I’m James Finch, also known as The Cider Critic (on social media).

I’ve been on a personal mission since 2011 to travel, explore and taste the breadth of what cider and perry has to offer. I’ve visited many parts of the UK, as well as abroad, from large industrial scale production to small on the farm “ring the bell for cider” set ups. The passion and tradition I’ve witnessed has been both exciting and humbling. The resilience but also the appetite for change and innovation has been inspiring.

This website is a space for me to share my reviews, recommendations and experiences of the fantastic world of cider and perry. Whether you’re new to it or a veteran, I hope there is something on here for all to enjoy.