All posts tagged: cider producers

We’ve been very excited about this years harvest of cider apples and perry pears across the UK.

We’ve been lucky with such a dry start to the autumn. It’s our favourite time of year and it has generally been a beautiful, dry autumn, with warm days to keep the fruit pickers happy this year!

From the cider makers I have spoken to, generally the crop yield is down, with sugar levels up due to dry weather end of summer we had in cider land.

You can all get a glimpse of the cidermaker’s year by following our friends on twitter.

Apple picker at Orchard pig

If you know of any others just let us know by leaving your comments below!

The cider industry has been trying its hardest to help the economy recover in the last few years and, as one of the few industries that have achieved growth through the recent recession, is a true British success story.

Cider drinkers were left with a bitter taste in the mouth today after the Chancellor singled them out for a 10% tax rise.

This duty increase announced today will undo much of this good work and the impact of such a significant price increase to the consumer will probably also be counterproductive in raising revenue for HMRC as well.

We already have some of the highest rates of excise duty in the world and these increases are the latest in a long series of hikes that are very damaging and are costing tens of thousands of UK jobs

What makes this so serious is that cider makers have invested millions to plant thousands of acres of new orchards in the last decade.

Orchards take years to yield a return and the loss to the rural economy and the environment will be enormous if sales decline sufficiently and the demand for English apples falls. It is the major brands that use the vast majority of the UK fruit the industry buys every year.

Henry Chevallier, chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) said: “We knew we were being singled out – the Pre Budget Report told us that. We are at saturation point on the duty on alcohol – even for a success story like cider. This dramatic increase could well reverse the growth we have generated in recent years”.

“Depending on how retailers deal with the duty this will add significantly to what consumers pay for a pint of cider. We have no control over the retail price of cider, but it could mean up to 10p a pint”.

More reaction on the increase in cider duty, this time from the industry itself. David Sheppy, of Sheppy’s Cider, a family-owned Somerset firm, says: “We are not pleased, a 10% increase is quite devastating news. A lot of money has been put into investment in the cider industry, and we don’t now want to see that investment wasted.” Mr Sheppy adds: “We are more concerned about any potential further changes in the duty bands of cider according to their strength. That is a big concern for us, that we could be hit again, but at the moment we don’t know exactly what Mr Darling’s plans are in this area.”

“Cider is much more expensive to produce than other types of drinks and it helps support the economy in many rural areas. We are a smallish company that pays a very large amount of tax. We employ 85 people and support many local suppliers here in Somerset. The extra increase in tax levied on cider over and above other categories will make it less competitive and I am sure the big brewers (almost all from overseas) will be glad of that.”

Lib Dem Treasury spokesman, and MP for Taunton, Jeremy Browne is sceptical about the hike in duty on cider, calling it “gratuitous”. “I would be absolutely amazed if it made any significant difference to binge drinking,”

Alistair Darling, Chancellor mentioned that reclassification of stronger cider to pay more tax? Not clear what the threshold is for strong cider, but expected to be > 8%.

News Report from ITN News on YouTube

If you fancy a trip to Taunton, Somerset, here’s a list of producers to visit over a couple of days in which you can celebrate wonderful cider.

This can be done by bicycle, but it would be safer having a designated driver tour you around!

We suggest the following cider producers for a great day out around Taunton.The postcode link takes you to the location using Google Maps:

Here is a list of Cider and Perry makers by county in the UK – England, Wales and Scotland.

Please note that not all are open to the public, so please check the listing, and if necessary call the farm before visiting. You may also want to take your own containers to save plastic, and cash, rather than credit cards.

If you have any new producers or want to be added as a producer yourself, just email us your details.

Want to buy cider online?

Visit the buy cider page on Real Cider.


  • Franklins Cider 10 Chapel Street, Dunton, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8RW 01767 310 424
  • Harrold Calvados, 10 Chapel Street, Dunton, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8RW. 01767 310 424


  • Valley Vineyards, Stanlake Park, Twyford RG10 0BN 0118 9340176
  • Ciderniks, High St, Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire. RG17 9TJ. Online sales only via website
  • Crazy Daves Cider, Oak Tree Farm, Holyport, Berkshire. SL6 2HL. Contact Dave on 07864 914630 (working hours)
  • Pang Valley Cider, Cold Ash, Berkshire.
  • Tutts Clump, Hungerford Lane, Bradfield, West Berkshire. RG7 6JH. 0118 974 4649


  • Bristol Ciderworks, Bristol. Online sales via website
  • Cotswold Cider Co, Bristol area. Online sales via website
  • Riddle Cider, Oak Farm, Oldbury Lane, Thornbury, Bristol. BS35 1RD. 01454 413263

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  • Tardebigge Cider, Tardebigge Cider Company, Tutnall, Worcestershire, B60 1NB.  Tel. 01527 877946

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  • Cheshire Cider, Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Kelsall. Wholesale only
  • Cheshire Cider Project, The Copse, Warrington Rd, Mickle Trafford CH2 4EB. 07917 841304
  • Dunham Cider Press, Sawpit St, Dunham Massey, Altrincham. WA14 5SJ.
  • Madhatters Cider, 84 Didsbury Road Norris Bank. SK4 2JL .
  • Winsors Cider, Hillside Farm, Chapel Lane, Willington, Tarporley, CW6 0PH

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  • Cowmire Hall, A,O,C (ancient orchard cider), Cowmire Hall, Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8JJ
  • Cumbrian Cider Boltongate, Wigton.

