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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 you...read 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 Winslow...read 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 year....read 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, but...read more

Forces Fitness Farm Isolation Challenge

May 6, 2020
Every year, Forces Fitness Farm, run by Michael Heason try to challenge themselves in a one off event to top up the money raised at the weekly fitness sessions in the orchard.  This year, for obvious reasons, this has to be done in isolation and will run continuously through...read more

Wassail 2020

January 19, 2020
Again, the weather could have been much more of an issue, but the gusty squalls that were forecasted stayed away long enough for the Owlswick Morris dancers to give us all a fantastic display on the lane outside the orchard, before we all marched in, where pagan Rev. Ros...read more

Adstockistan 2019

August 31, 2019
This year’s Adstocktoberfest, made a fantastic £3000 for Afghanaid, despite the fact that it was probably our soggiest event so far. Thank you so much to those who came along with apples for cider making and juicing and to all the helpers under the supervision of Nick Kelly who...read more

Aedda’s Feast 2019

June 27, 2019
With games for all ages and a film in the dark hour for the children, Aedda’s feast was well attended despite lots of other things going on locally. The addition of various pub games like a coconut shy, Aunt Sally and deck quoits gave the feast and extra element,...read more

Campfire Songs

April 2, 2019
On 27 April 2019, the Adstock Singers hosted their first soiree al fresco in the orchard. Due to the 40 Kn winds in the early part of the evening, the majority of the talent was shown off in one of Adstockistan’s new shelters. There were some excellent turns from...read more

Wassail 2019

February 21, 2019
A few hardy souls braved a cold Northeasterly wind for the 2019 Adstockistan wassail (as well as pagan Ros’s bithrday), but numbers were down due to a bout of flu and possibly the thought of standing around a bleak orchard in a biting wind. For those that made it,...read more