The Trafford & Hulme Branch Cider Pub of The Year 2014 is The Font, Chorlton.
Former Regional Cider Co-ordinator Steven Swain tells us why:
When the guys at FONT told me they were opening a sister pub in Chorlton with an even greater choice of cider than the Manchester bar (and 2013 Branch Cider Pub Of The Year), I thought it was great, as I had been instrumental in the "birth" of cider there.
What we got when the pub opened was a choice of 8 draught ciders, although not all real by CAMRA standard, the choice was well thought out, there is also an amazing choice of bottled cider, much more than the alcopop style of cider, so popular with the youth of today, you know who you are, try a bottle of Sheppy or Thistly Cross next time.
They also offer a massive 25% off real cider to CAMRA members on production of a valid membership card
The presentation will be on Tuesday 20th May from 8pm. Come along - even if you don't like the choice of 10 ciders, there will be 8 ales as well!
Although I now live in Stafford, I'm returning to run the Cider bar at Chorlton Festival in July where there will be about 85 tubs of cider & perry, I'm sure you will be able to find me in FONT with a cider over the weekend
PS the 25% discount is also available on real ale