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  • Ashover Cider Co, The Wheatcroft, Butts Road, Ashover, Chesterfield. Derbyshire. S45 0AX. 07812187770
  • Kniveton Cider Co, Derbyshire
  • Oldfield Farm, Belper Rd, Stanley Common, Ilkeston. DE7 6FP.
  • Scropton Cider, Chasey Croft, Watery Lane, Scropton, South Derbyshire. DE65 5PL. 01283 814730
  • The Moss Cider Project, Furness Vale, High Peak .
  • Three Cats Cider, Derby.

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  • Ashridge Cider,Barkingdon Farm, Staverton, Totnes, TQ9 6A, 01364 654749
  • Bollhayes Cider, Bollhayes Park, Clayhidon EX15 3PN, 01404 890262
  • Brimblecombe’s Farmhouse Cider, Farrants Farm, Dunsford 01647 252783.
  • The Cider House, Ye Olde Cider Bar, 99 East Street, Newton Abbot 01626 354221
  • Countryman Cider – Felldownhead, Milton Abbot, Tavistock +44(0)1822 870226
  • Crebers Rock Cider, Mammoth Trees, South Brent, TQ10 9JE
  • Gray’s Farm Cider, Halstow, Tedburn St Mary, Exeter EX6 6AN, 01647 61236
  • Hancock’s Devon Cider, Clapworthy Mill, South Moulton EX36 4HU 01769 572678
  • Heron Valley Crannacombe Farm, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge. 01548 550286
  • Lower Grimpstonsleigh Cider East Allington, Kingsbridge. 01548 521258
  • Luscombe Juice & Cider Luscombe Farm, Buckfastleigh, South Devon TQll OLP 01364 643036
  • Lyme Bay Winery, Shute, Axminster, Devon EX13 7PW, Contact Jacqui Barker, 01297 551355
  • Ostler’s Cider Mill, Eastacott Lane, Northleigh Hill, Goodleigh, Barnstaple, 01271 321241
  • Ventons Devon Cyder, Willis Cottage, Clyst St Lawrence, Cullompton, East Devon, EX15 2NL, 07811 963853. @Ventons_Cyder
  • Real Drink Ltd, Yarde Farm, Stoke Gabriel TQ9 6SJ, 01803782461
  • Roger Hunt’s Devon Farm Cider, Higher Yalberton Farm, Paignton TQ4 7PE, 01803 557694
  • West Lake Farm, Chilla, Beaworthy EX21 5XF, 01409 221991
  • Yearlstone Vineyard, Bickleigh EX16 8RL, 0)1884 855700
  • Winkleigh Cider, Western Barn, Hatherleigh Road, Winkleigh EX19 8AP 0183 783560
  • Sampford Courtenay, Solland Farm, Sampford Courtenay, EX20 3QT 01837 851638

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  • Castles Cider Crabbs Bluntshay Farm, Whitchurch, Canonicorum, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6RN 01297 489064
  • Cider by Rosie Winterborne Houghton, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PE, 01258 880543
  • Dorset Nectar Strong Orchard, Pineapple lane, Waytown, Dorset DT6 5HZ
  • Lulworth Skipper (Dorset Cider) Culeaze Lodge, Culeaze, Dorset BH20 7NR Tel 01929 471853
  • Lyme Bay Cider Shute, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7PW 01297 551355
  • Marshwood Vale Cider, Hillside, Stony Knaps, Thorncombe, Dorset, TA20 4NY Tel: 07789 076481
  • Temple Cider, their cidery is not open to visitors – find list of current stockists
  • West Milton Cider 1 Pear Tree Cottages West Milton Bridport Dorset DT6 3SH – 01308 485235
  • Wolfeton Cider, Wolfeton House, nr Dorchester DT2 9QN 01305 263500

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  • Delvin End Cidery, Blooms View, Delvin End, Sible Hedingham, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3LN. Tel: 01787 461229
  • Matching Cider Company, 4 Mill Lane, Moreton CMS 0DN. Tel: 01277 890519
  • Park Fruit Farm, Pork Lane, Great Holland, Frinton-on-Sea C013 0ES. Tel: 01255 674621

