Carpenters at Miserden named best cider pub by Stroud CAMRA

THE Carpenters Arms in Miserden has once again been crowned Cider Pub of the Year by the Stroud branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

The stone-built 17th century pub, which is known for serving a wide range of ciders, had previously won the title in 2019 and 2020.

Tony Hill, chairman of Stroud CAMRA said: “The presentation took place at the pub on Saturday at 5pm, on a day of unseasonably pleasant September weather.

“The event was supported by CAMRA members from across the Stroud Valleys, who had all made the trek to this countryside idyll in Miserden—George Hill, Chas Townley, Bob Brooks, Tony Hill, Bob Jeffrey and Bill Hicks.

“Joining us were Dave Appleing, his father and a family friend, who had all travelled from Cheltenham specifically to attend the presentation and enjoy the ciders.

“On the real cider front, the pub’s usual offerings from Westons and Thatchers were supplemented by ciders from Dunkerton’s, Gwynt y Ddraig, Rich’s and Severn Cider.

He added: “This pub has perfectly adapted to the Covid trading environment, with the car park having been gravelled to provide additional outdoor space to supplement the patio to the front, and there was a marquee too in case of rain.”

Presenting the award to landlord Kevin Allin, Mr Hill praised the pub for its real cider offerings.

Originally a carpenter’s shop, the building became a pub around 100 years ago.

The bar has bare stone walls, low beams and a large inglenook open fire.

It features live folk and acoustic concerts on Wednesday evenings.

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