday July 8th until Sunday July 24th inclusive.

The pubs will each serve up to 20 ciders including some not previously available in the pubs and others produced exclusively for the festival. They will be available at £2.99 a pint.

One of the ciders (Cidre Normandie), has been made by a visiting French cider maker from Normandy in collaboration with an English cider maker.

The festival selection will feature apple, pear and fruit ciders.

They include award-winning ciders, a cider made with sloe berries, a cider matured in oak vats, a cider flavoured with mango and another with damson as well as strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant cider.

Among those on offer are; Fruit Bat (Snails Bank), Monkey Mango (Cockeyed Cider Company), Cidre Normandie (La Ferme de Billy), Dark Cider the Moon (Orchard Pig), Midnight Special Perry (Mr Whitehead’s), Tempted Sweet Irish Craft Cider (Tempted Cider), Muddy Scamp (Purbeck Cider Company) and Red Hen (Worley’s).

The Boot Inn manager, Robert Burgess, said: “The Boot Inn will be offering a superb selection of ciders during the 17 day festival. We are confident that they will appeal to cider lovers and those enjoying cider for the first time.”