Cider Pub of the Year
Amber Valley Cider Pub of the Year 2018
The winner was the Talbot, Ripley and the runner-up Angels Bar, Belper.
The Talbot, as Amber Valley Cider Pub of the Year 2018, will go forward to the East Midlands Cider Pub of the Year Competition, judged in March 2018.
I would like to congratulate all the pubs who made the shortlist for judging; given the number and quality of pubs in the Amber Valley Branch Area that is no mean feat. I would also like to thank all those who took part in the nomination or judging phases of this competition.
In October and November 2018 we will be running next year’s Cider Pub of the Year Competition, on similar lines to this one and we will be looking for nominations and judges.
Amber Valley CAMRA
East Midlands Cider Pub of the Year 2017
Winner : The Wheatsheaf, Bingham, – CAMRA Branch = Vale of Belvoir (Notts)
The Wheatsheaf will now go forward to the National Cider POTY judging, with the result set to be announced in October.
Cider Pub Of The Year 2015
The Steampacket in Swanwick has been announced as the winner for the second year running. Congratulations again go to Amanda and her team.
A photo of the presentation will be available shortly.
Cider Pub Of The Year 2014
The votes have been counted and the winner is confirmed as The Steampacket in Swanwick. Congratulations to them, they will now go forward into the East Midlands stage of the competition.
Cider Pub of The Year 2013
We are pleased to announce The Beehive, Peasehill as our Cider Pub Of the Year for 2013. The pub will now go forward to the East Midlands stage of the competition.
Our congratualtions go to the landlord and landlady, Steve (pictured above with Branch Chairman Chris Rogers) and Linda Creswell who have been in charge of the pub for over 20 years. Since opening the Honey Pot in the former stables at the top end of the garden in August 2012, things have gone from strength to strength.
They regularly stock a number of ciders and perries from local and regional producers and from further afield. They are one of the few truly dedicated cider and perry pubs in our area and very deserving of the award.