CAMRA names its national cider and perry champions

CAMRA names its national cider and perry champions

Following more than a year of local tasting panels and regional heats, Harry’s Scrummage has been named the best cider in the country, and Nempnett Piglet’s Choice has won best perry at CAMRA’s National Cider and Perry Championships. Scrummage impressed judges as “a...
New spring / summer menu at The Stable

New spring / summer menu at The Stable

Cider and pizza venue The Stable has launched new menus for spring / summer 2018. Each of its 17 locations will have different menus, depending on the local availability of ingredients and cider. The new menus have been inspired by bringing customers together and...

Cornish Orchards launches Dry Cider in keg and bottle

Cornish Orchards has launched a new product, Dry Cider, available in keg and in 500ml bottles. Dry Cider is made with three apple varieties — Harry Masters Jersey, Dabinet and Michelin — which deliver a traditional West Country cider character. It has a full, fruity...
Sessionable Rattler available in can in Tesco

Sessionable Rattler available in can in Tesco

Cornish cyder maker Healeys is launching a new lower-alcohol can format into Tesco. The pack — containing six 330ml cans — aims to add an element of convenience for the 12 million cider drinkers across the UK. But at 4.8% ABV — as opposed to the original 6% — the...
Bristol Cider Shop publishes Tasting Guide online

Bristol Cider Shop publishes Tasting Guide online

Bristol Cider Shop has been named the UK’s Independent Cider Retailer of the Year and now it’s using that platform to educate drinkers about real cider. The team have written a Cider Tasting Guide, which is available to download for free here —  it’s an...

Big Bear Cider Mill set to go crowdfunding

The team behind The Big Bear Cider Mill is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign to take the business to the next level. The business comprises a large apple-to-can facility based in Essex, aiming to produce craft cider on a large scale. Managing director, Mark...
The Stable launches Cider of the Year Awards

The Stable launches Cider of the Year Awards

The Stable cider ambassador, Gabe Cook (left), with operations director, David Gough   The Stable is launching its first ever Cider of the Year Awards, in co-operation with Crafty Nectar, Cider Box and its own cider ambassador, Gabe Cook. The competition will run...
Stable hands over £6,000 to Dorset Mind

Stable hands over £6,000 to Dorset Mind

Left to right: Dee Swinton, marketing manager, Dorset Mind; David Gough, operations director, The Stable; and Abigail Perry, PR and marketing manager, The Stable   Cider and pizza restaurant chain, The Stable, has handed over £3,000 raised for Dorset Mind over the...
Graff will ‘change the world of cider forever’

Graff will ‘change the world of cider forever’

Hawkes of London aims to change the world of cider forever this week, launching Graff, the UK’s first co-fermented hybrid of beer and cider to be made by cider makers. When it comes to cider, Hawkes feels it is high time to stop playing by the rules that leaves cider...
Gabe Cook named as Stable cider ambassador

Gabe Cook named as Stable cider ambassador

Gabe Cook — AKA The Ciderologist — has been named as cider ambassador for national cider and pizza restaurant chain The Stable. Gabe and The Stable have been working closely together for more than a year. Having worked tirelessly and passionately with cider for a...