10 unmissable things to do at Dunkertons Cider this spring

Look forward to lighter evenings and lively nights at Cheltenham's buzzing cidery, with everything from midweek street food deals, world-class sporting action and wild bingo experiences to enjoy alongside its legendary organic cider this spring.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Head over to Dunkertons Cider in Charlton Kings to liven up your evenings now spring is here.

With the weather warming up and the evenings getting longer, now's the time to get out and enjoy Dunkertons Cider's sprawling programme of events, keeping punters entertained all spring long.

From midweek deals on food from its juicy new vendor, The Woozy Pig, to interactive bingo nights and side-splitting comedy events, SoGlos shares 10 things to discover at this fun-loving cidery on the outskirts of Cheltenham throughout spring 2023.

Enjoy a meaty feast on #WoozyWednesdays

Get your hands on The Woozy Pig's famous dirty burgers for less by visiting its new dining destination at Dunkertons on a Wednesday, to take advantage of the #WoozyWednesdays midweek deal.

On #WoozyWednesdays, all burgers are £10 and extra-hungry customers can add an additional patty for just £1.50. It's bound to taste even better washed down with an organic Dunkertons Cider, too!

Play bingo like never before

Forget drab bingo halls! Dunkertons is giving the game a fresh twist, combining bingo with two hours of music, dancing and entertainment, and raising the stakes with 18 desirable prizes up for grabs – including a luxury hamper and cider tours.

Kicking off at 7pm on Wednesday 22 February 2023, bingo players will also get to make the most of #WoozyWednesdays deals, choosing from a succulent selection of smashed burgers and dirty fries from The Woozy Pig – and, with a half-time dance-off to prepare for, you'll need it to keep those energy levels up! 

Brilliant Bingo costs £15 per player and the first drink is on the house to celebrate the launch of the new event. Cheers to that!

Hear from a legendary rugby player

Rugby fans can hear from former England Rugby International player Andy Gomarsall MBE in the flesh, when he joins Dunkertons Cider for its first 'In Conversation With' event on Wednesday 1 March 2023.

The event starts at 6.30pm, with Gomarsall – who was part of the legendary team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup – discussing sport, his life and his work in environmental sustainability, as well as answering questions from the audience. Rounding off the evening with a lively auction, guests will be able to bid for all kinds of sporting memorabilia, including a rugby shirt signed by Gomarsall – with time for selfies and fan photos at the end.

Watch all the Cheltenham Race Week action

The jewel in jump racing's crown, and arguably Gloucestershire's most anticipated event of the year, Cheltenham Festival is back from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 March 2023 – and those who can't make it to Prestbury Park to catch the racing action in person can see it all at Dunkertons Cider, screening all 28 of the prestigious races on its Tap Room cinema screen, with immersive surround sound.

Tuck into breakfast from The Woozy Pig, served every day from 9am to 11am, with pizza, burgers and Indian food served throughout the day, too.

And to round it all off, there's free live music from different bands each day – including Shadow Monkeys from 6.30pm on Tuesday 14; Unhooked from 7pm on Wednesday 15; The Persuaders from 7pm on Thursday 16; and Splat the Rat from 6.30pm on Friday 17 March 2023.. There's no need to pre-book tables and parking is also free.

Watch the Six Nations on the big screen

More fun for rugby enthusiasts, Dunkertons Cider is also screening all Six Nations games on its Tap Room cinema screen, with the 2023 tournament promising plenty of scrums, tackles and tries to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

With matches taking place until Saturday 18 March 2023, check the fixtures and head down to cheer on your team. Tables don't need to be pre-booked and, between Dunkertons' resident street food vendors, there's plenty to keep you well-fed for an all-dayer.

Spice up your Friday with Bombay and Beyond

Well-loved for its Indian street food, Bombay and Co has a permanent residency at Dunkertons. And on Friday nights, families can bag themselves a bargain at the sizzling street food vendor, serving chicken tikka masala meals – served with rice or naan bread, as well as salad – for just £5 for children and £10 for adults.

All soundtracked by DJ Chris Sedgwick, kickstarting the weekend with his Friday night set.

Get a slice of Bella Mia’s Sunday pizza deal

Firing up its wood-fried oven for the best pizza deals, Bella Mia is treating customers to a free garlic bread or cheesy garlic bread with every pizza purchased on Sundays – available from 4pm to 6pm at its spot at Dunkertons.

As well as homemade Neapolitan pizzas, Bella Mia has a mouth-watering menu of Italian treats to make the weekend even sweeter, too.

Celebrate Easter with a cider tour

Never mind chocolate eggs; Dunkertons is serving up a real Easter treat for cider lovers, with tours of its cidery on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April 2023.

Spend an afternoon with tour guide Alistair and find out how Dunkertons crafts its organic cider from bud to bottle – seeing where it presses, ferments, hand-blends and bottles its award-winning drinks. The tour concludes with a cheese and cider tasting, where you can sample organic cheese, artisan chutneys and freshly-baked organic bread – perfectly paired with Dunkertons' different cider flavours.

Laugh out loud at monthly comedy nights

Expect smirks, sniggers and big belly laughs at Dunkertons' monthly comedy nights, emceed by Cotswold born and bred stand-up comedian, Cerys Nelmes. 

Bringing a line-up of award-winning comedians to the Tap Room every month, a hilarious mix of dry, observational humour and dark comedy will have audiences in stitches.

Enjoy free live music every Saturday

A sure-fire way to unwind on the weekend, visitors can sip their cider while listening to live music at Dunkertons, with talented musicians performing every Saturday from 7pm to 9pm.

With laid-back tunes and a relaxed vibe in the Tap Room, there's no cost to enjoy the music – simply turn up, secure your seat and soak up the atmosphere, while sampling some street food and organic Dunkertons Cider.

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