Ciderfest – the core of summer drinking

What could be better on a hot summer’s day?

After previous successful summer festivals, Bitters ‘n Twisted Venues are on a mission to unite even more cider drinkers as its fourth annual Ciderfest begins at four of their venues.

The Victoria on John Bright St, The Jekyll & Hyde based on Steelhouse Lane, both located in the city centre, have been joined by Jewellery Quarter based The Rose Villa Tavern and Harborne’s New Inn for a month long celebration of all things cider and its pear counterpart, perry.

Ciders on offer range from traditional apple based scrumpys to light pear based fruity drinks, served straight up or over ice creating the perfect drink for when the sun comes out. Favourites so far include Thatcher’s Rose, lightly sparking and made with the rosiest apples in the orchard, Weston’s Old Rosie – a traditional scrumpy style cider not for the faint hearted at 7.2% abv and for the more fun and fruity side of cider drinking Swedish brand Rekorderlig have a new offering for the summer – apple and guava cider to add to their growing range of refreshing drinks.

New to the shelves of the Bitters ‘n Twisted Venues is the toffee apple flavoured Cotswold Cider Co who offer Sideburn – named after how a cider drinker should apparently look!

For the ultimate summer afternoon with friends, gather around a Cider Hog at The New Inn – holding 5 pints of chilled Somerset Snuffler, a golden amber cider full of flavour and ready for customers to pour at their own table.

It’s not just in a glass that customers can enjoy Ciderfest, the venue’s kitchens have created apple or pear based dishes too. The New Inn is currently offering a Whole Hog Salad – ham hock, pork belly, bacon, apple and fig with cider vinaigrette while The Victoria has a Ciderfest Sundae – honey brulee, bourbon vanilla, cider & kiwi sorbet with a pecan crumb, on the specials menu.

Ciderfest kicked off at the start of July and will carry on until the 31st at the Victoria, The Jekyll & Hyde, The Rose Villa Tavern and The New Inn. For more information visit