Old Poets' Corner is nation's top cider pub

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has named the Old Poets' Corner in Ashover, Derbshire as its Cider Pub of the Year.In only the second year of the...

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has named the Old Poets' Corner in Ashover, Derbshire as its Cider Pub of the Year.

In only the second year of the competition, judges said they were delighted to award the honour to a pub outside of traditional cider making counties such as Somerset or Herefordshire.

The Cider and Perry Pub of the Year judging panel said: "We were very pleasantly surprised to find this little gem of a stone-built pub in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District selling such a wonderful and interesting selection of traditional ciders and perries all in excellent condition."

Licensee Kim Beresford said "We are totally thrilled to have been awarded this huge accolade after only two years at the Old Poets' Corner."

CAMRA asked its 83,000 members and the public to nominate their favourite pubs in Britain featuring real cider and perry. The other shortlisted pubs were: the Penrhyn Arms, Penrynside, Conwy; the Banham Barrel, Banham, Norfolk; and the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset.

The Old Poet's Corner is supplied its cider by Merrylegs - a cider supplier based in the North of England.

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