Cider POTY 2019 – Catherine Wheel

Warwick Heskins and Rod Holmes

After previously winning the award in 2015, 2017 & 2018, the Catherine Wheel, Newbury was awarded West Berkshire CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2019.
Cider expert Rod Holmes presented the certificate to landlord Warwick Heskins on 11 November and congratulated him on stocking a wide range of cider and perry from cidermakers like Pang Valley, Tutts Clump and Crazy Dave.
Warwick mentioned that all local produced ciders are available with draught ciders kept cool in the cellar. The Catherine Wheel is the exclusive stockist for Green Shed’s Wheel Cider and Newbury’s Polecat cider. A blackboard above the central fireplace lists over 20 draught ciders.
Warwick advised that sales of bottled ciders have increased since the tall glass-fronted cider fridge was installed. Customers can assist bar staff by taking their selection from the fridge to the bar.