Cider Festival

Cuerden Valley Beer Festival


This years cider festival will take place in our beautiful Walled Orchard from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August. The bar will open at 1.00pm each day and will close at midnight on Friday and Saturday, 10.00 pm on Sunday. As usual there will be hot food available and live music from local entertainers. All tastes are catered for – there will be over 25 ciders and around 10 Beers, plus Lager as well as wine and soft drinks. Families and dogs are welcome, though dogs must be kept on leads in the Orchard.

Entrance is £5 which includes a glass, a programme and free entertainment. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a special limited edition commemorative glass.

Please note that Cuerden Valley Park Trust operate a strict ID25 policy. If you are fortunate enough to look under 25 years of age, you will be asked to produce identification to prove you are 18 before you will be allowed in.

Our bar is staffed entirely by volunteers and whilst every effort will be made to serve you as quickly as possible, there may be times at peak periods when you have to queue.

Unfortunately, Cuerden Valley Park have no outlet for any unsold stock, therefore,we can only order as much as we think we can sell during the weekend. If demand is unexpectedly high, it may be that certain ciders or beers will become unavailable, particularly on the Sunday of the festival. However, every effort will be made to ensure cider and beer are available throughout.

If you have a personal favourite that you would like to see at this or future Festivals, please let us know using the contact form at the foot of this page. 

This years Ciders and Beers will be –


Weston’s Old Rosie

Weston’s Old Rosie with Rhubarb

Weston’s Raspberry Twist

Original Cider Co. Applejack Golden

Sandford Orchards  Devon Mist

Sandford Orchards  Shaky Bridge

Cracklin Rosie Perry

Slack Alice

Lilly’s Cloudy Cider

Gwynt y Ddraig Dog Dancer

Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry

Perry’s Nuster

Thistly Cross Original

Thistly Cross Traditional

Thistly Cross Ginger

Premium Blueberry

Premium Blackcurrant

Gwatkin’s Silly Ewe

Purbeck Cider Co. Joe’s Dry

Orchard Pig Maverick (Ginger & Chilli)


Sheephouse Pale (Northern Monkey)

Winter Hill (Northern Monkey)

Blueberry Beer (Coach House)

Cheshire Silver (Coach House)

Summer Sizzler (Coach House)

Lunar Halo (Bank Top)

Flat Cap (Bank Top)

New Zealand Pale (Black Edge)

Cascade (Black Edge)

Molten Gold (Wily Fox)

The Fox Hat (Wily Fox)

Cloudy Wheat (Beer Brothers)

Best Bitter (Beer Brothers)

Loweswater Gold (Cumbrian Legendary Ales)

Innes & Gun Lager



A full list of Ciders and Beers appearing at the Festival will appear here as and when they are confirmed. A selection of white, rose and red wines will be available. alternatively, why not treat yourself to some fizz? Prosecco by the glass.


There will also be live music on stage for you to enjoy.


7.30pm TBC

8.30pm Moon and the Beams – Original Psychedelic/Folk Music

9.30pm Boxwood – Indie Rock Covers Band


4.00pm Sprungloaded – Alernative Rock/Pop Covers and Originals

5.00pm Caroline Eve – Classic Pop on Keyboards

6.30pm Wagon Train – Bluegrass Style

8.00pm The Onions – Indie Guitar Cover Band

10.00pm The Tom Wilson Band – Disco, Funk, Pop Band


1.00pm Amy Lovae – Upbeat classics

2.00pm Burns Unit – Parisian Folk

2.45pm Chris Tavener – Comedy Original Songs

3.30pm  Francis Lee and Djangobop – Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans, Swing & Bebop

4.30 Bob McBride & Friends – Eclectic Mix of Country and Irish Folk

Taxis will be available from outside the Walled Orchard courtesy of Avacab  01772 424242 and Miller Citax 01772 884000.