Cider houses are our National treasures.

With an atmosphere that is certainly different to a normal pub, with the atmosphere of a licenced farm at some of the more rural houses.

Cider house that sold little of no beer were until fairly recently were common in many Western and South-Western counties.

Here is a list of the most special cider houses in the UK:

  • Ye Olde Cider Bar, 99 East Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2LD Tel: 0162 654 221
  • The Cider House, Wootton Green, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6EB.  Tel: 01746 780 285
  • The Cider Centre, Brandy Wharf, Waddingham, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 4RU. Tel: 01652 678 364
  • The Cider House (`The Monkey House`), Woodmancote, Defford, Worcestershire Tel: 01386 750 234
  • Bristol and Exeter Inn, 135 St John St, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 5JA. Te: 01278 423 722

Although not ‘cider houses’, these pubs deserve a special mention for being real gems, with a good selection of ciders:

  • The Square and Compass Worth Matravers Swanage, BH19 3LF, 01929 439 229 – Award winning pub, in every edition of the CAMRA good beer guide.
  • The Tuckers Grave, Faulkland, Radstock, Bath, Somerset, BA3 5XF – Rustic, locals pub with bags of charm.

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