Report by Tom Wright , Reporter
Thursday, June 28, 2012
THE ever-popular Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival returns next month – and you can have a drink on us as we are offering four lucky readers the chance to win tickets to this year’s event.
The three-day festival, which starts on July 13, will offer more than 100 different beers and ciders, while crowds can be entertained by a number of local bands who will be playing throughout the weekend.
And to ensure the feel-good atmosphere remains, a variety of attractions and stalls will be open, suitable for the whole family.
The festival, based at Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club in West End Lane, celebrates its ninth year in 2012.
As well as attracting thousands of people from across the South West every year, charity remains a focus for the festival. This year it will support St Peter’s Hospice.
Over the past eight years more than £50,000 has been raised for important causes including Children’s Hospice South West and Nailsea Army Cadets.
Tickets, priced £7-9, are available from the rugby club, Corner Stores, John Brown’s and Gilly’s Café in Nailsea. Alternatively you can buy a ticket on the gate.
The price includes entry for all three days, a commemorative beer glass and your first beer or cider. For more information visit www.applefest.co.uk.
* The Times has teamed up with Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival to offer two pairs of tickets.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the tickets is answer the following question: Which charity will the festival support this year?
Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number to, Nailsea Beer Festival, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on July 5. Alternatively, follow the link on the right-hand side, to enter.
Entrants must be over 18. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.