The World Record for cider tasting has been brought home to the West Country!
289 people gathered and beat the World Record for Cider Tasting at The Stable in Exeter on Saturday the 18th of August 2018, smashing the previous record of 255 people set in Manchester. We are exceedingly proud to bring the accolade home to the West Country.
Serving samples of the shortlisted entries for the Cider of the Year competition, we were in our element with happy crowds filling all three floors of the restaurant, united in making history and tasting some world class cider. Together with our community, we are leading the way in bringing craft cider to the masses and this event serves as a prime example of the nation’s escalating interest in the craft brew.
Cheerful customers were supplied with ‘Ciderhead’ t-shirts, commemorative glasses and nibbles, whist the samples were served by Stablehands throughout the afternoon and officials tallied the numbers. With £2 of every £10 ticket sold donated to MIND, the mental health charity, the event was a fantastic fundraising success too.
Dan Heath from The Cider Box said, “We’re totally thrilled. The world record is back where it belongs – at home in Cider Country. It was a dream of ours and we’re grateful to everyone who joined in and helped make it a delicious, cidery reality. Plus, we raised money for a very worthy charity and had a laugh doing it. Saturday was a winning day!”.
Live music followed the event and a thorough celebration was enjoyed by all, not least the new record holders. Cheers to that!