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Live events announced for local Cidery taproom

A packed programme of spring entertainment has been unveiled at Napton Cidery as the business continues its post-pandemic return to hosting live events.

Music, comedy, quizzes and food and drink are all on the menu at the cidery’s taproom in Napton-on-the-Hill, as well as a brand new wine tasting experience.

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Napton Cidery is teaming with Tomelier of Rugby for their first wine tasting event

Tom Newbold of Tomelier

It will be hosted by a specialist from Tomelier from Rugby, which offers bespoke wine tasting services, and is accompanied with a cheese board from Earlswood-based artisan cheese makers Fowlers.

The evening gets under way at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 5th and tickets are £38 per head.

Tom Newbold, of Tomelier, pictured right, said: “As a small local business we’re incredibly excited to be working with Napton Cidery, a thriving family-run company. Cider and wine have a lot in common and we can’t wait to start hosting tastings to showcase these products.”

The cidery now sees the return of its popular live music events on Saturday, February 26th courtesy of The Hatstand Band and also includes a visit from the Tacos El Pap food truck, runs between 12-6pm.

Plenty of facts will be flying at the cidery’s latest quiz night on Friday, March 11th, when teams of up to six players can compete for bragging rights from 7pm. Tickets cost just £2 per person and refreshments are available from the bar.

Look out too for Napton’s regular comedy nights which sell out fast. Let a trio of comedians tickle your funny bone while the cider tickles your tastebuds at these popular events, now sold out in March. More dates to be added soon. The evenings run from 7-10pm and tickets cost £18 a head.

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Napton Cidery prepare to host their first Tea and Tasting Event for Mother’s Day

An exclusive afternoon Tea and Tasting event is lined up for Mother’s Day, on the weekend of March 26th and 27th.

A delicate afternoon tea platter freshly prepared by Napton Village Stores is washed down by five of Napton’s most popular ciders, with tea, coffee and full taproom menu also available. Tickets for this event, which make the ideal gift for mum, cost £20 per person.

The Cider Tasting and Ploughman’s and Cider Tasting Tours also continue in earnest. Visitors are guided through the cider-making process and given the chance to sample a variety of Napton’s ciders and Apple Brandy. Check dates and make bookings here: https://www.naptoncidery.co.uk/cider-tasting and here: https://www.naptoncidery.co.uk/ploughmans-cider-tasting

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Ploughman’s and Cider Tasting Tours are a regular feature at the cidery

Charlotte Olivier said: “We’re delighted to be able to host more events which are a fabulous way of bringing the local community together. There is something for everyone and we hope to see plenty of new – as well as familiar – faces joining us in the coming weeks.”

The cidery team harvests, presses, bottles and distributes more than 100,000 litres of craft cider a year, using 17 types of apples from six orchards across the Herefordshire region. They also produce limited-edition ciders and perry as well as juices, spirits and vinegars.

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Comedy nights usually sell out quickly

The cidery has also unveiled a raft of new products including branded glasses and its cider in cans and kegs. Over the next 18 months Napton will be bringing the remainder of their signature ciders onto draught as well as extending the popular taproom to host larger events.

See all Napton Cidery’s upcoming events here