The Pen & Wig, Stow Hill, Newport, has secured the last of the 2010 Vintage of St Cecilia Cyder, made by local cidermaker Phil Palmer of Bassaleg.
The St Cecilia apple is a rare Welsh eating apple propagated in the early 1900s by John Basham & Sons, fruit growers of Bassaleg, a surburb of Newport. It has been blended with a small amount of bittersweets to give it some body. Cecilia was the name of Bashams' wife and is the patron St of music. Legend has it that the apple is best picked on St Cecilias day - Nov 22.
The next time this rare cider will be available will be in May 2012.