Westlands Entertainment Venue have secured the sponsorship of Thatchers, the national cider producers, for their very own Cider and Cheese Festival on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August.
The award-winning Thatchers Cider company have been passing cider-making secrets down the generations for over 100 years, with 150 year old oak vats to mature the cider until it’s perfect. They are best known for their delicious Thatchers Gold and more recently for their sweet and cloudy cider, Thatchers Haze.
Westlands’ Cider and Cheese Festival will offer visitors the chance to try over 60 different ciders and local cheese. Entry to the festival includes a free glass to take away as well as a free brochure listing the ciders and cheeses on offer and live music across the festival. The festival is raising money for School in a Bag, registered charity 1109503.
Events Manager for Westlands Entertainment Venue, Rebecca Thomas, said, “We are thrilled to have secured the sponsorship of the South-West’s favourite, award-winning cider manufacturers for our very first Cider and Cheese Festival. We hope that visitors will enjoy trying a range of ciders including those popular labels from Thatchers during the festival.”
Luke Simon, Founder and CEO of School in a Bag, added, “We are absolutely thrilled to be the chosen charity for this event, especially with it being Westlands' inaugural cider and cheese festival. We know that, with the team behind it, they will make it a great success and having heard a little of what’s on offer already, it’s definitely an event not to be missed! Thank you to Westlands for supporting us and helping spread the School in a Bag word.”
The Cider and Cheese Festival takes place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August and tickets start from £6. To book tickets visit westlandsyeovil.co.uk, call 01935 422884 or visit the Box Office at Westlands Entertainment Venue or The Octagon Theatre.