On Saturday, the 18th of August, The Stable Exeter, together with The Cider Box will be hosting an official world record attempt for the largest cider tasting. The current record is held by The Oast House in Manchester at 255 people, so if you don’t have anything to do this weekend, they will need all the support they can get.
The brain behind the idea was Dan Heath from The Cider Box, who wants to try and better the record, and The Stable Exeter stepped in to host the event. Tickets are available for £10 per person and include a t-shirt, nibbles, a glass and samplings of the eight ciders on the shortlist for The Stable’s Cider of the Year Award. Moreover, £2 of every ticket sold will be donated to Dorset MIND, The Stable’s charity partner.
“It’s a dream, a fruity fermented dream, to be bringing the World Record home to The West Country from the North. And to Exeter’s Cathedral to Cider, where we’ll raise a glass and taste eight of the finest ciders in the land as we go through the shortlist. Paired with a slice of cheese or two, we aim to smash the current world record, enjoy some fine fermented juice, and raise some money for a cause close to our hearts, MIND,” said Dan.
At the end of the day it won’t matter whether the record is beaten or not, because a celebration will follow with live music from 7.30pm. An official from the Guinness Book of World Records will probably be present there as well. The spirits will be high, the cider will be flowing and there is a good chance that the record will be beaten.
The Stable have worked with The Cider Box on a number of projects, including the upcoming Cider of the Year Awards, votes for which are being taken now in all The Stable’s seventeen locations across the country. The eight shortlisted entries can be sampled not only at the world record attempt, but at each of the restaurants in the run up to the ultimate judging, which will take place in early September.