Author: Jo Nicholson

Wassail 2024

January 3, 2024
In spite of Storm Isha our annual wassail went ahead, the only difference being is we did the majority from the safety of Rural Ronnie’s.  This made the ceremony so much more inclusive and intimate – a perfect wet weather alternative.  Thank you so much to the wonderful more

Adstocktoberfest 2023

September 10, 2023
Thank you so much to all that attended and contributed to the most successful Adstocktoberfest yet, raising nearly £4500 for Afghanaid, which is much needed after the recent earthquake in Herat province. Thank you to all those that organised games, made juice, whittled, judged booze, brought their art, more

Wassail 2023

December 28, 2022
Thank you to everybody that turned up to a beautiful evening on the 23rd January for the Adstockistan Wassail.  After a hiatus of 2 years it was back and bigger than it’s every been.  Vicar Ros rekindled her role as High Priestess of Adstockistan, the Owlswick Morris dances more

Adstocktoberfest 2022

August 24, 2022
Without doubt, the best Adstocktoberfest so far! We raised over £5500 for Afghanaid which was later doubled due to a government campaign.  There were 6 fantastic bands performing from mid afternoon until very late in the evening, we had archery, axe throwing  as well as the usual apple pressing, more

North West Bucks Agricultural Association Annual Prize Giving

May 18, 2022
The NWBAA tend to bring the beautiful weather and so it was for their annual prize giving that had to be postponed from February due to covid.  Everyone took full advantage of the sunshine and ate paella cooked by Cracklin’ Fayre and drank out in the orchard until it more

Adstocktoberfest 2021

September 6, 2021
After a 2 year gap Adstocktoberfest is back!! This year, we were fully sheltered in “Rural Ronnie’s” our new live(stock) stage and we needed to be as the weather was atrocious, but that didn’t stop a huge amount of folk coming and creating the best atmosphere we’ve had more

Liqueur Competition – Adstocktoberfest 2021

March 15, 2021
The Adstockistan still is busy making 40% Eau deVie out of some of the cider that was pressed last year as well as some wine made at Bywater that didn’t hit the mark. For the ridiculous price of £5 you can buy 750ml of this in order that more

Booze Judging

December 6, 2020
18 entries were put forward for the Liqueur, cider and wine competitions which would have taken place at Adstocktoberfest. Thank you so much to Nick Sowicz, our wine merchant turned maths professor, who came all the way from London and Sue North from the wonderful Farm Deli in more

Cider Making 2020

It was a real disappointment to have to cancel Adstocktoberfest this year, but we managed to successfully provide a juicing and cider making service for those that wanted it and with the introduction of the new scratter, the process was about 5 times quicker than it was last more

Adstocktoberfest 2020 – Saturday 3rd October – CANCELLED

September 5, 2020
      Due to restrictions this years Adstocktoberfest had to be reduced to only the apple pressing element and thank you so much to Nick Kelly and Richard Inman for doing all the scratting and pressing.  A few did turn up to take advantage of the service, more