South Devon

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Cider & Perry

Real Cider and Perry is #NotFromConcentrate

CAMRA has produced a revised definition of real cider and perry to reflect the current practices and processes of cider and perry makers across the UK.

The Definition
CAMRA defines real Cider or Perry as being fermented from the whole juice of fresh pressed apples or pears, without the use of concentrated or chaptalised juices.

The word ‘chaptalised’ as used in the definition refers to a process where the alcohol level in a cider or perry is increased by the addition of sugar to an unnatural level for storage, before it is diluted with water to the desired alcohol content for sale.

So is it real?
In order to be real, cider and perry should never be concentrated then diluted – either in terms of the juice used, or the alcohol content.

Below is an interactive map showing all the known real cider producers in our branch area. Click the relevant symbol for more details about each producer.

If we have missed anyone, please let us know by e-mail

More information about cider and perry can be found here where you can browse the most comprehensive list of real cider and perry producers in the UK
Producers, online suppliers and wholesale distributors of real cider and perry are listed.