Pub chains

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Pubcos and breweries often impose a cider tie on their pubs. Usually this is the industrial cider Strongbow only, but you will sometimes find a more enlightened pub owner that provides its tenants/managers with better ciders.

Pub companies known to supply real cider

If you've visited one of the above companies' pubs and can verify that it serves real cider, please add it to the Cider Pub Guide.

Pub companies which may supply real cider

These are pub companies where real cider has been sighted in at least one pub. If you visit another of their pubs, do report back here.

  • Vale Brewery, information required.
  • Mitchells of Lancaster, Former brewer based in Lancaster, now selling a range of independant brewers products. At least three of their pubs sell a draught Westons Cider, it can only be a matter of time before more do.

Pub companies which don't supply real cider

Too many to mention, but Greene King (aka 'Greede Kerching') deserves special criticism for their aggressive promotion of real ale (often through buying up regional breweries) but complete lack of interest in real cider.