MPs Celebrate World Cider Day 

World Cider Day was celebrated for the first time in Westminster, with MPs given an opportunity to sample the wide range of ciders made by Great British cider makers. 

MPs joined thousands of cider enthusiasts around the world on World Cider Day (8 June) to raise a glass in celebration of cider.   UK cider makers shared a wide range of different types of ciders in celebration of this annual event and we were delighted to be chosen to take part and take our cider to the Palace of Westminster. Ciders were displayed in various bar locations within the Palace of Westminster for the first week of June, recognising how World Cider Day has grown from humble beginnings, to an event that is celebrated in markets globally, from beaches in Australia to bars in the US, with cider makers in South Africa, Japan and across Europe holding special events to celebrate this important date in their calendar. 

MPs were invited to sample traditional ciders that have been at the heart of the industry for decades. Our local MP for Weston super Mare, John Penrose, popped into Strangers’ Bar to pour a pint of his local cider, Thatchers Big Apple, which was chosen to be served on the bar.