My favourite cider is made by Thatchers.  I also really like Brothers pear cider as it tastes like lemonade and gets you pleasantly floaty after a bottle.

In the fourteenth century children were baptised using cider as it was cleaner than the water available.

The UK has the highest per capital consumption of cider in the world, as well as the largest cider-producing companies.

In the old days, if a rat fell into the cider making barrel, it was left in for a bit of extra flavour.

Cloudy ciders are often called scrumpy here in the West Country, which comes from the local dialect for a withered apple.

The Wurzels made cider famous with their song Drink Up Thy Zider in 1966, and then later song I Am A Cider Drinker.

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