The Anglo-Saxon word beor referred to a sweet, strong drink, not made from cereals, and probably a fruit wine/cider/ perry .
A member of the bar staff would provide a rival brand of perry .
Hundreds of beer, cider and perry lovers descended on this year's festival.
He put raisins first of all foods, and then came apples and pears and their juices in the form of sweet cider and sweet perry .
The cheese is bathed in perry , a cider made from the variety of pear with the same name.
He said: ‘It will certainly help to promote the quality of cider and perry being made in the three counties and grow our membership.’
There are also certain drinks, such as mead, cider, and perry , which depend on sugar fermentations for their alcohol content.
At least 20 real ales, plus several makes of cider and perry , will be on sale.
With a market share in the domestic cider and perry market estimated by the company at 89 per cent, the scope for market share improvement is limited.
The event also offered cider, perry , imported beers and Lurgashall country wines.