Staffordshire business handed cider award by CAMRA

By Thomas Parkes | Staffordshire | Dining out | Published:

An award has been handed to a Staffordshire-based business for producing the best cider at a festival.

Charlotte Coxon and Nick Rowbotham with the award.

Nick Rowbotham, from Hurst View Cider, received a certificate from Wolverhampton's Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch for his Jibber Jabber drink – which proved a hit during the city's Summer Festival of Beer.

The three-day event saw hundreds of people try out more than 70 beers, cider and gin from around the world last July.

Visitors were asked to have their say on the best cider, with the Wheaton Aston business' brew coming out on top.

John Nightingale, secretary of the city's CAMRA branch, said: "All the participants were able to cast their votes for it so the total attendance over the three days decided this was the best cider.

"We're very pleased it's a local producer as well for a change – normally it goes to Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Wales.

"And it's great news that Nick has managed to achieve it."

Mr Nightingale said the cider was delicious – but added it was easy to drink too much.

"I love a Jibber Jabber," he said.


"It tastes like a very good dry cider and it's very dangerous – it's very easy to drink it all."

The award was handed out at the Keg & Comfort Micropub on Stafford Road in the city, which had been named Cider Pub of the Year for 2019.

Hurst View Cider has produced the popular drink variety since 2011 by using locally-sourced apples.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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