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What are Real Cider and Perry?

They are both long established traditional drinks which are produced from either apples (Cider) or pears (Perry) and are neither artificially carbonated nor pasteurised. Real Perry is produced from specially grown pears and can only be produced in low quantities. When the juice from the pears is fermented the drink produced is called Perry not Pear Cider. Whilst Real Cider can be found in a growing number of pubs this is rarely the case for Real Perry. As the products are natural it is possible that the actual alcohol may vary. The basic premise for production remains – simply pick and press the fruit, allow to ferment and enjoy.

CAMRA actively promotes the interests of those people who enjoy Real Cider and Perry.

A growing number of Pubs in our area sell these wonderful products.

There is a growing number of Cider and Perry products now being sold containing ‘flavourings’. Unless they contain only apples or pears they are not accepted by Camra as Real Cider or Perry. Some other products are also not considered to be Real Cider or Perry. To get an up to date definition please consult the Camra National website at

Cider Pub of the Year 2017

There have been 5 valid nominated pubs. These are:

Black Rat (Thackley)
Fanny’s Ale House (Saltaire)
Fighting Cock (Bradford)
Jacobs Beer House (Bradford)Peacock (Bradford)

In deciding on your choice you should also consider the following criteria which are the same as ‘Beer POTY.

Quality of cider/perry
Service & welcome
Clientele mix
Sympathy with CAMRA aims
Good value (not the same as lowest cost).

Members have until the next branch meeting (March 15th) to visit the pubs & consider their choice.  Voting will take place at the March Branch meeting. If you cannot attend please send your vote (one vote per person) which MUST contain – Pub/your name & CAMRA number to: – Brian Mitchell by noon on 15th March.

Nominations for Bradford CAMRA Branch Cider/Perry Pub of the Year

The nominations for Bradford CAMRA Branch Cider/Perry Pub of the Year are now open. Please nominate your favourite pub with reasons. You must also include both your full name and your CAMRA number. Please send by e-mail to either Tony Constable ( or to branch secretary or Chairman. If you do not have an e-mail please contact the secretary or Chairman.

Nominations will close at the branch meeting in February. Members will then have until the March branch meeting to visit nominated pubs and to cast their votes.

A list of known pubs selling real Cider/Perry can be found on this website. Please note that other pubs may also sell real cider/perry and are also eligible. If you know a pub that is not on the attached list please let Tony know. …

Local Pub Selling Real Cider & Perry

BEER HOUSE – 22-24 North Parade, Bradford BD13JL

BLACK RAT – 530 Leeds Road, Thackley BD10 8JH

BLACK SWAN – Frizinghall, Bradford

BREWERY TAP – 51 Albion Road, Idle, Bradford, BD10 9QE

CRESCENT – Brook Street, Ilkley LS29 8DG

CAP AND COLLAR – 4 Queens Road, Saltaire, BD18 4SJ

FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HOUSE – 63 Saltaire Road, Saltaire BD18 3JN

FOX – 42 Briggate, Shipley BD17 7BP

FIGHTING COCK – 21-23 Preston Street, Bradford BD7 1JE

HOP – 199 Bingley Road, Saltaire, BD18 4DH

JACOBS – 14 Kent Street, Bradford BD1 5RL

JUNCTION – 1 Baildon Road, Baildon BD17 6AB

MYRTLE GROVE – 141 Main Street, Bingley BD16 1AJ

NEW BEEHIVE – 171 Westgate, Bradford BD1 3AA

NEW INN – Keighley Road, Denholm, Bradford BD13 4JT

NEW INN – 363 Thornton Road, Thornton, Bradford BD13 3JX

PEACOCK – 25 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3JL

PLATFORM 1 3/4 – Burrage Street, off Chapel Lane, BINGLEY, BD16 1GH

RECORD CAFE – 45-47, North Parade, Bradford BD1 3JH

SIR NORMAN RAE – Victoria House, Shipley Market Place BD18 3QB

SIR TITUS SALT – Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AQ

SPARROW – 32, North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HZ

TURLS GREEN – Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1HY

The above pubs are those within the Bradford CAMRA boundary. Cider is a seasonal product and as such there may be times when Real Cider and Perry may not be available.

Bradford Cider Pub Crawl 2015

Bradford Cider Pub Crawl 2015

Sat Oct 31st

To celebrate Cider Month we have arranged a crawl round some of the pubs in Bradford  selling real cider. As you are aware they also sell real ale.

 Join us for all the crawl or just for one or two – you will be very welcome.

 Suggested Times & Meeting Up Places

 13.30 Meet at the Fighting Cock.
14.45 Sir Titus Salt
16.00 Jacobs
17.00 The Sparrow
18.00 The Record Café

Other pubs you may want to visit en route are :

New Beehive
Delius Lived Next Door
Turls Green

CAMRA National Cider & Perry 2015

The winners of the CAMRA National Cider and Perry 2015 Championships have been announced at the Reading Beer and Cider festival.

GOLD (joint) – White Jersey, Orgasmic Cider Company (Herefordshire)

GOLD (joint) – Janet’s Jungle Juice, West Croft (Somerset)

BRONZE – Medium, Three Cats (Derbyshire)

GOLD – Two Trees Perry, Gwynt y Ddraig (Glamorgan)

SILVER – Snowy Owl, Raglan Cider Mill (Monmouthshire)

BRONZE – Perry, Snails Bank (Herefordshire)

More information on CAMRA’s national cider and perry campaigns can be found at

Many thanks,…

CAMRA National Cider Pub of The Year 2014

Country charm shines through as Castle Inn wins CAMRA’s National Cider

Pub of the Year.


A traditional 16th century thatched roofed pub in a small Dorset

village has walked away with CAMRA’s top Real Cider award after being

named Cider Pub of the Year.


The Castle Inn, West Lulworth, has been crowned the best place in the

UK to enjoy a pint of Real Cider by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.


The pub has been run by the Halliday family for over thirty years –

Alex Halliday is the current landlord and the third generation of his

family to run the pub.…

CAMRA National Cider & Perry 2014

Champion Cider & Perry 2014

CAMRA is delighted to announce that Sheppy’s, Medium, Somerset, and Oliver’s Perry, Herefordshire, won Gold medals at CAMRA’s National Cider and Perry Championships 2014, held at the Reading Beer and Cider Festival.

The full results are:



GOLD – Sheppy’s, Medium (Somerset)

SILVER – Dove Syke, Ribble Valley Gold (Lancashire)

BRONZE – Wilce’s (Herefordshire)



GOLD – Oliver’s (Herefordshire)

SILVER – Kent Cider Company (Kent)

BRONZE – Raglan Cider Mill, Snowy Owl (Monmouthshire)…

National Cider Awards 2013

The results of the 2013 CAMRA’s national cider and perry championships have been announced
following the competition at the Reading Cider and Perry festival.


GOLD – Springfield Wobbly Munk, Monmouthshire
SILVER – C.J.’s Surprise, Gwent
BRONZE – West Milton, Dorset


GOLD – Dunkertons, Herefordshire
SILVER – Gwynt Y Ddraig Two Trees, Glamorgan
BRONZE – Raglan Cider Mill Snowy Owl, Monmouthshire…