Hebden Bridge Cider Festival
HB's first International Cider Festival
Monday, 18 June 2007
Hebden Bridge will be staging its 1st International Cider Festival at the Stubbing Wharf, on 23rd and 24th June 2007.
Landlord and landlady Mark Hodgson and Jude Beckett are firm fans of this tasty traditional drink and wanted to create an event for all to discover the rich and interesting heritage and flavours of this wonderful beverage.
“We have a great tradition in this country, one of the best in the world,” said Mark “but cider isn’t an exclusively British drink by any means. The French, Germans and Spanish all have their cider making traditions and let’s not forget the Croatians, Canadians and the Italians; all have their own cider apples and the difference in taste is astonishing considering its all from one fruit!”
There will be around forty different ciders from the UK and across Europe and a selection of special non-alcoholic mixtures and cocktails for the youngsters, abstainers and drivers. The Stubbing Wharf’s chef Matt, who has already built a great reputation for the Stubbing’s food, is producing some delicious dishes, to complement the ciders for the weekend.
The Stubbing Cider Fest comes with all-day entertainment including table magicians, apple bobbing, canal boat trips, live music during the day and evening; it will be a day for all to enjoy.
Proceeds from stalls, events and collections will be donated to the event’s nominated charity Overgate Hospice.
The Stubbing Wharf has quickly become renowned locally for excellent real ales and a menu with great quality and value.