So you want to buy cider? We hope to give you instant access to a number of resources here.

Whether you want to sample cider direct from the producer, at a pub, or in your home we provide you with various pages in which you can find out which ones are near you, or if you are travelling somewhere which ones you will be passing. Don’t forget to take a container or two!

Browse the following pages to find cider producers and outlets:

The location and contact information for producers and pubs is from a variety of sources, personal records, CAMRA publications and other cider related sites. We are grateful for their permission to use this.

The photos you see below are the latest added by the community of Real Cider, that’s you! We use the flickr photo sharing site, where you can add your own cider photos to the Real Cider group for all to enjoy.

A photo or picture says a thousand words; as well as exploring how people enjoy cider, you can also see the variety and colourful life that exists for our apples all around the world.

Collective Arts Local Press Apple Cider (SPLATTER RABBIT) - Thu, 25 May 2017

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Collective Arts Local Press Apple Cider (SPLATTER RABBIT)

Made from 100% locally sourced, Ontario grown Northern Spy, IDA Red, and Spartan apples fermented with a French cider yeast resulting in a dry, pleasant base liquid. A small portion of fresh juice is then blended back to balance the acid impart a fresh fruit nose. Local Press is our flagship cider that will have you wondering where it’s been your whole life. This naturally gluten-free cider is an off-dry, crisp, clean and refreshing cider.

Under the alias “Descendo”, Simon Mallette St-Pierre works as a nightlife + music Art Director and Designer. “Descendo” operates out of Montreal and has worked in Los Angeles and New York with a worldwide network of artists and labels in music. “MINIMA” is Descendo’s latest collection of comic / illustration arts and merchandise.

Wilkins Farmhouse Cider - Sun, 07 May 2017

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Wilkins Farmhouse Cider

Mudgley, Somerset, England

Michel Jodoin Remous - Mon, 17 Apr 2017

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Michel Jodoin Remous

Hopped sparkling cider

Cheddar Cheese and Cider sign, shed in Cheddar Gorge - Mon, 27 Mar 2017

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Cheddar Cheese and Cider sign, shed in Cheddar Gorge

Michel Jodoin Cidre léger rosé - Sun, 19 Mar 2017

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Michel Jodoin Cidre léger rosé

This still cider made in vat with McIntosh and Geneva apples. It is called young because it is not aged after fermentation.

..and that's real cider? - Sun, 27 Aug 2006

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..and that's real cider?

La Face Cachée de la Pomme Smac! - Sun, 18 Oct 2015

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La Face Cachée de la Pomme Smac!

Refreshing & light, Smac is a cider made with the famous McIntosh apple from Quebec. Made from fresh apple juice and naturally gluden-free.

Normandie. Beuvron en Auge - Wed, 22 Jul 2015

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Normandie. Beuvron en Auge

Normandie. Beuvron en Auge. Cider keg. Cidre - Wed, 22 Jul 2015

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Normandie. Beuvron en Auge. Cider keg. Cidre

Saint Malo, crêperie, galette, cidre - cider - Sun, 19 Jul 2015

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Saint Malo, crêperie, galette, cidre - cider

Cider Apples in the Sun 238/365 - Wed, 26 Aug 2015

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Cider Apples in the Sun 238/365

It's nearly time to harvest the cider apples again and it's going to be a bumper crop this year. Our 2014 Ashcombe Estate Orchards "White's Original" recently won a Gold at Taste Of The West so hopes are high for the next batch. If only it would stop raining... it's knocking the alcohol content down!

Apple Ciders - 2 - Sun, 06 Apr 2014

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Apple Ciders - 2

Apple Ciders - 1 - Sun, 06 Apr 2014

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Apple Ciders - 1

Cold cider and hot summer - Sun, 28 Jun 2015

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Cold cider and hot summer

Tap Handle Leaves - Mon, 15 Jun 2015

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Tap Handle Leaves

Experimental design of tap handle for Ciders and Perrys.
Cast in resin from my carved Oak original...

Oak Apple Tap - Wed, 10 Jun 2015

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Oak Apple Tap

Cider Tap handles made of resin. I turned the original Master in Oak and took a silicone rubber mould. The castings are then laser engraved and hand stained.

Cider Science 36/365 - Thu, 05 Feb 2015

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Cider Science 36/365

We've been in the Cider Lab this morning blending the various vats of 2014 Ashcombe Cider. Because the orchard is so old not even the expert dudes know what each of the tree varieties is. We are however very happy with the result... I got my eyesight back almost immediately.

