15th to 17th September 2017

Our 10th Annual Cider & Ale Festival

SIXTY CIDERS
and
THIRTY-FIVE BEERS

and still at £3 per pint

Friday tickets are now on sale on line, from the Mill, Rack of Ale, The Lanes and The Thirsty Scarecrow

Without giving too much away this year's offerings are, once again, from all over the country; from Kent to the far reaches of Scotland.  You can see a list of the Cider Makers and Breweries by click these links - complete with maps!

Dates,Times & Admission:

Friday 15th September - 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m
Admission by advanced ticket only - £5.00 per adult.  Tickets available from 14th August online, in person from Crabble Corn Mill, Rack of Ale Micropub, The Lanes Micropub and The Thirsty Scarecrow Cider House. Due to the number of visiitors expected children and dogs will NOT be permitted on this day.

Saturday 16th September - Noon to 11:00 p.m.
Admission pay on the gate - £4.00.  Children and dogs are welcome but not permitted into the bar areas.

Sunday 17th September - Noon to 7:00 p.m.
Admission pay on the gate - £2.00.  Children and dogs are welcome but not permitted into the bar areas.

 

For Your Entertainment

Guest Groups

Friday 15th

3pm to 6pm - Ade and Friends

8pm to 11pm - Who's Brian?

Ade and Friends:

Adrian invites various fellow artists that he has met over the years at various venues to come along and play at our festivals.

Many of these friends will also be found frequenting our acoustic music nights each month.

 

Who's Brian:

Eddy Vegas, Frontman/vocals/guitar. Jimmy Sideboards Bass/vocals. Mark Waterer Lead/Rythm guitar and vocals. Adam "Stickman" Baldock drums and vegetarian dwarf lover. They play a wide variety of music and are available for most functions.

Saturday 16th

Noon to 5pm - The Bottles

8pm to 11 pm - Shameless

 

The Bottles:

The Bottles are: Jimmy- double bass;  Dave- drums/washboard, backing vocals and percussion; Ade- vocals, rhythm/lead guitar, harmonica, kazoo;  Jim- vocals, 6 / 12 string guitar.

Formed originally for a Crabble Corn Mill fund raiser from several bands, they enjoyed themselves so much that The Bottles became a regular line up, that has performed in pubs, clubs, festivals and charity events around the world.

Drawing from trad and modern British, Irish, Scottish and American Folk, as well as popular songs from past decades, they play an eclectic mix of music, all with an acoustic sound that will entertain without overpowering an audience.

 

Shameless:

A covers band from Kent playing a huge variety of rock, pop, alternative covers from the last four decades to the present day.

Shameless is made up of 4 experienced and professional musicians, consisting of Phil Tong on Lead Vocals and Guitar, Kevin Leppard on Drums, Mike Mills on Bass Guitar, and Keith Dugard on Lead Guitar. Playing rock covers from the past few decades to present day. This includes hits from Kings of Leon, Bad Company, Plan B, Police, Bon Jovi, Free and many more.

Sunday 17th

Noon - 5pm - Easy Street Buskers

Easy Street Buskers:

Adrian Dawkins assembles a group of varied muscians to entertain us at our beer and cider festivals, usually outside.  They play a varitety of country and folk music although this invariably depends on who Ade has managed to round up on the day (or who just turns up to play).

 Festival Food:

The BBQ in the Mill Yard will be cooking burgers and hot dogs to order.  There will be chicken and vegetable curry with rice or chips being served in the Mill Café.  The café will also be serving a selection of hot and cold beverages and the licenced bar will have a selection of beer and spirits.

All cider and ale from the festival bars will be £3.00 per pint.  Your tokens, purchased on entry, are valid for 1/2 pint. Tokens will not be accepted in the Café bar or for food and beverages.

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