Cider lovers will be heading to Burnley

Wetherspoons, Brun Lea Pub
Wetherspoons, Brun Lea Pub

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

The festival will take place from Friday, July 10th, until Sunday, July 26th, inclusive at The Brun Lea in Manchester Road and The Boot Inn in St James’s Street.

The Boot Inn

The Boot Inn

The pubs will each offer a selection of up to 30 ciders (apple, pear and fruit), including some never previously available in the pubs and others produced exclusively for the festival.

They include award-winning ciders, together with those with unusual flavours; wild raspberries, whisky, marmalade, bourbon, rum, elderflower and blackberry.

Among those on offer are Marmalade Cider (Orchard Pig), Painted Lady (Barbourne Perry Co), Doctor’s Orders (Green Valley Cyder), Black Rat (Moles Brewery), Legbender Cider (Rich’s Cider), Somerset Fruit Forager (The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill) and The Collaborators (Sandford Orchards and La Ferme de Billy). One of the ciders, The Collaborators, has been made by a French cider maker in collaboration with an English cider maker.

Each of the ciders will be available at £1.99 a pint.

The Boot Inn manager, Robert Burgess, said: “The pub will be offering a superb selection of ciders, which I am confident will appeal to cider lovers and those enjoying cider for the first time.”

Customers can enjoy three one-third pint of ciders for the price of a pint.

Tasting notes on all the ciders will be available in the pubs.