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One-day cider festival coming to Bromley
A CIDER festival is happening in Bromley next week.
Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is hosting a one-day special event on March 9 in the HG Wells Centre, in St Marks Road, to demonstrate how tasty cider can be.
The Mad March Cider Festival aims to show punters how the drink can be enjoyed all year round rather than just in the summer months.
Bromley CAMRA’s cider representative Julian Barrett said: “It would be an understatement to say Bromley is a tough place in which to promote real cider. Like most British towns, it isn’t heaving with real cider drinkers.
“And most pubs reflect this lack of demand in the ciders they offer, usually the same unholy trinity of mass-produced fizz.
“Therefore we are hoping to introduce real cider to the townsfolk who are really missing out here.
“At the festival, we’ll be featuring at least 30 real ciders and perries from some of the best producers around, and showcasing some wonderful Kentish ciders.”
The Grape and Grain Pub in Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, always has six real ciders and perries on offer and is sponsoring the March cider festival.
The landlord Rick Wright said: “At The Grape and Grain, we take our ales and real ciders very seriously – they are our raison d’être – so we are really pleased to work alongside Bromley CAMRA to help promote Real Cider in the south east London area.”
The festival is open between 12pm and 11pm.
For more information, visit bromleycamra.org.uk