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Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 31st Aug 2012
Let’s celebrate this gorgeous day at Bivouac – I think it should be enjoyed with Tea and Scones in our lovely cafe.
More guests are arriving today and they’re in for a real treat this weekend….fire pits are ready, the hot tub is getting warmed up and our gorgeous shop is looking amazing with new features and irresistible gifts to indulge in! Come up and see us on the hill!
Amber Hope posted this on 09th Aug 2012
Another amazing evening at Bivouac
Last Saturday the weather was beautiful, the sun was shining and I was working on the bar for the first time with the bar manager Bee (the cocktail queen)! We had set up for the evening at 7pm when people started arriving. I had put all the seating and tables filtering out of the cafe on to the veranda and court yard so guests could sit out in the sun with their refreshing drinks listening to Lizzie sing. 10 minutes later the weather turned from lush sunshine to a rain storm, we all tried grabbing everything from outside, the lights were flickering and we were left with only candle light for a few minutes.
People starting coming in fast and we had a full cafe by 7:30pm ready for Lizzie to start, the large glass doors were shut and it felt so cosy and warm inside the barn with candles lit on all the surfaces. Looking through the glass to lightning and rain we listened to Lizzie’s acoustic set. As soon as she started the whole barn fell to silence, her voice was beautiful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
This was Lizzie’s first gig on her own without her band playing with her, singing recognised songs with a twist; my favourite was the theme tune of Prince of Bellaire! Lizzie has also written a lot of the songs she sang which were all beautiful.
Can’t wait for the next gig now! Only a week to go…
Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 07th Aug 2012
“I am a cider drinker….”
The Bivouac bar is now serving Kingsley Ash’s Thornborough Cider which has just taken second prize at the 2012 Three Counties International Cider and Perry Competition in Herefordshire.
The North Yorkshire sparkler beat off competition from producers named ‘Best’ in Herefordshire - a sweet victory over one of the country’s main cider producing regions.
Made in the village of Thornborough near West Tanfield, Thornborough Cider is a dry, sparkling cider made from hand-pressed apples. It is crafted from over twenty different kinds of apple, including Ribston Pippin and other old Yorkshire varieties.
Every autumn, Kingsley and his family press apples from their own orchard along with fruit from local tree and orchard owners. They would like to thank all the local apple tree owners who contribute fruit and encourage anyone with spare apples to get involved.
We hope you will come up to the Bivouac and enjoy a refreshing, locally produced cider – lovely and cool on a summer’s day!