Cider of the Week: Iford Cider – Bradford on Avon – Rushwood (5.5% ABV) This week we’re in Wiltshire, in the quaint town of Bradford on Avon, a short distance from Beautiful Bath. I don’t know about you, but when I think about Bath, I don’t think Jane Austen, even though I do love a bit of Pride and Prejudice as much as the next bloke; No! I think Romans and Roman baths! The Romans knew a thing or two about alcohol and how to have…Continue Reading “Drink It In The Bath, A Barn, At The Kitchen Table…Etc”

Cider Mac and Cheese Recipe It’s no secret that mac and cheese is a favourite worldwide, and as part of world pasta day we’re paying tribute to a classic by putting our own spin on it – cider style!  Give this cider mac and cheese a go – you won’t be disappointed!   You’ll need the following for cider mac and cheese 35g butter 50g flour 150ml cider 400ml full-fat milk 150g strong cheddar, grated 2 tbsp double cream (optional) Bacon (optional) 250g macaroni Directions:…Continue Reading “Cider Mac and Cheese”

Halloween is nearly upon us, so make sure you’re prepared to impress your loved ones with spooky cider cocktails that you can easily concoct. Who knew Halloween could get any better! The Corpse Reviver Hit the wall at the party and feeling like a zombie? Woken up feeling like a member of the undead? These refreshing cider cocktails will make sure you remember your spooktacular Halloween night. Makes two cider cocktails 1 bottle of Craft Cider 3 oz of Apple infused bourbon Sparkling water Lemon…Continue Reading “Spooktacular Cider Cocktails”


Cider of the Week: Perry’s Oak, Pears Apple Cider (OPA) 5.5% ABV As the night’s draw in and the temperatures begin to drop, we (the tipplers) generally start looking for a different tipple of choice, a winter warmer! Something a bit richer, that carries a bit more texture and weight. Cider doesn’t necessarily spring to mind as a beverage for the cold months, as we generally tend to associate it with the summer, as it’s typically light and refreshing. However, we have discovered a real treat in…Continue Reading “Winter is Coming … Perry’s OPA Cider to the Rescue”

  Forget fine wine, fine cider is here to take its place. With autumn officially here gone are those summer days. With it, many are looking for next seasonal beverage – and craft cider might just be the answer! With craft cider being the fastest- growing alcohol category, fine cider is increasingly becoming the first choice, which is obviously no surprise to us here are crafty nectar. Cider has had some bad connotations, since the production of cider in plastic litre bottles, you can’t help…Continue Reading “Can Fine Cider Replace Wine?”


  Welcome to Crafty Nectar the No.1 cider box to discover real cider.  Crafty Nectar has been created to connect people with exciting real cider that are made in the traditional way: no concentrates, no artificial flavourings It’s time to move away from bland, flavour free fizz and to something ambitious, delicious and craft-made. That’s why we provide real cider discovery in a box! This box has got some really special ciders, you will have the chance to try products from all over the UK…Continue Reading “Real Cider Tasting Notes | September Box”


This box has got some really special ciders, you will have the chance to try products from Cornwall,  Somerset and Herefordshire and every bottle has got a unique tasting story that you will love. For more information on the ciders that are in your box, have a read through the tasting notes on the next page. To be in with a chance to win a FREE box, don’t forget to share pics of your favourite ciders via Instagram & Twitter adding #Snapmycider   This Month’s…Continue Reading “August | Cider Box Tasting Notes”


Any student or rugby bloke will be familiar with the ‘Snakebite cider’ or its Northern counterpart the ‘Diesel’. Add beer, cider and you have got a classic Snakebite, perfect rocket fuel for a night on the tiles. Add blackcurrant cordial to the mix and you’ve got a refreshing Snakebite and Black that is the ideal partner in crime for drinking in the sun. Cider expert Gabe has taken the standard snakebite to the next level by using a craft beer and premium cider, mixed together…Continue Reading “How to Make a Posh Snakebite Cider”

5 Top Bloke Subscriptions This Father’s Day Father’s day is sneaking up on us, and if you haven’t thought about what to give Dad yet, not to worry because it’s not too late! Rather than buy him a gift he may only use once, get him the gift that keeps on giving. Try one of these subscription box gifts, he’s sure to prefer it to the bog standard best dad mug you get him every year!   Crafty Nectar A cider subscription is a great…Continue Reading “5 Top Bloke Subscriptions This Father’s Day”

Cider Cocktails What better way to enjoy the sunshine then with a good cocktail – and there’s no better cocktail than one with cider in! We’ve put together our top 5 cider cocktails that you have to try and can easily make right now! Who knew cider could be used in so many ways, impress your friends with these easy cocktail treats. Who knew mixing cider and honey jack daniels could work so well! We’ve chosen Little Pomona  for this exciting cocktail that is sure…Continue Reading “MUST try cider Cocktails you can make right NOW!”