Cider House hits the big time with CAMRA award
A Wincanton pub crowned best in UK for cider by CAMRA.
There are around 400 varieties of apples and pears used for only for making cider and perry, and a further 150 also used for eating, cooking or all three. Small producers are the most likely to use these rare and local varieties grown in small traditional orchards, so the cider and perry industry is of profound importance to the sustainability of this valuable habitat.
Somerset has long been regarded as the home of proper, high-quality cider.
The Unicorn Inn in Bayford has been singled out by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for its commitment to genuine cider from small, local producers.
Richard Cummins took over the pub with his wife Jayne on October 23, 2007, and said that he was absolutely thrilled to receive the award.
The Unicorn Inn is located in Bayford, just to the east of Wincanton
He said: “We got through the final four of cider pubs throughout the UK, then the judges had to choose between us and the King’s Ditch in Staffordshire.