Real cider is a long-established traditional drink which is produced naturally from apples and is neither carbonated or pasteurised. Real cider is in a similar situation to that which faced real ale some 30 years ago with the number of outlets diminishing even in the West Country. Perry (which is made from pears) is in a similar situation and is rarely available away from the farm gate. Many of the well-known ciders sold in the UK are not produced naturally from apples, but are cold, fizzy keg products which have been produced artificially.
As a result of the difficulties facing real cider, CAMRA has a dedicated cider and perry committee which is tasked with informing consumers about the choice of real cider and perry available and encouraging producers to continue production.
To Sam, Calum, Jim and staff at the Pitcairngreen Inn.
Here we can see Sam being presented with their certificate from Andy Faulds (Vice Chair) with other branch members and regulars.
Built as a coaching inn well over two hundred years ago, the Pitcairngreen Inn is set in the picturesque village of Pitcairngreen on the outskirts of Perth where you can regularly find 5 Cider / Perry’s ranging from sweet to medium and between 4% ABV to a powerful but enjoyable 7.5% ABV. As well as selling Cider, they also have 4 hand pulls for Real Ale with Strathbrann Brewery a regular.
So why not give them a try, next time you are in the area - if you catch the No 14 or 15 from Perth city centre you will be transported right to the door