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.

Cider Apple Crop 262/365 - Tue, 19 Sep 2017

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Cider Apple Crop 262/365

Cider Apples are coming along nicely... more than can be said for the plums!

Red Rover Fall Cider - Mon, 21 Aug 2017

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Red Rover Fall Cider

A cinnamom semi dry cider. from Frederickton, New Brunswick.

Cider - Sun, 30 Jul 2017

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Cider

Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England

Wilkins Cider's cidery - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Wilkins Cider's cidery

Lands End Farm, Mudgley, England

Entrance to Wilkins Cider - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Entrance to Wilkins Cider

Lands End Farm, Mudgley, England

Stills at Somerset Cider Brandy Company - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Stills at Somerset Cider Brandy Company

Burrow Hill Farm Cider, Martock, Somerset, England

Horse has no interest in cider at Somerset Cider Brandy Company - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Horse has no interest in cider at Somerset Cider Brandy Company

Burrow Hill Farm Cider, Martock, Somerset, England

Cider brandy at Somerset Cider Brandy Company - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Cider brandy at Somerset Cider Brandy Company

Burrow Hill Farm Cider, Martock, Somerset, England

Cider containers at Burrow Hill Farm - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Cider containers at Burrow Hill Farm

Burrow Hill Farm Cider, Martock, Somerset, England

Barrels in the cider - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Barrels in the cider

Burrow Hill Farm Cider, Martock, Somerset, England

Barrels in the cidery - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Barrels in the cidery

Burrow Hill Farm Cider, Martock, Somerset, England

Burrow Hill Farm Cider cidery - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Burrow Hill Farm Cider cidery

Burrow Hill Farm Cider, Martock, Somerset, England

Entrance to Burrow Hill Cider - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Entrance to Burrow Hill Cider

Burrow Hill Farm, Somerset, England

Cidery at Burrow Hill Cider - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Cidery at Burrow Hill Cider

Burrow Hill Farm, Somerset, England

Cidery at Burrow Hill Cider - Sat, 29 Jul 2017

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Cidery at Burrow Hill Cider

Burrow Hill Farm, Somerset, England

Bere Cider Company - Fri, 28 Jul 2017

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Bere Cider Company

Langport, Somerset, England

Bere Cider Company - Fri, 28 Jul 2017

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Bere Cider Company

Langport, Somerset, England

Bere Cider Company - Fri, 28 Jul 2017

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Bere Cider Company

Langport, Somerset, England

Jim and Mary of Bere Cider Company - Fri, 28 Jul 2017

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Jim and Mary of Bere Cider Company

Langport, Somerset, England

Bere Cider Company - Fri, 28 Jul 2017

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Bere Cider Company

Langport, Somerset, England

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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