Cider of the Week - Bollhayes (come and meet them this Saturday!)

Cider of the Week - Bollhayes (come and meet them this Saturday!)

This week’s ‘Cider of the Week’ is Bollhayes. They are visiting our arches bar & shop this Saturday from 4pm - 5.30pm to give out free samples too… make sure you don’t miss it!

Bollhayes will be showcasing all 3 vintages of their Champagne Method Cider. No entry fee, just a chance to try some great premium Cider, find out how it is made, talk to a producer and have fun. This really is a great opportunity for all the wine fans who "don't like cider" have their perceptions challenged, free of charge.

Cider of the Week - Gospel Green 'Original' Cyder

Cider of the Week - Gospel Green 'Original' Cyder

You may recognise this cider after it’s appearance on This Morning last week, where friend of Pilango Gabe Cook (aka the Ciderologist) gave Rochelle and Mollie a run through of some affordable, British ciders.

We have stocked Gospel Green for a while now, and love it as a real alternative to a sparkling wine (see our latest blog post about this here). It is a sophisticated, champagne-method cider that will satisfy the palate of any wine lover. Come and give it a try!

Wimbledon-inspired Cider of the Week - Saxby's Strawberry Cider

Wimbledon-inspired Cider of the Week - Saxby's Strawberry Cider

As Wimbledon started this week we’ve selected an excellent strawberry cider from Saxby’s as our ‘Cider of the Week’. A lovely, apt cider to drink while enjoying the tennis!

Saxby’s are based on their family farm in Farndish, a small village on the Northamptonshire/Bedfordshire border. They grow their own apples in the orchards on the farm. These are carefully selected English cider varieties and dessert fruits which they slowly mature and expertly blend. Their award-winning range of ciders are pressed on their farm using real real cider and real fruit juices– no flavourings, syrups or nasties.

Cider of the week - Pilton 'Solstice' Cider

Cider of the week - Pilton 'Solstice' Cider

In honour of it being the week of Glastonbury, it seemed fitting to choose this cider as our ‘Cider of the Week’. Pilton are artisan producers at the heart of Somerset’s cider-land making whole juice sparkling cider by the old English method of keeving.

Apples are collected from traditional cider orchards in and around the parish of Pilton and slowly fermented for six months in their cool Victorian cellar before bottling.

Is Perry the new Pilsner?

Is Perry the new Pilsner?

If you are out this weekend, and find yourself in need of something long, cool, crisp and refreshing, you may be tempted to follow the crowds and seek inspiration from the Eastern side of Europe in going for an Ice cold Pilsner.

Here is one thought. Be brave, do something different.

For a similar, cool, crisp sense of refreshment, go west.

Go Perry (or Pear Cider).

Three Alternatives To Valentines Day Prosecco | Champagne Method Cider

Three Alternatives To Valentines Day Prosecco | Champagne Method Cider

This week we’ll give you a quick guide to three alternatives to that Valentines Day Prosecco.

Hint: They are all champagne method or sparkling, they all go 'pop' when you open them and they are most likely cheaper than that bottle you've been eyeing up. They'll taste far better too!