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Cider Tasting Guide

Posted On 15th Mar 2018   Posted By Pete

Check out our new Cider Tasting Guide! It tells you everything you need to know about West Country cider and is available to download FREE from our website.


Drinks Retailing Awards

Posted On 11th Feb 2018   Posted By Pete

Wow! We're delighted to say that we were named Independent Cider Retailer of the Year at The Drinks Retailing Awards last week! It's a great honour because there's lots of competition for the awards and we were in good company with other winners including national names like Selfridges, Virgin Wines and Waitrose.

We won the award in 2015 when we were on the Christmas Steps and we're really chuffed to win again at Wapping Wharf. It’s really nice to be recognised for all the hard work we’ve put into the new shop – and hopefully means that we’re doing something right. Cheers!

Cider Tasting Christmas Parties

Posted On 24th Oct 2017   Posted By Pete

Be the most popular person in the office and book a Cider Tasting Christmas Party! Festive Cider Tastings are based on our popular Introduction to Cider evenings but are more focussed on festive fun...

They cost £25 per person and include mulled cider & mince pies on arrival, followed by a tasting of 10 award-winning ciders and a buffet of Proper Pork Pies, West Country Cheese, Hobbs House Bread, Cider Pickled Onions and our famous Cider Toasties.

Our private tastings are perfect for groups of 12 - 18 people. Or on Friday nights we hold public tastings for smaller groups, where you can book as many spaces as you like. Bookings are available Tuesday - Saturday from 28th November - 22nd December.

Tastings start at 7.30pm and last for 2 hours, finishing at 9.30pm, at which point you can carry on the party at one of our neighbours at Wapping Wharf or head into town to dance the night away!

To check availability email us or give us a call in the shop. To hold the date, we just need a £50 deposit and then you pay the balance a week before the event when you confirm final numbers. Ho ho ho!

Cider Tasting Competition

Posted On 19th Oct 2017   Posted By Sebastian

To celebrate the launch of our new Cider Tasting Kits we're holding a cider tasting competition! The rules are simple: Pop in to our Wapping Wharf shop any time between 11-7 this Apple day Saturday 21st October and match ten ciders to the tasting notes in our Cider Tasting Kit. Whoever comes closest will win a kit and be crowned the best in the west! Entries are £1 or free with every share/retweet. Let the games begin! 

Cider Cycle Trail!

Posted On 9th Sep 2017   Posted By Pete

Saturday 23rd September 5pm - 7.30pm.

Cycling and cider - what's not to like?! Join us for a special Bristol Cycle Festival ride around the harbourside on the Cider Cycle Trail!

Meet at the shop at 5pm for a brief introduction to the world of cider and taste some 'proper' scrumpy. We will then cycle around 4 of the best cider pubs in Bristol and stop into each for a taste of their finest cider.

The route is 3 miles and flat so is open to cyclists of all abilities. Most of the route is on the pedestrian/ bike path around the harbourside but there are 2 sections on the road everbody needs helmets and lights to take part. You will also need a lock to secure your bike outside each pub.