The Rugby Case - September 2023
The Rugby Case - September 2023
The Rugby Case - September 2023
The Rugby Case - September 2023

The Rugby Case - September 2023

Regular price £27.00

Get in the mood for the Rugby World Cup, with this unique Rugby themed case. Celebrate, commiserate, or just enjoy slowly during the match. This has been one of the most fun cases we have curated, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did! You will get:

Sandford Orchards 'Rib Tickler' 5% Medium - Devon

Made from scratch from picking the apples to blending the cider, by a Team of 6 Exeter Chiefs players led by England back-rower Sam Simmonds, to raise funds for Restart, a charity of the Rugby Players Association. Barny from Sandford was on hand to advise, but this was the players project, and this is the result. A "rib tickler" is a rugby term for a heavy tackle.

The attention to detail is remarkable - the label is designed to look and feel like a grippy rugby ball too!  Unique.

Just Pressed 'Blindside' 4% Medium - Glos

Not only named after a crucial rugby position, it's made by Jake Polledri, Gloucester Player and Italian International, son of Bristol legend Peter Polledri who played 466 times for Bristol, and knew a good cider when he saw one. Jake has inherited his rugby skill and cider passion, and 'Blindside' is a lightly sparkling medium.

Kicking Goat Dry - 4.8% Somerset

Who is your Kicking GOAT (Greatest of All Time)? Maybe Jonny? Anyway these new guys from Somerset are making some great ciders, perfect for watching the big game with. Moreish in flavour and classic in style; a seriously refreshing attitude with a crisp finish, naturally sweetened and subtly oaky. Full of character, this is a proper, authentically modern dry cider with a kick of premium quality. All apple, no kidding. 

Blindside Cider 'Captain's Run' 5.2% Medium - S Wales

Started by 4 Rugby playing mates from South Wales, the business idea started, well, after a few ciders in the Clubhouse -  determined to link Rugby and Cider as two fine things in life. Donations from each bottle go back into Grass Roots rugby, that had given the guys so much in the past.  Not that the Welsh need any more passion in a World Cup. 'Captain's Run' is their flagship Medium.

Henney's 'England's Pride' 6% Medium - Herefordshire

Ok, this is where we lose customer's outside England, but here goes anyway. Cheer for the England lads while enjoying this classic light Medium sparkling cider from the Herefordshire cider heartlands. Mike started with making 5 gallons in an airing cupboard in 1996, and has now grown a very successful business.

Hogan's 'French Revelation' 4.8% Medium - Warks

The French have been a Revelation on he Rugby Pitch in the last 2 seasons, and on home turf, maybe they will secure the silverware?

Alan Hogan and his team have been making some great experimental ciders, and wanted to make a Breton style keeved cider, combining big tannic flavours yet still retaining sweetness and smoothness, and a different mouthfeel. Really, really good cider for enjoying slowly.


May the Best Team win, and enjoy the Rugby feast of the World Cup. 


Award-Winning Craft Cider
2x UK Cider Retailer Of The Year
10 Years in Retail
100% Fresh Pressed Juice
Vegan & Gluten Free
Made in the UK
Bristol Cider Shop is the original independent cider shop in the UK, founded in 2010, to provide a range of craft ciders to both cider-loving and cider-curious Bristolians. Whilst some of the early history may be a bit hazy, due to a whirlwind of product tastings, having fun and learning about good (and bad) cider, the business moved online in 2011, to spread the word even wider. From the original shop, via the foodie hub of Harbourside, in 2020 we decided to focus online, to make proper cider available across the land. Along the way we were honoured to be awarded UK Independent Cider Retailer of the Year 2015 and 2018.

How quickly will I get my order?

We will ship all orders in 2 working days maximum, often next day.  Deliveries are only made Monday to Friday.

Can I request delivery for a specific day?

Unfortunately we can't guarantee delivery for a specific date, but will try our best to delay it if needed for a future date. Just add a note to checkout.

What happens If I am not in?

Because we are shipping a Licensed product (alcohol), parcels wont normally be left safe. One of 3 things will happen:

1. It will be delivered to a neighbour and signed for - the tracking will show a photo

2. Delivery will be attempted 2 more times to you

3. It will be taken to your local Post Office for you to collect, and a card left through your letterbox.

How much does delivery cost?

Delivery is £5.95 for most of UK for your first case and then £2.95 for additional ones. Rather than hiding the delivery cost in the product price and offering free delivery (there’s no such thing as free delivery!) we’d rather be transparent about the cost of the product and the cost of the delivery.

Are there any places you cannot ship?

We currently only ship within the UK. Delivery to UK islands, Scottish Islands and Scottish Highlands postcodes may cost extra - delivery charges will be displayed at checkout. Unfortunately we cannot now deliver to Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands - apologies. Nor can we ship outside the UK.

I live in Bristol. Can I collect?

Unfortunately our licence doesn’t allow us to have customer collections on site so we can only take orders for delivery, sorry! Watch this space though for Summer 2024.

How can I track my order?

When we ship your order, you should receive an email from us containing a tracking code from our couriers . The quickest way to track your parcel is to follow the tracking link and this will show you the status of your delivery in real time. This will also allow you to change any delivery details if you need to. If you have any further problems, please email us at and we will do our best to help. Sorry we don't have a phone number.

Can I add a Gift Message?

Yes you can, simply add it in at checkout and we will include it on a card. No paperwork is included in the boxes, so no pricing information is given out.


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