Our local cider maker ‘Hallets Real Cider’ wins Great British Food Award!

Caerphilly Tourism Association member and local cider producer, Hallets Real Cider, has beaten cider makers and beer brewers from across the UK to win the 2020 Great British Food Award for its ‘Deviation’ cider.

The limited-edition Deviation cider is one of several made by a small family run business on a farm in Hafodyrynys. It was crowned a winner for its unusual taste thanks to the Charmat method (champagne style) used to create it.

Beer and Cider category judge, Natalia Ribbe, said: “This cider reminded me so much of an unfiltered cattarato wine from Sicily. It’s a wine drinker’s cider, something that goes great with food or simply to sip in the sun – lots of natural wine vibes. Dry on the nose with wafts of stone fruit. It boasts a hint of barley and elderflower on the pallet and slightly yeasty. LOVE the simple and elegant branding as well. A very happy ‘deviation’ from wine.”

The Great British Food Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the country’s finest artisanal produce, as well as the hard-working people behind the scenes.
Annie from Hallets said: “We’re proud of the quality of our cider and so it’s fantastic to get such recognition and be highlighted as the best beer or cider in the UK…”
Cider lovers can buy cider gift boxes, bottle cases or bag in boxes from Hallets Real Cider or by visiting Blaengawney Farm, NP11 5AY.