Ciders galore at pub festival

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Cider fans will be able to enjoy a range of draught ciders from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland during a cider festival at an Ilkeston pub.

The festival will take place at The Observatory in Market Place from Friday until Saturday July 27.

The pub will offer up to 17 ciders over the 17 days, including some never previously available in the pub and others produced exclusively for the festival.

The selection will feature apple, pear and fruit ciders.

They include award-winning ciders, together with those with unusual flavours; beetroot, rhubarb, ginger and chilli, apple and raspberry and whisky cask cider.

Among those on offer are Boxing Dog (Mr Whitehead’s Cider Co), Somerset Tree Shaker (Shepton Mallet Cider Mill), Hogfather (Orchard Pig) and Doctors Orders (Green Valley Cider Ltd).