Our ciders are made from a mixture of bittersweet, bittersharp and sharp apples which are grown in standard and half standard orchards in Worcestershire. We take a pride in knowing the orchard location and the varieties of apples used in every barrel we make, which in turn means we able to understand and influence the flavours and qualities of our finished ciders.
We use orchards that contain some of the older varieties of cider apples which make some really distinctive ciders. Early in the season we press Foxwhelp with Bulmers Norman, Redstreak and Major with Browns Apple and Harry Masters Jersey with Browns Apple. Later on other varieties ripen such as Lavignee, Brown Snout, White Norman and Kington Black. The Kingston Black is fermented on its own and bottle conditioned later as a single varietal cider. By mid November we are picking and pressing Dabinet, Yarlington Mill, Ashton Brown Jersey and finally Vilberie.
After fermentation on wild yeasts, the barrels are racked and by late Spring certain blends and single varietal ciders are selected for bottling and competitions such as Putley's Big Apple contest and The Three Counties Competition.
In addition to our range of ciders we also produce bottled and draught perry. All of the perry pears
we use are handpicked by the team from standard orchards in Worcestershire. When the perry is ready we
bottle much of it as Single variety Blakeney Red Perry (Still and Meduim Sweet), Bottle Conditioned Worcestershire Perry
(naturally sparkling dry perry) or Sweet Worcestershire Perry (still). The remainder is sold as as draught to our
Worcestershire perry pears are difficult to acquire and track down and we are always on the lookout for new sources so please contact us if you know of any needing a home !
Our draught ciders and perries can be purchased directly from us in 5 gallon poly casks (40 pints), 20 or 10
litre bag-in-boxes (35 pints and 17.5 pints respectively).
Bottled cider and perry is available in cases of 12 x 50cl bottles. At the moment we have Bottle Conditioned Worcestershire Cider & Perry, Sweet Worcestershire Cider and Kingston Black Cider available.
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Our bottled products can be purchased online from www.cyderstore.co.uk
Pubs and Retailers that stock our products
The Plough, Deansway, Worcester - Draught Cider & Perry
The Firefly, Lowesmore, Worcester - Draught Cider
The Cricketers, Angel Street, Worcester - Draught Cider
Gwilliams Farmshop, Claines, Worcester - Bottled Cider & Perry
The Fold at Bransford - Bottled Cider & Perry
The Little Ginger Pig Cafe and Bistro, Copenhagen Street, Worcester- Bottled Cider & Perry
The Wellington, Bennets Hill, Birmingham - Draught Cider and Draught Perry
Tipplers Off Licence, Load St, Bewdley - Bottled Cider & Perry
Worcester Wines, Bromwich Road, Worcester - Bottled Cider