As Planet Earth closes down and festivals are cancelled by the minute, we have been monitoring the situation and consulting with event professionals.

With Government advise on COVID 19 as it is and the potential for more enforced restrictions, we have decided that we cannot have a 2020 festival. Plans were well ahead and it was coming together nicely.

So a postponed festival NOT a cancelled festival.

We are in contact with all relevant parties to bring on the 2021 event. 

Watch this space, where we will give more information as the situation becomes clearer.


The orchard visiting wassail refers to the ancient custom of visiting orchards to awake the cider apple trees and scare away evil spirits. It involves reciting incantations and singing to the trees, to promote a good harvest for the coming year.


Is on Saturday 1st February 2020.   

To be held at the WPCS Orchard,

Tynewydd Farm,



NP15 2LU.

Starting 5.30pm till late.


Craft Welsh Perry & Cider available to drink or take away.


Morris Men.


Traditional Wassail Ceremony.

Entry includes a glass of mulled cider and food.

Members £4

Non Members £5

BRING a TORCH, a head torch is the most convenient

You should bring to the tree something to make a loud noise. Football rattle, whistle, drum, pots and pans etc.




members meet producers

On Saturday 21st March 2020, a coach will visit three WPCS Producer/Members to see how their fruit is processesed.

Accompanied by Steve the Marketing director, it is a good opportunity to see their site, ask questions and sample their wares.

The cost for this particular trip is £40 per person, future event costs will vary with mileage and numbers.



  A great long weekend next year, on the second Bank      Holiday in May. 
  Put these dates in your diary.
                   Friday        22nd.
                   Saturday    23rd. 
                   Sunday      24th.
                   Monday     25th
The annual Welsh Perry & Cider Festival is the culmination and celebration of all the hard work that takes place across the industry throughout the year.
From the picking of the first apple in September and the squashing of the last pear in December, to the careful Springtime blending, Summer events, and Winter orchard pruning.
Started in the back of a pub at Clytha, Abergavenny, the festival moved in 2013 to the beautiful surroundings of Caldicot Castle and Country Park where it now welcomes over 3000 visitors each year.
The weekend promises the full festival experience of music, entertainment and of course the widest selection of real Welsh perry and cider spread out behind a 16metre bar.
         Find out more about the event on the 
                         Festival Blog.
Would you like to experience working inside Coldicot Medieval Castle at our festival?
You would be inside completely intact outer walls, with moat, gatehouse, keep, portcullis and towers (still looking for the dungeon to put the alcoholically challenged).
We are seeking a wide range of volunteers for a variety of roles on various shifts and days. You will be welcomed and supported throughout.
In return you will receive a festival T-shirt, complimentary cider, beer and food tokens, with free entry to other sessions during the festival. Also free camping (if needed).
You need to be age 18+ and if you have any friends and family that also want to volunteer, they would be most welcome.
For more information and an application form,
email    :   info@welshcider.co.uk
Phone  :   07921 289115
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