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Once again the Festival will be offering a wide selection of real ciders and perries, probably around 200 different ciders/perries all sourced from the smaller cider makers across the UK. We do not offer any ciders or perries from the national producers. As always the offering will include a bar featuring local East Midlands Ciders and Perries.

The East Midlands cider championship will again be hosted at our festival, see details of last year's competition below.

A list of available ciders and perries will appear here a few weeks before the festival once the ordering process has been finalised.

East Midlands CAMRA Cider Championship Competition 2016

Gold Rosette awareded to Green Horse Perry

Gold Certificate for Cider

Presentation of Gold Cider Award Certificate

Presentation of Gold certificate for the winning perry from Mark Shirley of Rockingham Forest Cider, in the CAMRA East Midlands Regional Cider & Perry Championships. Well deserved for an excellent "Green Horse" single variety perry - Image courtesy of Ray Blockley

Each year, the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival hosts the regional round of the national search to find the best cider and perry makers in the UK. The winner of our cider and perry competition goes forward to the National CAMRA Cider & Perry Competition held in Reading in May of the following year.   

The competition to find our Champion cider and perry takes place early on the Wednesday evening so do look out for the Gold, Silver and Bronze rosettes on the East Midlands Cider Bar which will identify the winners in each category.

Please support our Local and Regional cider makers.

Note that only Heritage Real Cider and Perry are allowed to enter the CAMRA competitions. 

Cider Stall 2016

Image courtesy of the Lincoln Green Brewing Company


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Cider Stall

Cider Stall at the Beer Festival

Images provided courtesy of Ray Blockley at the 2016 Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival

Entertainment Marguee Cider Bar

Upper Marquee Cider Bar

Plenty of choice from one the Cider stalls at the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival


Nottingham CAMRA is proud to support and promote true Heritage Cider and Perry.

Heritage Cider & Perry recognises and respects the true tradition - dating back millennium - of only using apples and pears to make truly real cider and perry. We will not be stocking any “flavoured ciders”.

All of the producers will be featured and on sale from the start of the festival, but due to space restrictions, we may not be able to get every single cider and perry in the bar. Please bear with us.

The producers are organised alphabetically. There is a dedicated East Midlands Cider Bar in the Main Marquee (top tent) and a dedicated Welsh Cider Bar in the Entertainment Marquee (lower tent).

To help identify the ciders and perries on the bar, the ABV posters will feature a red apple icon for cider and a green pear icon for perry. ABVs will be clearly printed on the ABV posters on the bars.

Please respect the ABV of these drinks and act responsibly in your choice.

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The Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival 2017 Cider List is available here in Word, Excel and .pdf formats

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