Love British Cider Competition

How to nominate and vote

Love British cider? Following a successful first year which saw Kent cider, Dudda’s Ton and Herefordshire’s Colcombe House scoop first prizes in their categories, The National Fruit Show is bringing its Love British Cider competition back for 2019.

We’re looking for Britain’s best Ciders and we need your nominations to find our favourite fruit based drinks.

Voted for entirely by the British cider- drinking public, this is your chance to champion your favourite. In return for sending us your thoughts, you can win a case of your favourite cider should your nominated drink win.

Please note you must be 18 years or over to enter, votes will be verified by email after the closing date and the winner will be asked for proof of age.

How do I vote?

By following the National Fruit Show on our social media channels (Facebook / Twitter @nationalfruitshow)) you can nominate a cider in one – or all of the following categories:

  • Traditional Cider
  • Pear cider
  • Mixed blend (apple or pear plus any other ingredient)

You can vote for three different ciders (one for each class) or if you have one firm favourite you can just use one vote.

The National Fruit Show’s cider competition is kindly sponsored by crop nutrition company Engage Agro-Europe (EAE) who are experts in apple tree nutrition.

With the same passion for taste that marks out cider lovers, Engage Agro Europe focus on nurturing cider apple trees to optimise their full potential. This means the trees and the harvested apples provide cider drinkers with the liquid gold they’re looking for.

The winning cider producer in each of our three classes will receive £100 and a trophy (to be held for one year), plus a prestigious winners logo to use on their website, label or packaging. When we have collated all the nominations, the top three in each class will go through to our panel of enthusiastic cider drinkers and experts for independent tasting and judging.

The top cider in each class will be announced at this year’s National Fruit Show (23rd/ 24th October) and the winners will be invited to collect their trophy and prize money at the prize giving on Thursday 24th.

Competition Closes on 13th September.

*Each vote will go into a Prize Draw and one lucky winner will win £30 of their favourite cider. The winner will be notified by email on the 24th October.


Vote for your favourite cider, perry or fruit blend

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