Domaine Pinnacle Verger Sud Cidre Pétillant - Fri, 02 Jan 2015

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Domaine Pinnacle Verger Sud Cidre Pétillant

Established on the southern slopes of Pinnacle Mountain, our orchard is perfectly located to benefit from optimal apple growing conditions that translate into creating our Verger Sud sparkling cider. Enhanced by a touch of our own renowned ice cider, Verger Sud offers the perfect balance of crisp and refreshing flavours. Recognized for the taste and quality of our ice ciders on all five continents, Domaine Pinnacle is proud to present this sparkling cider, which derives its characer and taste from the same orchard and philosophy of quality as that of our ice ciders.

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Henry Westons cider farm.

IMG_2353 - Mon, 08 Sep 2014

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Henry Westons cider farm.

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Recommended Reading about Cider making and enjoying everything related to apples.

Golden Fire: The Story of Cider Until now no one has attempted to unravel the many myths, legends, and misconceptions that surround its origins and development to present a factual narrative history.

Is cider, as legend has it, the oldest alcoholic drink of them all, or is it in fact a comparatively recent introduction? Did it come to Britain with the Celts, the Romans, or the Normans? Were medieval babies really baptised in it?

Golden Fire: The Story of Cider takes a long, cool, refreshing look at the evolution of one of Britain’s favourite beverages and answers all those questions.


A Somerset Pomona: The Cider Apples of Somerset A book on Somerset apples with colour photos of all 80 varieties still grown in Somerset today.

There are drawings of every apple, showing size and shape, together with descriptive notes on their origns for cider making.

80 pages paperback.


Real Cider Making on a Small Scale A comprehensive and practical cider making book for the small scale producer.

The authors combine years of experience and expertise to produce clear and accessible text.

136 pages paperback.


Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider An American book of interest to all cider and apple juice makers.

Includes chapters on making cider, apple varieties, vinegar and brandy.

200 page paperback.


Cider: The Forgotten Miracle A witty and energetic investigation into the history of farmhouse cider.

The story set against the backdrop of 17th and 18th Century England is told by poet James Crowden with humour and clarity.

119 pages paperback.


Growing Fruit (Royal Horticultural Society’s Encyclopaedia of Practical Gardening) An excellent comprehensive guide to all the key techniques for the successful growing of soft, tree and warm temperature fruits from apples and strawberries to nuts and currants.

Includes over 320 easy to follow step-by-step drawings to guide you through a wide range of essential gardening projects.


CAMRA’s Good Cider Guide Have some fun hunting out some of these cider outlets!

For a simple guide it’s really well presented, the layout is very clean and easy to use.

There are a couple of features on the heritage and production of cider, in this book that break up the guide book element and make it a genuinely good read.


Cider This book showcases the best of the British craft cider revolution.

With features on some of the characters involved in cider – and perry-making and articles on the history of cider and perry, noteworthy cider pubs, making your own cider, cooking with cider, cider’s place in British folklore and foreign ciders.

Recommended.


Common Ground Book of Orchards: Community, Conservation and Culture An inspiring and informative large book format exploring how orchards continue to shape local culture from custom to kitchen.

Includes 50 specially commissioned photographs.

222 page paperback.


Craft Cider Making book coverCraft Cider Making – This book is for anyone who wants to grow and to make good cider, apple juice or even cider vinegar.

Whether you have a back garden with a couple of apple trees, several acres of orchard deep in the countryside, or you’re just ‘scrumping’ apples from friends and neighbours every autumn, this book is for you.

Cider events are your chance to get up close and personal with your favourite ciders from around the country, as well as learning and tasting new types from new producers.

Cider Festivals

The calendar below is a combined list of Cider and Beer Festivals. Usually CAMRA events that allow you to taste a wide range of traditional real cider.

Cider & Beer Festival Calendar used with kind permission of aletalk

An overview of CAMRA beer festivals that take place on an annual basis.

Calendar list of Cider Festivals only

Mulled cider, like mulled wine, has become a winter tradition in many peoples lives.

This warm, comforting drink is easy to prepare and is best shared with friends either indoors or outdoors round an open fire.

Ingredients:

  • 4 pints of still, dry farmhouse cider
  • 3 apples – washed, cored and sliced
  • 2 oranges, washed and sliced
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Juice and zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 6 tbsp light soft brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon quills snapped in half

Method:

  • Put all the ingredients into a pan, cover and heat gently for a minimum of 1 hour
  • Do not boil
  • Gather friends, and serve
  • For an extra kick why not add a splash of calvados