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National Cider & Perry Championships

Britain’s best Cider and Perry revealed at Reading Beer & Cider Festival 2019

Somerset Branch CAMRA Apple Rep., Steve Hawkins was keen to attend the Reading Beer & Cider Festival 2019 to lend his services in judging the cider and perry entered into this years competition. See for a full report.

The winners were:


GOLD – Mayfayre’s Cider (Herefordshire)

SILVER – St Ives Forager (St Ives)

BRONZE – Ampleforth Abbey (North Yorkshire)


GOLD – Cleve’s Orchard Perry (Ross-on-Wye)

SILVER – Ralph’s Medium Perry (Powys)

BRONZE – Out of the Orchard Perry (Newent)

National Cider & Perry Championship 2018 Winners


GOLD - Harry's Scrummage (Somerset)

SILVER - Whin Hill, Browns (Norfolk)

BRONZE - Orgasmic, White Jersey (Herefordshire)


GOLD - Nempnett, Piglet's Perry (Somerset, Bristol Branch)

SILVER - Oliver's, Perry (Herefordshire)

BRONZE - Whin Hill, Perry (Norfolk)

National Cider & Perry Championship 2017 Winners


GOLD – Countryman, Medium (Devon)

SILVER – Salt Hill, Autumn Gold (Berkshire)

BRONZE – Gwatkin's, Captain Gwatkin's Rum Cask (Herefordshire)


GOLD – Nempnett Thrubwell, Piglet's Perry (Somerset)

SILVER - Waulkmill, Mooseheid Perry (Dumfrieshire)

BRONZE – Hartland, Perry (Gloucestershire)

National Cider & Perry Championship 2016 Winners


Gold - Harding's 3 Peace Sweet from Cambridgeshire.

Silver - Dunkerton's Cider, Herefordshire.

Bronze - Green Valley Cider, Devon.


Gold - Hartland's Farmhouse Perry, Gloucestershire.

Silver - Burnard’s Stray Perry, Norfolk.

Bronze - Heck’s Perry, Somerset.