This summer, Thatchers Cider are incredibly excited to be the official cider of Glastonbury Festival.
Like the festival, Thatchers is family-run, and they have been crafting cider using only specially selected apples for over a hundred years.
The delicious Thatchers Gold will be served in every bar at Glastonbury Festival, and at the dedicated craft bar festival-goers can enjoy a bigger selection of Thatchers cider on tap. For more information on Thatchers Cider at Glastonbury Festival, visit their Facebook page.
In celebration of two farming families from Somerset uniting this summer, Thatchers Cider are giving away six pairs of tickets Glastonbury Festival 2014. This June, you and a friend could enjoy a sterling selection of live music, plus see some of the hottest comedians, cabaret stars and circus troupes around.
In case you didn’t know, Scandinavia is cool right now. The food, the fashion, the facial hair – plus the Vikings have invaded the British Museum. All we need next is a healthy economy, a reliable public transport system and a sense of social justice, and London will be indistinguishable from Oslo. Meanwhile in Hackney, there’s yet another Northern European-inspired incursion. Or apparently so: the website claims this bar-restaurant-club draws on ‘a Nordic aesthetic’, although it’s not immediately obvious within. Oslo occupies the previously deserted old Hackney rail station and takes on a bit of a railway theme with its luggage-rack lighting, plus there are industrial stylings that give the whole place a Janet Jackson ‘Rhythm Nation’ video feel. The restaurant part is rather fancy, its food incorporating a few of the forages, pickles, jellies and marinations of New Nordic cooking. The kitchen is regularly given over to guest chefs, and you have to book – it’s always heaving. Eat in the bar and the food is more straightforward. Where once the standard snack in pubs was a toastie, sausage roll or pork pie, now it’s the slider or fried chicken. These are served alongside frankly obscene portions of chips, slathered with the likes of cured bacon fat and bacon salt, or braised oxtail, gravy and cheese. There’s a commendable range of craft beers from the vicinity, including a couple from Five Points Brewing just five minutes up the road at the Downs.Head upstairs and you’ll find a
Venue says: “Join us every Thursday night until late for Soul Soul Soul – a night of vinyl appreciation with DJs playing soul, funk, disco and more.”