Bristol is to welcome a brand new event this summer as The Original Sausage and Cider Festival Co. rolls into town.
The Bristol Sausage and Cider Festival takes place at The Passenger Shed at Temple Meads Station on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August. It is the brainchild of ciderbods.co.uk founder Crispin Slee, who runs food and drink festivals across the UK.
The festival will feature over 30 ciders sourced from the West Country and beyond, and sausages made by Bristol-based artisans Sausagenius and Buckland Venison. Sausagenius will be serving up meaty delights such as the Toulouse Basquer, the Dawkins Ale Cumberland and, for the non-meat eaters, the Delectable Veggie Banger. Buckland Venison will be delivering their own treats, including a recipe created just for the festival.
The ciders on tap will include Badger’s Spit from the Chants in Midsomer Norton, Wilkins cider from Mudgley in Somerset and Janet’s Jungle Juice from West Croft Cider in Brent Knoll.
Entertainment will come from acts including local DJ Waggles, just back from performing at the Glastonbury Festival, the Crinkle Cuts with their tantric funk and smooth reggae, and folk-fuelled, jazz jive boogie band The Rin Tins.
Tickets for the Bristol Sausage and Cider Festival are £6 in advance and can be purchased at www.sausageandciderfestival.co.uk/bristol. There will be three separate five hour sessions; 6pm – 11pm on 5th August and 12pm to 5pm and 6pm to 11pm on 6th August.