Sausage and cider festival a sizzling success

MEAT AND GREET: Joe Bacon, bar manager at Ashbrooke Sports Club with a strawberry cider and beef and tomato sausage.
MEAT AND GREET: Joe Bacon, bar manager at Ashbrooke Sports Club with a strawberry cider and beef and tomato sausage.
0
Have your say

FORGET mash, as many Wearsiders now believe cider is the best accompaniment for bangers.

Ashbrooke Sports Club’s second cider and sausage festival proved as big a hit as its predecessor, with people flocking to enjoy a traditional pint and a meaty treat.

A range of flavours of sausage were on sale to accompany the 29 different varieties of English and Welsh ciders on offer.

And to add to the atmosphere there was live music and football on the big screen during the two-day event.

The club decided to hold the non-sporting event for the first time last year as part of its 125th celebrations, and it was so popular that it now looks set to become an annual event.

Clubhouse manager, Paul Amundsen, said: “We had more than 80 people in on the first night. It was very popular.

“Last year, we were totally taken aback by how many people turned up, so we decided it would be good to do it again.”

A specially-made sausage, the Ashbrooke banger, was served alongside a number of other tasty options.

The booze was provided by the Real Cider Company, and there was also a couple of perries, cider made with pears, on offer.

Fruity ciders, including ones made with strawberries and blackberries, as well as elderflower and ginger-flavoured varieties, were available too.