Festival Information

We are sorry to announce that this year’s festival has had to be cancelled due to delays with refurbishment works at the venue.

We apologise for any inconvenience. The competition will be moved to an alternative festival. Please check back later in the year for further information.

Now in its sixth year, the Greater Manchester CAMRA Cider and Perry Festival will be taking place once again at the end of June in central Manchester. Providing a unique opportunity to sample a wide range of traditional cider and perry without any possible distractions from beer. The GMCPF is one of the few CAMRA festivals which focuses exclusively on cider and perry, a rare event outside of the main cider producing regions in the South. There will be a choice of over 40 ciders and perries available at the festival, sourced from a variety of small and medium sized producers from around the country.

Greater Manchester Cider & Perry FestivalOpen from Noon – 10:30pm daily
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June 2016
Copper Face Jacks @ The Palace Hotel

Corner of Oxford Street & Whitworth Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
Entrance opposite The Palace Theatre & Cornerhouse Arts Centre
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Admission £3 – Pay On The Door (£2 to CAMRA & EBCU members)

Over 40 Traditional Ciders & Perries (plus soft drinks and snacks available all day)

Also featuring: CAMRA North U.K. Cider and Perry Competition

2015 Competition Results

La Cantina (West Yorkshire) win the Gold awards in both Cider and Perry categories of the competition. In the rest of the Cider category, Ampleforth Abbey (North Yorkshire) gets a second Silver award in a row, and two producers from the Greater Manchester area – Madhatters and Red Bank Cider – received a joint Bronze award.

Waulkmill (Dumfries and Galloway) – last years Perry category Gold award winners – received a Silver award this year, behind the double Gold award winners La Cantina, with Solway Cider (Cumbria) receiving the Bronze award in this category.

For more details about the competition, click on the link above.

Greater Manchester CAMRA Regional Cider Pub Of The Year 2015

Bank Top Brewery Tap

Presentation to the Bank Top Brewery Tap – Greater Manchester Campaign For Real Ale Regional Cider Pub of the Year 2015 – (Photo credit:John Ballard)

The outcome of the judging for the overall Greater Manchester CAMRA Regional Cider Pub of the Year was announced at the 2015 festival on Friday afternoon.

The award was presented on the day by Mike Gilroy, the CAMRA Greater Manchester Regional Cider Coordinator, to the Bank Top Brewery Tap.

CAMRA Greater ManchesterThis festival is organised by the Greater Manchester branches of the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA).

The festival is staffed entirely by volunteers from local CAMRA branches, find out how you can help.

For more information on Greater Manchester CAMRA or to find your local branch visit www.camragreatermanchester.org.uk