The chancellor has announced that the government will retain the current duty exemption for small cider producers.

Thanks to your support we were able to hand in a petition with over 26,000 signatures urging the government to back small cider producers. On 8 July, the government responded positively in its budget.

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Sawdays have created a new campaign to encourage travel to the wonderful region of Normandy, France – to visit cider and calvados producers.

They’ve put together two unique itineraries and some fun and informative illustrations with tips from “Food and Normandy cider pairings” to a “handy cider phrasebook” and “What kind of calvados drinker are you?” to make travelling to the region and visiting the recommended producers more enjoyable.

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The Jolly Judge is hosting a Real Cider Festival on Wednesday 15th of July to Tuesday 21th of July

After the huge success of our spring cider festival, The Jolly Judge will be hosting its annual summer real cider and perry festival.

The festival will feature over 25 different ciders and perries from Gwatkin, Gwynt Y Ddraig, Hecks, Olivers, Cairn O’ Mhor, Thistly Cross, Westons and many more still to be confirmed.

For over six years the Jolly Judge has been in the estimable position of being one of the few pubs in Edinburgh to actively promote real draught cider on a permanent basis, and with great success. This will be our eighth festival and hopefully, with your discerning assistance, the best so far.

We believe that this will be a unique event that will offer a chance for the Edinburgh public and visitors to experience an expertly selected and diverse range of ciders not normally available in the capital.

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The team behind iconic east London pub Sebright Arms and The Miller in Bermondsey is excited to announce London’s largest cider Festival – coming to both venues in July.

Ciderdog will be held in East London for the first time for Shoreditch and Hackney cider lovers at Sebright Arms on Saturday 4 July. The festival will return for the third year to The Miller one week later on Saturday 11 July.

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Ciderdog at Sebright Arms will feature in excess of 40 British ciders including Black Dragon, Burrow Hill, Broome Farm, and Tumpy Ground. A huge variety will be represented from very sweet to bone dry. Award winners will appear alongside single varieties as well as blends, cloudy scrumpy, whisky and rum barrel aged, perry from 100-year-old trees and cider mixed with berries, elderflower, lemons, ginger and honey. The full range of more than 100 ciders will be available at The Miller. Ciders have been supplied by independent producers from across the UK and will feature alongside cider cocktails and a selection of London brewed ales.

Entry is free and all festival beers and ciders will be exceptionally good value at £3 per pint.

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