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CAMRA’s definition of real cider and perry – revised May 2021.

Background information about ciders and perries for consumers, licensees and festival organisers. This document gives guidance on the features of Cider and Perry and links to further reading.

Introductory notes to CAMRAs revised definition of Real Cider and Perry, and a guide to questions for the drinker to ask.

The aim of this definition is to identify, in an objective and evidence- based manner, the essential features of what differentiates a ‘pub’ from other on-trade licensed premises where alcohol is sold.

A full length, technical explainer of what CAMRA defines as real ale.

You can find out more about real ale, and beer more generally from CAMRA’s Learn and Discover pages:

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