Best Cider producers

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Best Cider producers

Kieran Lyons
Joined: 02 Apr 2017, 19:46

14 May 2017, 13:47 #1

This section of the forum isn't getting much love so I thought i'd kick us off.

For my money the two best cider producers in the UK right now are Kentish Pip and Hallets (Wales). In particular Hallets Rum Cask is superb.
Both produce mainly clear ciders at between 5% and 6 % abv. We have the full range of each at the pub and they are selling well.
I do however have a soft spot for a proper strong chewy scrumpy. Any recommendations on that front?
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Citra
Joined: 05 Nov 2016, 21:31

14 May 2017, 17:10 #2

I've not been big on Ciders, but when I've weakened I've always been keen on Kenny Cramps Double Vision.
"Everybody's got to believe in something, I believe I'll have another beer." W.C.Fields.
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Paul Mudge
Joined: 06 Nov 2016, 01:26

14 May 2017, 18:14 #3

Kieran,
The only cider I've drunk any amount of is Wilkins from (appropriately) Mudgeley in Somerset.
On quite regular weekends staying with friends in Bristol, who never needed much of an excuse to throw a party, I usually brought a polypin back home on the train from Temple Meads.
http://wilkinscider.com/
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Paul Mudge
Joined: 06 Nov 2016, 01:26

22 Jul 2017, 04:26 #4

Kieran Lyons wrote:This section of the forum isn't getting much love so I thought i'd kick us off.

For my money the two best cider producers in the UK right now are Kentish Pip and Hallets (Wales). In particular Hallets Rum Cask is superb.
Both produce mainly clear ciders at between 5% and 6 % abv. We have the full range of each at the pub and they are selling well.
I do however have a soft spot for a proper strong chewy scrumpy. Any recommendations on that front?
Kieran,
It probably wouldn’t be too far across from Leicester for you to attend the Cider Trail that West Midlands CAMRA is organising along the railway line between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury on Saturday 5th August.
The organisers point out that real ale is also available at all of the venues.
With starting in the Moon Under Water and ending in the Great Western, both Wolverhampton, seventeen pubs should make for a Proper Day Out
The itinerary is ;
9.25am train from Birmingham for Shrewsbury, 9.43am from Wolverhampton
10.25am – Shrewbury Hotel (Wetherspoons)
11.10am – Monty's Tower
11.50am – Coach and Horses
12.30pm – Admiral Benbow
1.10pm – Three Fishes ( Beer Drinkers can meet us here if they wish ( 12.05pm or 12.25pm from Brum, 12.25pm or 12.43pm from Wolverhampton - Amanda Hignett will be leading from Wolverhampton )
1.45pm – Salopian Bar
2.33pm – Train to Wellington Arrive 2.45pm
2.50pm – Pheasant
3.20pm - ( try also ) Wrekin Inn
4pm Train to Oakengates Arrive 4.05pm
4.10pm – Take your pick, Crown, Fighting Cocks, Station
5.05pm Train to Shifnal Arrive 5.13pm
5.20pm – Plough
5.50pm - (try also) White Hart
6.13pm Train to Albrighton Arrive 6.21pm
6.23pm – Platform Ale House
7.21pm – Train to Codsall Arrive 7.26pm
7.28pm – Codsall Station
8.27pm – Train to Wolverhampton or Birmingham, arrive 8.36pm Wolverhampton
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