The seasoned real ale drinkers of Sheffield & District CAMRA were drinking pints of a fruitier variety on Wednesday 26 July, as several of us paid a visit to the Harlequin on Nursery Street for the Cider Pub of the Year presentation. It was the fourth time the pub has taken the award, adding to their collection of certificates from 2011, 2013 and 2016.
It was easy to see why the Harlequin is so popular with cider drinkers, with 27 real and craft ciders and perries available on the evening. The blackboard with a description of each of the ciders, tasting notes and very handy sweetness scale allows drinkers who may not be as familiar with cider to make a more informed choice and encourages people to be a bit more adventurous, which can only be a good thing.
Congratulations once again to Liz and all the team at the Harlequin!