Cheese and toast to 'best fest ever'
CIDER lovers were pressed into action as a Cheltenham pub served up several varieties of the apply tipple.
Staff at The Royal Oak in Prestbury said their annual Cheese and Cider Festival, held over the course of the bank holiday weekend, was one of their most successful ever.
Featuring 13 different ciders and four perries – many of them sourced from within the county – the line-up comprised chilled carbonated beverages as well as some of the stronger, cloudier, farmhouse varieties.
To help drinkers soak up the booze, staff served up platters of cheese which included cheddars, stiltons and bries.
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Among the most popular offerings this year were Cheltenham-made cider Gert Lush, and a cheddar and chilli combination dubbed Afterburn.
Landlord Simon Daws said the event, which has been
running since 2002, was more popular than ever.
"This event has been going for a number of years and this time round it was a roaring success," he said. "We had an excellent turnout over the three days.
"It's good for people to get back to basics and, instead of checking their iPhones every five minutes, enjoy indulging in cider, cheese and the art of conversation."