Cider and beer tours in Britain

Cider heatheronhertravels/Flickr

Cider ©heatheronhertravels/Flickr

It is no secret that Brits like the tipple and not only the tea. They make excellent cider and beer, just like the Scots make excellent whisky. When you visit a foreign country, you surely go to a restaurant and order local food specialties and drinks. Well, if you visit Britain on your next holiday, I recommend you to try out their gorgeous cider and beer. These drinks are not only recommended for those who love beer. Even if you don’t usually consume alcohol, you must try these drinks if you visit this country. You can even make some cider and beer tours in Britain, visiting some excellent breweries or attending festivals. To find out more, read on!

Cornish Cider Festival

As one of the numerous regular cider festivals of Britain, the Cornish Cider Festival is a fantastic annual festival which attracts numerous visitors. This year it occurred on the 19th of October. Unfortunately you missed it, but you’ll have the occasion to attend it next year. Visitors can enjoy the cider of all varieties, colors and strengths. In case you love cider and festivals, this is the event you can not miss.

Cider heatheronhertravels/Flickr

Cider ©heatheronhertravels/Flickr

Burrow Hill Cider Farm

Are you interested in visiting a cider farm? Located in Somerset, the Burrow Hill Cider Farm offers the visitors the opportunity to see how the cider is made in traditional vats. They use old traditional methods to produce the cider. You are lucky, as every October is considered “Apple Day”. During this month apples are harvested from their locally owned orchards. Hurry up and make a visit!

Shepherd Neame Brewery

The oldest brewery of Britain offers an unforgettable experience to its visitors. The Shepherd Neame Brewery is situated in Kent. Visitors have the occasion to tour the brewery and make tastings. Tours run most days and usually begin at 14:00, with some exceptions at 11:00. (October 2013) If you love beer and you are interested in its production, I recommend you to make a visit to the brewery.

English beer Smabs Sputzer/Flickr

English beer ©Smabs Sputzer/Flickr

Rail Ale Tour

This one is actually a train journey which takes you through Devon and Cornwall, stopping traditional pubs along the way. If you would like to taste real ales, take the Rail Ale Tour. This type of beer is preferred by many and has numerous varieties, including brown ale, golden ale, mild ale, pale ale and so on. Want to taste them? Don’t miss the journey!

Ale Bernt Rostad/Flickr

Ale ©Bernt Rostad/Flickr

Great British Beer Festival

The yearly beer festival named the Great British Beer Festival is very attractive among visitors. The festival presents a large selection of cask ales and other alcoholic drinks. The Champion Beer of Britain awards are also handled during this event. It usually occurs every August.

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