Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Criterion Freehouse - Leics Pub of the Year 2008

Congratulations to Russell and the team at the Criterion Freehouse in Leicester, which has just been voted Leicester CAMRA's Pub of the Year for the second year running.

We like the Criterion, and not just because it's the best selling outlet for our own Rockingham Forest Cider. The Criterion has an enviable reputation for the wide range of quality draught and bottled beers it offers, and Russell has always had a firm commitment to traditional ciders and perrys. The cider range varies throughout the year, with Westons being the most commonly available, but this is often supplemented by a cider or perry from one of the smaller craft cider producers. The Criterion also plays host to an excellent Cider & Cheese Festival in the summer. The picture above shows Karen and myself enjoying a drink and a natter at the 2005 festival with Birmingham CAMRA member Tania McMillan, and Lincolnshire cider legend 'Snoozy' Freeth.

The Criterion is currently the exclusive Leicester outlet for our own Rockingham Forest Cider, and probably Leicester's premier cider and perry pub. We look forward to supplying our cider to the Criterion very soon, and are keen for the opportunity to congratulate Russell on his success in person.

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