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02nd September, 2021

 A medium dry cider produced by Dowding’s of Shepton Montague, near Wincanton in Somerset has won the coveted accolade of being “The People’s Choice” at the Orchards and Cider exhibition at the Bath and West Country Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Almost a thousand festival-goers cast their votes for their favourite cider, after being offered a choice of six of the best ciders at the exhibition.

The winning cider was made by Oliver Dowding, who was understandably delighted at the outcome:

“I’m absolutely over the moon, and actually quite emotional. We are acutely aware of how tough the competition is so are very humbled to have won this award.

“We would like to thank the Bath & West Show for showcasing these ciders and giving the opportunity for smaller producers such as ourselves valued support”

“We are thrilled to win this award because it was voted for by the public. They are the people that we’re making Dowding’s cider for.”

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