Reading Beer and Cider Festival

The Reading Beer and Cider Festival promises to be the biggest yet thanks to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and beer and cider fans can hop to the annual celebrations to enjoy their favourite drinks.

The Festival celebrated in April will have 600 ales, 200 ciders and perries and 100 imported beers and 60 English wines and instead of the usual four days, will run for five. Phil Gill the festival’s publicity manager says that the important factor is that for the first time the festival will be open for five days.

Because there is a bank holiday caused by the Royal Wedding they have to put up the site earlier than in previous year so they decided to open it up to the public so there could be an extra day enjoyed by all. The festival starts on Wednesday April 27th and the times for the festival are the following; Wednesday 6pm to 11pm, Thursday 2pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm, Sunday noon to 7pm.

There are over 2,400 real ales that are brewed in the UK and we will have 25% or 600 of them at the festival said the publicity manager and there will be no obvious changes in the layout this time around either. Two tents will be filled with lots to drink and some things to eat as well.