Bristol Cider Shop named Independent Cider Retailer of the Year

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L-R: 'Jolly' Olly Smith, Peter Snowman of the Bristol Cider Shop, and Rosie Davenport, editor of Off Licence News.

L-R: ‘Jolly’ Olly Smith, Peter Snowman of the Bristol Cider Shop, and Rosie Davenport, editor of Off Licence News.

 

The team at Bristol Cider Shop is celebrating this week after being named the top cider shop in the country. The shop won the Independent Cider Retailer of the Year Award at the Drinks Retailing Awards on Tuesday.

The awards are the drinks industry’s most prestigious accolades and involve a rigorous judging process. The shop has been shortlisted for the award for the last three years and it was third time lucky when they beat two previous winners to the top spot this week.

Owner Pete Snowman attended the glittering awards ceremony, which was held at London’s Dorchester Hotel, and received the award from wine expert ‘Jolly’ Olly Smith. Pete said “It was a great night. The Dorchester is amazing and being a drinks industry event, there was no shortage of free drinks!”

The shop, which was one of the first dedicated cider shops in the country when it opened in December 2010, has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. It stocks over 100 varieties of quality local cider and perry and has recently added a tasting room.

 

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