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National Cider and Perry Championships

About the Award 

The National Cider and Perry Championship recognises the best cider and perry in the UK. They are chosen at the Reading Beer and Cider Festival in May, which features over 550 beers and 150 ciders and perries, plus a selection of foreign beers, wines and mead.

Each cider and perry in the competition is judged on its individual taste, aroma, flavour, after-taste and overall appeal. The top awards were selected by a specially chosen panel of both experienced and novice judges.

Get involved!

Why not head down to the Reading Beer & Cider Festival to learn more and try some Championship ciders and perries?

One of the largest beer festivals in the country, it takes place in early May in Reading each year.

Mayfayre’s Cider

Mayfayre’s Cider (Herefordshire) took home the cider crown this year, having impressed judges for being well-balanced and more-ish, boasting distinct spicy and woody notes and a dry aftertaste.

Cleeve Orchard’s Perry

Cleeve Orchard’s Perry (Ross-on-Wye) took home the perry title for its floral and full-bodied flavour, which had a hint of smoke in the aftertaste.

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