Cider Not Recognise as Being Real by CAMRA

Below is a list of the most common ciders that CAMRA does not recognise as being real.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

The most common reasons a cider or perry is not considered to be real are that it is carbonated, pasteurised, micro-filtered, or concentrate juice has been used.

The most common ciders confused for being real are:

  • Addlestones
  • Bulmers Traditional
  • Kingstone Press (by Aston Manor)
  • Rattler
  • Sheppy's Oakwood
  • Stowford Press (Westons)
  • Taunton Traditional
  • Thatchers Gold
  • Thatchers - in bottles & cans
  • Thistly Cross (except Jaggy Thistle, which is real)
  • Westons Ice
  • Westons - in bottles & cans
  • 'any cider that has been carbonated'
  • 'any cider with added flavourings EXCEPT pure fruits, vegetables, honey, hops, herbs and spices'
  • 'any cider with any concentrates, cordials or essences added'


However, there are many others, for example:

  • Amber Harvest (Aston Manor)
  • Ashton Press
  • Aspall (except Temple Moon, Cyderkyn and Waddlegoose Lane, which are real)
  • Bounders (Bath Cider)
  • Briska
  • Brothers
  • Bulmers
  • Chaplin and Cork
  • Chardolini Perry (Aston Manor)
  • Copper Press (St Austell)
  • Crofter's (Aston Manor)
  • Crumpton (Aston Manor)
  • Diamond White
  • Druids Celtic Cider (Aston Manor)
  • Dry Blackthorn
  • Duchy Originals (Aston Manor)
  • Friels
  • Frome Valley
  • Frosty Jack's
  • Gaymer's
  • Golden Valley (Aston Manor)
  • Harry Sparrow (Aspall)
  • Hereford Orchard (Aston Manor)
  • Jacques
  • K Cider
  • Knights (Aston Manor)
  • Kopparberg
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Magners
  • Malvern Gold (Aston Manor)
  • Merrydown
  • Natch
  • Oakleys
  • Old Moors (Devon Cider Co.)
  • Old Mout
  • Pomagne
  • Red C
  • Rekorderlig
  • Robinsons
  • SKU
  • Samuel Smith's
  • Scrumpy Dog
  • Scrumpy Jack
  • Sharp's Orchard Cornish
  • Somersby (Carlsberg)
  • St Helier
  • Stella Cidre
  • Strongbow
  • Strongbow Sirrus
  • Symonds
  • Taunton
  • Three Hammers (Aston Manor)
  • Tomos Watkin
  • WKD Core
  • White Lightning
  • White Star
  • Woodpecker