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British Cider Championships

Already the biggest cider competition in the world, the “British Cider Championships” will be taking taking place at the Royal Bath & West Show once again.

The championships form part of the Orchards and Cider section at the Show.

The winners of the Fruiterers’ Cup for Champion British Cider and of the Pewterers’ Cup for Champion British Farmhouse Cider will be awarded on the Thursday.

This year sees the debut of a new dimension to the section with the launch of a full-scale International contest; The Royal Bath & West International Cider Competition will reinforce the Show’s reputation as Britain’s number one showcase for the fast-growing craft and artisan cider industry.

Take part in the “People Choice Award” designed to give members of the public the chance to vote for and maybe even judge  ciders, from among the many different ciders on sale at the bar.

There will be demonstrations of cider-making, the hugely popular tutored cider-tasting sessions, displays of the latest cider-making equipment, with expert advice available on making cider and apple juice and orchard management, or you can chill out in the orchard to the music of the Confederation Jazz Band.

Whether you are a professional cider-maker, an enthusiastic amateur, or just someone who really loves their cider, there’ll be everything you need to interest and entertain, in what we are proud to call “The Greatest Cider Show on Earth”!