Members of the Herefordshire & The Wye Valley Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch have voted The Kings Fee as their ‘cider pub of the year’.
The pub in Hereford was the branch members’ top choice for real cider in 2011, in one of the drink’s home counties.
For 350 years, Herefordshire has been the major player in cider-making in Britain, with many notable Herefordians playing their part in the industry’s development.
Herefordshire ciders and perries continue to set the standards for the industry, with many cider-makers in the county attaining many awards.
Apart from real ale, CAMRA has always taken a keen and active interest in Britain’s other traditional long alcoholic drink: cider – the sort made from pure apple juice and not artificially ‘gassed up’.
The Kings Fee has numerous local ciders available at all times, with two hand-pumps for draught cider and bottled varieties, as well as bag-in-box ciders.
Pub manager Robbie Bates, pictured with Pat Pope from Herefordshire CAMRA, said: “We are delighted to have received this award from our local CAMRA members.
“Wetherspoon is usually known for real ale, but, here in Hereford, cider is understandably a popular drink.
“We are always keen to give our customers a great choice and, at the same time, support the local cider-producers.”