The Rekoderlig Summer Cider Garden Opens in Manchester

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Earlier in the week, thanks to a nicely timed email, I was invited down to the VIP launch of the Rekoderlig Summer Cider Garden in Manchester. I met Red Rose Daddy from work yesterday evening, having managed a wonderful 45 minutes sitting in the sun with my book and an iced coffee, and off we went.

The Summer Cider Garden has its temporary home in Great Northern Square, near the junction of Peter Street and Deansgate. The Garden is entirely open air with the bar made from two of the log cabins that most locals will be more familiar with from the Christmas Markets season. Serving Rekoderlig in all it's varieties, alongside Swedish Abro beer, it is the perfect spot for a drink in the sunshine.

Rekoderlig Cider Flavours Summer Cider Garden Manchester


Rekoderlig were sampling their brand new Passion Fruit flavour cider and, oh my goodness, it was delicious. The perfect accompaniment to a warm Summer evening. Be warned though, it slips down all to easily. The bar was well stocked and I discovered another flavour of Rekoderlig that I haven't tried before - Raspberry and Mango. I think that is my new favourite. It's a refreshing fruity blend of the two flavours, I really enjoyed it. Abro was a new beer for both of us and we enjoyed that too.

Manchester Summer Cider Garden Rekoderlig Great Northern Square

The evening was really successful, the venue was packed out and had a real buzz about it. I can imagine this will rapidly become a favourite with both locals and visitors to the area. In sunshine, as we were lucky enough to experience yesterday (the hottest day of 2013 so far), the combination of parasols, day chairs and picket fences is so successful, offering a really relaxed atmosphere to catch up with friends over a drink. I can imagine it will be really popular immediately after work, before the sun disappears behind the neighbouring buildings. Don't be put off if it has disappeared, the nature of Great Northern Square's design means that it traps the heat and it is reflected back from neigbouring buildings. We didn't leave until 8pm and it was still pleasantly warm in the garden.

The garden is open throughout the summer, from 3pm until 10pm on Thursdays and 3pm until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. There are lots of different activities and events planned too so keep an eye on their Twitter feed @McrCiderGarden or 'like' their Facebook page to be kept informed.

Disclaimer: We attended the event as winners of a Twitter competition, all thoughts and opinions are my own.