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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.

The best pubs for drinking and appreciating Cider.

Real Cider gives suggestions for pubs all around the country, where you will be served cider or perry, cheers!


  • Mac’s Armagh Cider, at Barnhill Apple Juice stall, St.George’s Market
  • The Bridge House, Bedford Street


  • Linen Hall, 11-13 Townhall St


  • The Diamond, the Diamond

.. and your usual Wetherspoon’s pubs selling Old Rosie and other seasonal Weston’s varieties.

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