Hondarribia Cider Festival

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

There are a lot of distractions in this little town. We’ve had a bonfire festival and a blues festival. Last weekend, there was a cider festival. It was happening right outside our flat, so there was no avoiding it… We paid our 5 euros to get a glass that got us one pintxo (either a bit of chorizo, or a slice of tortilla – Spanish omelette) and an unlimited amount of cider.cider-festival

We tasted every one and went back to the first, which was the best.


It could have been lethal, but luckily Basque cider is only 6% and not as strong as some of the scrumpy cider I grew up with in the West Country of the UK.