Bristol and cider go together like Dolce & Gabbana. When you add sausages into the mix, the whole thing becomes perfect, so I was delighted to be invited to the launch of the Sausage & Cider festival, which will be officially opening here on 5 – 6 August.
The launch was held at the quirky Playground Coffee House which, if you haven’t been there, is totally worth a visit. Not only does it serve some of the best coffee in Bristol, but you can enjoy said beverage whilst sitting on your own swing!
The Sausage and Cider festival itself will be taking place at the Passenger Shed near Bristol Temple Meads station and, although I’m not able to partake in the fruity delights of the cider (for at least another three months!) I did get to try some wonderful sausages cooked up by the genius meat masters at Buckland Venison. Alongside, Sausagenius, they’ll be supplying the eats at the festival. It promises to be a tasty weekend.
Festival organiser Crispin Slee is no stranger to the circuit, having organised several similar events around the country and he has high hopes for the Bristol one, being, as we are, a city of cider lovers. He’s managed to assemble an impressive array of ciders including Saxby’s Rhubarb Cider, a 14% Appley Ever After, and Kentish Pip’s Wild Elderflower Cider, all of which will be among the wide variety on offer at the event.
Big thanks to my mates Nina and Dan at Lifestyle District for inviting me to the event and for most of the lovely photos you see here. Sausage I up, Bristol!
If you fancy going to the Sausage & Cider Festival, tickets are priced at £6, which includes entertainment on both days, and can be bought online here.