Cider Pub of the Year


Cider Pub of the Year

In the same way that CAMRA have a Pub of the year award, they also have a National Cider Pub of the Year. The award is for the pub or club in the UK that best promotes and encourages the sale of quality real cider and perry.

Each Year the Newark branch of CAMRA hold a Cider Pub of the Year competition
Nominations for this award should be sent to apple@newarkcamra.org.uk. Judging takes place towards the end of each year in order that the award can be made early in the New Year.

There are 4 stages to the competition:
Local Branch Judging (Nov – Jan) (to award a Branch Cider Pub of the Year)
Regional Judging (mid-March to mid-May) (to award a Regional Cider Pub of the Year)
Super-Regional Judging (mid-May to mid-July) (to award Finalist for the National Cider Pub of the Year)
Final Judging (mid-July to mid-September) (to award National Cider Pub of the Year) and the winner is normally announced in early October to promote the start of CAMRA’s Cider & Perry Month

The CAMRA judging criteria for Cider Pub of the year are:
Quality/Condition of Cider/Perry
Range of cider and perry that fall within CAMRA’s definition of real cider
Promotion/Knowledge of the product
Atmosphere/Style/Décor
Service & Welcome
Community Focus
Sympathy with CAMRA Aims
Overall Value

Any CAMRA members who are interested in becoming a surveyor for Cider Pub of the Year should contact apple@newarkcamra.org.uk

Winners of Newark CAMRA Pub of the Year
2015 – The Vaults Newark
2016/17 – the Vaults Neark
2018 – The Fox and Crown, Appletongate, Newark