A bumper year for blossom – we haven’t previously seen flowers quite so prolific in the orchard at B&B HQ – providing we escape any mid May frosts then we should be looking at a great year for fruit.
The orchard has also been transformed into the venue for our monthly Tap Night – the first of which took place at the beginning of the month, a chilled out vibe around the firepit with backing music from our local duo ‘Stardust’. A lovely evening drinking cider topped off with a clear sky and huge full moon.
Dates for other Tap Nights across the summer can be found on the Events page of our website.
On the same days as the Tap Nights are our afternoon Cidery Tour and Tasting events – these events include a tour of the orchard talking about trees and apples, followed by a visit to the cider barn to see the production equipment and talk about how we make our ciders and lastly finished off with a generous tasting session at the bar. Again, if you fancy joining us, dates for future events can be found on the website.
The festival calendar kicked off at Brewhaven, Newhaven Fort at the end of April / beginning of May – we regard this event as the ‘season opener’, an excellent time had by all – even if it was a little chilly. From here on the diary is starting to get pretty busy – the next festival on the agenda is ‘Beer & Cider by the Sea’ at Eastbourne mid May – here you will find our medium ‘Little Gill’ gracing the cider bar.