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Entries for 2019 are now closed!

Exhibitors will receive details of how to send their entries to the Championships for judging, which can be delivered to:

  • Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd
  • The Bath & West Showground

Judging will commence early in the morning on Wednesday 29 May by a panel of expert judges and cider industry professionals. The Cider, Perry & Apple Juice Competition Trophies will be presented on Thursday 30 May. Results will then be sent by email to all exhibitors, the media and industry contacts as soon as possible. Full results will also be available to download from this website. Cheques for prizes (where awarded) will be sent by post to the winner by the end of July.

Orchard Award

As part of the British Cider Championships we have the Orchard Awards, which are now open for entries. Kindly sponsored by Thatchers Cider, the Orchard Awards is open to those living within the Royal Bath & West Show catchment area of:

  • Bristol
  • Somerset
  • Dorset
  • Devon
  • Cornwall
  • Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire
  • Cornwall

To enter, you can download the below entry form. Entries close on 10th April 2019.

Bath & West International Cider Competition

The International Cider Competition is a celebration of the best ciders and perries from all over the world. The global cider category is currently experiencing faster growth and greater excitement than at any time previously. Around the world, cider and perry is made using different methods, and different varietals, depending on the country, and its culture and heritage. This competition seeks to celebrate this range of styles and diversity and showcase some of the finest drinks on the planet. The categories for this year’s competition have been expanded to incorporate a greater level of detail and rigour, so that ciders and perries can be compared against each other ‘like for like’. This ensures that judging is fair and accurate. Guidelines for judging have been established and 4 judges with great experience of the global cider category and a strong knowledge of varying styles from different nations have been selected. Entries for the Bath & West International Cider Competition are now open! Judging for next years competition will take place on Wednesday 29 May by a panel of expert judges with great experience of the global cider category. For further information, please download the below documents.