Cider Pub Of The Year

The Cider & Perry Pub Of The Year award recognises a pub, bar or club that has best excelled in the promotion of real traditional draught ciders and perries appropriately served. Quality of the cider and perry offered is the most important criteria alongside overall promotion of real cider and perry and cider producers by the pub (e.g. posters and literature in the pub; tasting events; cider and perry pub festivals). A branch cider/perry pub of the year should offer a good range of quality real cider and perry, and ideally the choice over time should include a range of styles from different cider producers.

Trafford & Hulme Cider Pub of The Year 2016 is Chorlton’s Font Bar, taking the award for the third year in a row.

With a minimum of four ciders and perries available on draft at a time, increasing to as many as eight in summer months, the Manchester Road venue has the widest range of traditional ciders & perries any pub in the branch area. If the draft selection isn’t wide enough, there is also a fridge full of bottled ciders to choose from.

The Font Bar does it again – come join the celebrations

The Font Bar in Chorlton has for the second year in a row won the Trafford and Hulme Cider Pub of the year. In fact, it has won our Cider pub of the year award every year since it opened (ok, it has only been open for a couple of years…. )…

font chorltonWhile the Font Chorlton has won for two years now, the Font bar chain are no strangers to winning Cider awards with its sister bar in Manchester being a previous Cider Pub of the Year Winner.

With such a cider pedigree the Font Chorlton is a natural contender as one of Manchester’s finest Cider pubs. With up to eight different ciders on tap from a range of interesting producers it stands out as a cider drinker destination bar.

Come and join the Celebration of a great Cider Pub and be there when the presentation is made – let’s show the region that Trafford and Hulme supports not only real ale, but also great Cider and Perry.

The presentation and evening celebrations are on Tuesday the 5th May, 8pm at the Font, Chorlton, M21 9PG

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

Font barTrafford & Hulme branch's Cider Pub of The Year is Font bar on New Wakefield Street, in the shadow of Oxford Road Station.

Although they do a roaring trade in selling cocktails to students, they also slightly more quietly stock and excellent range of world beers and cask ales for the more discerning drinker. Last year they introduced traditional cider and perry for sale from the back bar and have done an excellent job of introducing many of their young customers to the real taste of cider and perry containing nothing but apples & pears.

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On Sunday 12th June, Trafford & Hulme Branch headed for Chorlton's Oddest Bar to present them with the branch Cider & Perry Pub Of The Year Award.

 Cider Pub Of The Year Presentation

Nichola Clark, Manager is presented with Trafford & Hulme Branch's Cider Pub Of The Year award by Greater Manchester CAMRA Cider Co-ordinator Steven Swain.

Oddest pulled out all the stops for the presentation event with no less than three real ciders and two real perries available.

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