Cider & Perry Pub of the Year
About the Award
The National Cider & Perry Pub of the Year recognises the best pub or club that promotes and encourages the sale of quality real cider and perry across the country.
There are four stages to the competition and the winner is normally announced on 1st October to start our October Cider & Perry Month.
Take part in Cider Month!
Cider Month is celebrated in both May and October
Unlike real ale production, which can happen at any time of the year, real cider and perry can only be made when the fruit is ripe and is tied to a natural cycle of the apple and pear trees found in orchards around the country. May was chosen because it is when the orchards come into bloom and fruit begins to set which will then be harvested. October is a very active time for cider makers when production is in full flow and most cider producers are harvesting the fruit.
The New Union, Kendal
The 2019 Cider Pub of the Year award went to the New Union pub in Kendal for its wide array of real ciders and perries.
Nestled on the fringe of the Lake District, this ‘no-nonsense’ pub is a popular community hub hosting a weekly quiz, fortnightly music nights, carol singing, live music and whisky tastings. It works closely with Kendal businesses to offer local produce and boasts ‘great beer, good craic and a friendly atmosphere’ and re-opened just two years ago following an untimely closure.
The other finalists include last year’s Club of the Year winner the Appleton Thorn Village Hall in Appleton Thorn, Cheshire, Larkins’ Ale House in Cranbrook, Kent and the Woodbine in Waltham Abbey, Essex.
Due to Covid-19 it has not been possible to hold a competition for 2020.