Portchester Community Centre is pleased to announce that we will once again be holding our Cider and Sausage Festival on 21st October 2017. Join us for an evening of good drink, delicious food and entertainment from non other than DAVE BARRETT!!!!!
The festival doors will open at 4pm and will host a selection of the finest ciders and perrys and also delicious sausages served with mash and onion gravy.
Tickets will be on sale at Portchester Community Centre in the next few weeks and we are now able to accept payment by card over the phone on 02392 321787.
Today it all started coming together. The Community Centre was ripe with the smell of real ale which managed to reach reception by the time most of us left today!
All our casks are present and correct, labelled, tapped and settled for the morning.
The Prosecco Cart is fully assembled and waiting to be put in its place in the main hall ready for the morning. All it needs are the glasses and chilled bottles, that are all waiting in the fridge.
Roll on tomorrow when all our hard work can be enjoyed by our lovely ticket holders! Don't forget we want to hear about your day via our Twitter, Facebookor our website. Lets get #portchesterbeerfestival trending.
Today we saw delivery of all our cask ales and the cask racks thanks to Irvings & Co Brewers & The Botley Brewery and Upham Brewery for their prompt deliveries. Our normally mundane Park Room was transformed into a 24 cask super bar within 2 hours. We had a great team today who volunteered their time to get the racks built and loaded.
The spiling was completed and there was a bit of spray from the more lively barrels (ceiling painting may be in order again this year and I think dear reader, as it was my barrel that decided to spray, it will be me doing the painting!) Must say a huge thank you to the Delme Arms and The Wicor Mill pubs for supplying us with the spiles as otherwise it couldn't have happened!
Tomorrow is tapping day with Ben from Upham Brewery who has kindly offered his time to do this for us. I'm sure there will be no more ceiling or wall spraying from this professional!
I left the Community Centre today smelling like a back street pub thanks to some lively casks which shall remain nameless, but apparently beer is good for the hair so I wont complain too much! I can't wait to sample a few of these from a glass on Saturday.
The Prosecco Bar canopy is now finished and ironed and ready to be fitted tomorrow. I have it on great authority that there are some bottles chilling from tonight.
We will have a limited amount of evening tickets available on the door on Saturday so if you are still undecided about coming, you may well be lucky enough to get one. Failing that the Community Centre will be open tomorrow and Friday as usual to take cash, cheque or card transactions for ticket sales and don't forget we can now also take card payments over the phone.
We are now accepting card payments over the telephone for ticket bookings at Portchester Community Centre! If you are unable to get to us to collect, then we will hold your tickets and they will be available on the day. Call the centre on 023 92 321 787 to book now! Please note we will be closed bank holiday Monday and open as usual on Tuesday