Cider POTY 2018

On 18 October, at the Catherine Wheel, Newbury, Rod Holmes presented newly-wed landlords, Pauline and Warwick Heskins, with the West Berkshire CAMRA 2017 Cider Pub of the Year award.

Six local cidermakers, some visible in the photo, were on hand to describe their products and techniques. See pages 6/7 for a profile of Greenham Fallout Cider and a cidermakers group photo.

18 boxed ciders and a wide range of bottled and Tutts Clump Cider, are available at the Catherine Wheel.

The evening started with live music, in the courtyard, from Pope, a Hungerford-based indie-rock band. Later, dishes prepared with cider as an ingredient, including Chilli Chicken made with Ciderniks Kickstart Cider, were served up to an appreciative crowd.