Wanna get drunk and dance like a loony? Here's where to go....

Upcoming | Archive: 2019 2018 2017
  • Sat

    Last of the Summer Cider

    3pm to late

    Myncen Farm, 83, Minchington, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11, 8DH

    Tickets: Various prices from £20, from the Fuelled By Cider Cyber Cider Shoppe

    They say that the customer is always right.... can't say that we agree otherwise why is Magners cider so bleddy popular?  But, when the punters at last year's Last of the Summer Cider demanded that Bagder and Bill of Cranborne Chase Cider fame, stop being a pair of lazy buggers and stop all this 'every other year' bollocks, they the realised that in this particular case, the customer was indeed correct and so, hot on the heels of LOTSC 2017 comes LOTSC 2018!

    In addition to the plentiful,  excellent and award winning Cranbourne Chase cider, and locally sourced food, this years festival adds on the Friday night featuring the freakishly talented and bezzie drinking buddies Black Water County ,plus SN Dubstation, just in case you need a bit of a run-up to the weekend.

    We'll be slamming down the ciders on Saturday night with our long-time festival buddies Quinns Quinney Skiffle, The Jimmy Hillbillies and The Boot Hill All Stars, plus more bands TBC.

    The usual rules apply for a party in a field in Dorset: No dogs, no glass, bring plenty of hard cash* and take all your rubbish home with you.  This is the last festy of the season, so let's make sure we all have a proper knees up!


    *and we mean LOADS of cash - the bar is cash only and the nearest cashpoint is 10 miles away!

  • Sat

    New Forest Cider steam pressing weekend

    11am - 4:30pm

    New Forest Cider, Burley, Hampshire BH24 4ED

    Entry: £5 on the gate. Concessions for children and OAPs

    For all of the slagging that we give Hampshire, even we can't deny that the New Forest is a bit special, and New Forest Cider is a proper job cider farm, right up there with the best that Somerset, Hereford and even Dorset have to offer.

    The New Forest Cider steam pressing weekend is a two day celebration of cidermaking how it used to be - with bloody gurt big steam enginesand a load of blokes in smocks with two handled cups full of cider and smiles on their faces.

    We're very, very proud to have been asked back for the 5th year running to entertain you, the great unwashed cider drinking public, with our drunken, cider -related musical ramblings.  We'll be doing three sets throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 12pm and finishing about 4pm. In between times we'll be squishing apples, whittling bits of wood and consuming our own weight in New Forest Cider's dangerously drinkable Snakecatcher Scrumpy.

    This is a great weekend for anyone interested in making or drinking proper cider  - don't miss it!

    More information from the New Forest Cider website.

  • Sat

    Stroud Marshall rooms: Stroud Apple Day

    Doors 7:30

    The Marshall Rooms, 27 Nelson Street, Stroud GL5 2HH

    Tickets, £9 adv. from TicketWeb

    It's the annual Apple Day celebrations in Stroud, way up north in Gloucestershire, and we've been lucky enough to be asked to round off the festivities at the Marshall Rooms,

    Now, if you ever bother to read these gig listings, this is the bit where we usually come up with some witty, incest inferring bons mots about the local alcoholics, but you know what, the Marshall Rooms have given us such a fantastic write up, that I'm just going to leave it here and shut my face for once...

    "Wassailing and wobbling in from deepest darkest Somerset the Skimmity Hitchers are THAT band that you saw supporting The Wurzels and then wondered why they weren’t the main act. Before you fell over. WELL TONIGHT THEY ARE THE BIG CHEESE. Or the best apple. The real shiz. Converting everyone that hears their cider soaked tunes into a fully fledged fan we will have a great selection of liquids to accompany the evening. Support from the True Strays. Swamp razor sharp talent night."

    Full gig information be here!

  • Fri

    Sub89, Reading (Wurzels support)

    Doors 7.00pm / Curfew 10.00pm

    Sub89, 110-117, Frair Street, Reading, RG1 1EP

    Tickets, £14 advance from See tickets

    14+ show.

    It's becoming a bit of a habit, this Sub89/Wurzels gig, but it's all proper gurt lush as we get to pop round the Nags Head and have a nice pint with our mates from Smokey Bastard and Fish Hook AND a load of our Lon-Don mates can pop over and see us AND we do a gig with the mighty Wurzels.  The only thing that can make it a prefect night is those lovely people at Sub89 getting some proper west country scrumpy cider in for the the evening... just sayin'...

  • Thu

    Komedia, Bath (Wurzels Support)


    Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP

    Tickets: £16:50 from Eventbrite

    We know, we know.... it's way too early to be talking about where you're gonna go for the office Christmas party. But you know how it'll go - you'll just keep on putting it off until suddenly it's December 1st and you can't even get a table near the bogs in the local Wetherspoons.  Look, do yourself a favour, plan ahead and get a bunch of tickets for us and the Wurzies at Komedia in Bath. It's  a great little venue and cos you're in Bath, it'll be like a proper fancy night out where you won't have to step over the daytime drinkers, smoking on the steps outside 'Spoons.

  • Fri

    Dingwalls, London (Wurzels Support)

    Doors 7pm

    Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden, London NW1 8AB

    Tickets £18.49 adv from Eventbrite

    It just wouldn't be Christmas without a trip down to Lon-Don with the Wurzels, so we can remind all you West country ex-pats what you're missing!  A decent pint of cider for less than the cost of a second mortgage for starters.....

    We're very, very pleased to be invited back to Camden with the godfathers of scrumpy'n'western, just in time for the best Christmas office party in the gurt big city.  Remember that they usually runs out of cider before we finish our set, so make sure you get to the bar as soon as the doors open and then get arse down the front and get ready to hoedown!

  • Fri

    The Monarch, Camden, London

    Doors 7pm

    The Monarch, Camden, Lon-Don, NW1 8BG

    Tickets £8 adv. from the Fuelled By Cider Cyber Shoppe

    March 1st 2019 sees the 'West Country Invasion' hit London Town with a bang as The Skimmity Hitchers roll their wagon into The Monarch in Camden with cider-fuelled support from Palooka 5 and Monkey Bizzle.

    That's three, mad as a bag of badgers, bands bringing some pure West Country craziness to the capital city and we need YOU to complete the party!

    Tickets are £8 in advance (+ b/f) at this legendary North London venue which includes FREE ENTRY to the club night straight afterwards.

    Doors are 7pm with first band on at 7.30pm so get in early to enjoy every minute of this great night. No pre-loading necessary as the Monarch bar will be serving up some of our personally selected favourite real ciders.

    Who's coming?!