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A Somerset orchard has won the top prize for the Best Innovative Cider Orchard at the Royal Bath & West Society Show 2018.

West Bradley Orchards, near Glastonbury, was described by the judges as “containing more experimental trials than any of the other orchards which we judged. Four apple varieties, four support systems, and three different tree spacings will guide growers of future orchards in Somerset into producing the most economic and high-quality apples”.

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Ye Olde Cider Bar, Newton Abbott, Devon

Newton Abbot landlord Richard Knibbs, licensee of Ye Olde Cider Bar in East Street, has received the National Pomona Award.

The award was made by the Campaign for Real Ale, who also campaign for real cider. CAMRA’s annual Pomona Award is named after the Roman Goddess of apples and is presented to the person, place or thing that has done the most to promote real cider or perry in the last 12 months or for their ongoing outstanding work in this field.

The award was in recognition of Mr Knibbs dedication to real cider and perry over the last 40 years.

Pomona Award winner Richard Knibbs said:

“I am absolutely delighted to win this award for my passion and dedication towards real cider over the last 40 years. I am also very pleased that CAMRA supports this wonderful, traditional drink. I am a person who does not like change and this is why the Cider Bar has been kept the same over the years with real cider being the core product sold.”

Ye Olde Cider Bar is one of the West country’s finest cider houses, selling only farmhouse cider. If you are in South Devon and fancy a pint of the good stuff, you will be in ‘award winning’ hands!

Link to CAMRA 2010 Pomona press release

The competition for the Cider & Perry Pub of the Year is now underway has been announced.

The first pub to be announced is ‘The Orchard’, Bristol that wins CAMRA Cider pub of the year (South-West).

A prestigious award for any pub, the orchard has won the award for consistently serving a excellent selection of #realcider. Enjoyed by a variety of regulars and newcomers. From recent reviews, varying from 8 – 13 different ciders at any time.

Drinkers enjoying the award winning atmosphere at The Orchard in Bristol

Drinkers enjoying the award winning atmosphere at The Orchard in Bristol

Bristol is a fantastic place to enjoy cider at any time of year, view our list of cider pubs in the city, or view a map to the Orchard Pub.