Summer Festival 2019

Summerfest parking

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Festival parking 

If anyone is planning on bringing a car this weekend then we’ve got use of the Dryden centre car park which is a 5 minute walk to the venue (NE9 5UR). 

The car park will be open from 11:30 to 23:30 Saturday and 11:30 to 23:00 on Sunday. The car park will be closed on Monday, so any cars left overnight will be locked in. 

Blue Badge holders can park in the Gateshead Fell cricket club car park (Located next door to the Rugby club) – Parking spaces are limited in numbers. 

We would however recommend if possible leaving the car at home and using the great local transport links to our club.


Summer Fest Lagers & Ciders now confirmed

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We have now ordered several of our Lagers and Ciders for Summerfest 2019.

Our confirmed Ciders to date are:-

Seacider – Black Cherry; Blood Orange; Gingerbread; Marmalade; Raspberry ripple; Rhubarb; Sticky Toffee Pudding; Strawberry; White Peach
Celtic Marches – Nell Gwynne
Snailsbank – Elderflower
Sanford Orchards – Ginger

Seacider – Medium Dry;  Hardcore
Celtic Marches – Slack Alice
Gwynt Ddraig – Dog Dancer; Black Dragon; Haymaker
Sanford Orchards – Red Devon

Snailsbank – Apple Dappy; Orchard Dry
Orchard Pig – Navelglazer

Gwynt Ddraig – Farmhouse Scrumpy
Sanford Orchards – Devon Mist

Our confirmed Lagers to date are:- Cruzcampo; Asahi; Peroni; Hop House 13;  Pilsner Urquell; Sagres

Is that Cider we Sea? – First confirmed Cider!

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Our first Summer Fest Ciders can now be revealed; SeaCider

SeaCider was founded by Mark Francis who started out as a Brewer in Brighton, Sussex. Mark would constantly be touring Sussex delivering his beer to pubs and driving around the local countryside. He soon noticed an abundance of apple orchards that were not harvested and left unloved. He also noticed that many pubs did not stock local cider and there didn’t seem to be many cider-makers left in Sussex.
After devouring every book he could find on cider-making and gathering up as many local apples as he could, he tentatively started to make cider and began selling it to pubs alongside his beer. After a lot of trial and error, Mark soon became as dedicated to making cider as he did beer.  

Expect to see such flavours as:- Bakewell Tart; Lemon meringue; Raspberry Ripple; Sticky Toffee Pudding; Gingerbread; Bourbon Barrel; Blueberry; Rhubarb

Summer Fest Sponsorship available!

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Hi everyone – I’ve got some sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Gateshead Summer Fest – would be perfect for local businesses, as we’ve got things starting at just £50. Anyone with a business get in touch, or if you know anyone who might be interested then let them know! Feel free to share!

Going back to the 90’s with our Retro bar!

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Coming to Summer Fest ‘19 is our brand new RetroBar!

Relive those halcyon days of the 90’s in Dobsons, The Ritzy, The Boat and many more places of yesteryear! Do you remember Metz, Reef, Hooch, 2 Dogs, Castaway, Blast-away, Moscow Mule?

How about classic Cocktails from back in the day?

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