This article was published on May 7, 2015 and information contained within may be out of date.
The first batch of homemade Stickford cider will be on offer at this year’s Cyderfest at the Red Lion in Stickford on May 23 and 24.
Pub landlords Nick and Marion Wilkinson have been brewing their own Farmhouse Cyder using local apples for the last few years.
On Saturday, May 23, Cyderfest will kick start at 4pm with band Doghouse Rockets playing at 8pm.
Cyderfest continues on Sunday, May 24, with open jam sessions where any local bands can contact the pub or just turn up.
There will be a barbecue and free camping for anyone wanting to take a tent and stop overnight.
Nick and Marion took over the Red Lion and reopened it in December 2010 after a near three-year closure. They completely restored the pub which they described as derelict.
The Red Lion sits on the A16 between Spilsby and Boston and is within easy reach of the Lincolnshire Wolds and Fens as well as the market towns of Horncastle, Louth and the City of Lincoln.
The location makes it an excellent base for horse riders, walkers and dog walking as well as tourists enjoying the well kept secret of the beauty of Lincolnshire.
The Red Lion offers home cooked food and real ale is always available. There are open fires in both bars. A separate room with a Victorian range and French doors into the garden is available for private functions and parties.
The pub also hosts music evenings with local bands and some themed events such as Burns Night and a 1940s bash.