PubAid's Charity Pub of the Year competition, sponsored by Matthew Clark, celebrates the £100m that pubs raise for charity every year.
For years having a hot alcoholic drink in a pub has come to mean a mulled wine or, more recently, cider. This year, however, hot cocktails are predicted to come up to the boil.
Lack of choice and boring options are key frustrations when eating out, they say.
The Gaggle of Geese in Buckland Newton, Dorset used fruit from its own orchards as well as that of trees in the village to make a cider and an apple juice.
In July the three companies announced a deal that gave publicans 50 per cent off their Sky Sports Subscription if they stocked brands from both drinks companies.