Wednesday 20 April 2011

Welsh Cider this Easter?

Award-winning cidermaker Gwynt Y Ddraig will once again be opening their doors to the public this Saturday and Sunday, 23rd & 24th April 2010.

Opening hours are:
Saturday 23rd 1100hrs-2100 hrs
Sunday 24th 1100hrs-1930hrs

So why not pop along to Llest Farm near Pontypridd to try some of the world's best ciders (they won "International Cidermaker of the Year" last year)
The farm is easily reached by public transport from Pontypridd or Talbot Green. Alternatively catch the bus from outside the Otley Arms after alighting from the railway station. Llest Farm is signposted from the main road and parking is available at the farm. Llest Farm is situated a short distance uphill from the main road and is about halfway between the Crown and Bush pubs, the entrance road is signposted but if you are looking for the old chapel as the place to turn off, don't as it has been demolished!.On Sunday the farm can be reached by the number 400 bus service from Cardiff.

Entry to the farm open days will be £5.00 per day. On entry your hand will be stamped (different colour stamp for Saturday & Sunday) to indicate to bar staff and site security that you have entered the event via the main entrance. The cost of the ticket will include one free pint or bottle of cider or perry when presented at the bar.

Visitors are welcome to camp over on the Saturday night but please note that the only facilities available are the portable toilets. Please note that all vehicles and camping equipment are left at the owners risk. If you are camping and plan to stay for the Sunday then please make this known to the staff on the gate so you can purchase the appropriate tickets for both days. (This will be a Saturday ticket and a Sunday ticket.) Please note that all campers will be visited on the Sunday morning just to ensure that they have purchased their Sunday ticket.

Please note that entry to anyone under the age of 18 is free but only with an accompanying adult and under 18s will therefore not be supplied with an entry ticket or have the entry stamp applied to their hand. Anyone attempting to purchase an entry ticket but is lucky enough to appear to be under the age of 18 will be asked to produce photo ID.

Once again Gwynt Y Ddriag Cider will be taking a step back in time and show you how we used to press the apples by winding up our 19th Century double screw press (we will be using a modern mill).
Freshly prepared food will be available throughout the weekend from Cegin Crincae, La Creperie de Sophie and pasties and pastries from in a pickle as well as a hog roast.

Live music will also be available with Ross Kirk playing amongst others.

Gwynt y Ddraig Ciders LimitedLlest Farm
Llantwit Fardre
CF38 2PW
Tel: +44 (0)1443 209 852
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