I spent a great weekend in bath with some old school friends (Welsh friends, I did not go to school in Bath ) – just to say that the Salamander and Raven pub where the most frequentest stops and had great ale even if – but the Pulteney Arms was a right gem after the bad treatment we got in the The George Inn Bathampton- when we tried to get some food after a boat trip – very rude staff ok there was 10 of us and it was 3pm – but they could not accommodate us for lunch (btw they are open all day) maybe they just did not like the Welsh
Bath was a joy as usual and dinner in the The Garricks Head was very good – but I think the company helped.
anyway this week it’s all about cider in Cardiff –
as Arfur from Brew wales explains.
The CAMRA Pub of the Year for Cardiff, the City Arms in Quay Street will be holding a cider and perry festival, starting on Wednesday 25th April and continuing throughout the weekend, finishing on Sunday 29th.
There will have 8 different ciders and 4 varieties of perry for customers to choose from alongside their usual range.
These guests will be alongside our resident ciders including Stowford Press, Aspall’s, Friel’s, Thatcher’s Katy, Thatcher’s Gold, Savanna Premium Dry and Orchard Gold Cider. The new ciders will be limited edition so make sure you get your hands on them whist they’re around!
Unusually ciders and a perry from Llanblethian Orchards of Cowbridge will also be available, unusual in that most of this award-winning hand-crafted cider is normally only ever sold at beeer and cider festivals and not in pubs:
Llanblethian Orchards Stoke Red dry single variety cider 5.3%
Llanblethian Orchards Bramley mix 5.3% , a blend of Stoke Red and Bramley apples to produce a medium-sweet cider
Llanblethian Orchards Hendre Huffcap and Blakeney Red Perry 6.8%
On Thursday 26th April, live music will be on in the pub.