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  • Allen, Berkeley, Gloucestershire.
  • Beard and Sabre Cider Company, Unit 2B, Norcote, Workshops, Cirencester, GL7 5RH.
  • Brook Apple Farm Cider & Perry, 24 Rendcomb, Cirencester, GL7 7HF. 01258 831479
  • Days Cottage, Day’s Cottage, Upton Lane, Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire, GL4 0UT.
  • Dunkertons, Dowdeswell Park, London Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL52 6UT. 07877 994071
  • Forgotten Orchard, North Nibley, Gloucestershire.
  • Hartlands Farmhouse Traditional Cider, Hill Farm Ln, Tirley, Gloucester GL19 4HA. 01452 780480
  • Hayles Fruit Farm, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. 01242 603320
  • Jolter Press, Unit 3/6 The Mews, Brook Street, Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0SL. 07803 276209
  • Lukes Cider, Gloucestershire.
  • Minchew’s Real Cider & Perry, Rose Cottage, Aston Cross, Tewkesbury, GL20 8HX. 01684 773427.
  • Moles Cider, Wickwar, Gloucestershire.
  • Old Stag Cider, Gloucestershire.
  • Orchards Cider & Perry Co, Yewgreen Farm, nr Brockweir, Chepstow. 01291 689536
  • Pearson Cider, Northway Lane, Tewksbury. GL20 8JG. Online sales only via website
  • Pointons Cider, Witcombe, Gloucestershire. 07761 476103.
  • Priors Tipple, Gloucestershire GL54 5PH.
  • Severn Cider, The Old Vicarage, Northington Lane, Awre, Newnham, Gloucestershire GL14 1EL. 01594 510282.
  • The Wild Cider, 11 Bradley Street, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. GL12 7AP.

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  • 146 Cider, Southampton, Hampshire.
  • Godshill Cider Co, High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight, Hampshire PO38 3HZ. 01983 840680
  • Gospel Green Cyder Company, Drift Road, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 6BS. 01420 446 448
  • Harrow Wood Farm, New Forest, Hampshire. 01425 672487 
  • Meon Valley Cider Ltd,West Meon, Hampshire. GU32 1JP. 0208 720 9204
  • Mr Whiteheads Cider, Windmill Farm, Colemore, Nr. Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3PY. 01420 511733
  • My’n’ers Cider, Vaggs Lane, Hordle.
  • New Forest, Burley, New Forest.

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  • Amazing Cider, Nr. Ledbury, Herefordshire. 01531 660605
  • Ashgrove Farm Cider, Ashgrove Farm, Marden, Herefordshire. HR1 3EY. 01568 797 867
  • Bartestree Cider, Stalls Cottage, Bartestree, Hereford, HR1 4BY. 07929 734129
  • Butford Organics, Bowley Lane, Bodenham, Herefordshire, HR1 3LG. email
  • Celtic Marches Bishops Frome, Herefordshire.
  • Cleeve orchard, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire.
  • Colcombe House, Hampton, Bishop Hereford.
  • Falcon Orchard Falcons Nest, How Caple. Herefordshire HR1 4TF. 01989 740257
  • Fair Oak Cider, Fair Oak, Bacton, Hereford, HR2 0AT. 01981 241210
  • Gwatkin Cider, Moorhampton Park Farm, Abbey Dore, Hereford HR2 0AL. 01981 551 906
  • Henney’s Cider Co, 2 Tan House Court, Much Cowarne, Bromyard. HR7 4JE.
  • Johnson, Hereford.
  • Lyne Down, Much Marcle, Herefordshire.
  • Maypole Cider, Hereford.
  • Newton Court Cider, Newton Nr Leominster HR6 0PF.
  • Olivers Cider and Perry The Old Hop Kilns,  Moorhouse Farm, Ocle Pychard,  Herefordshire.  HR1 3QZ.
  • Once upon a Tree, Haygrove Evolution, Little Marcle Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire. HR8 2JL
  • Pips Cider, Mill Cottage, Dorstone, Herefordshire HR3 6BN. 01981 550 484
  • Rathays Cider, Sutton Saint Nicholas, Hereford HR1 3AY. 01432 880936
  • Robinson’s Cider , Little Hereford.
  • Ross-On-Wye, The Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 6JZ. 01989 562 815
  • Seb’s Cider, Herefordshire.
  • Snails Bank, Herefordshire. 07534 293 397.
  • Springherne Cider, Bulls Hill, Walford, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 5SD.
  • The Orgasmic Cider Company, Great Parton Farm, Eardisley, Herefordshire. HR3 6NX.
  • Upper House Farm, Bishops Frome, Malvern. 01981 541246
  • Westons Cider H. Weston & Sons, The Bounds, Much Marcle, HR8 2NQ. 01531 660233.
  • Woodredding Cider, Woodredding Farm, Hereford, Herefordshire. HR9 7RG. 01531 660257.

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  • Apple Cottage Cider, Baldock, Hertfordshire. 07549 003255
  • Mayfly Cider, Middle Farm, Throcking, Hertfordshire. SG9 9RN. 07759 900737
  • Cam Valley Orchards, 25 Whitecroft Road Meldreth Royston Hertfordshire SG8 6ND

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Lancashire and Great Manchester

  • Moss Cider, Unit 8, Furness Vale Business Centre, Calico Lane, Furness Vale, High Peak, SK23 7SW
  • Red Bank Cider Unit 22B Bradleyfold Trading Estate, Radcliffe Moor Road, Bolton, BL2 6RT – 01204 402222


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  • Brandy Wharf Cider Centre, Waddingham, Gainsborough DN21 4RU, 01652 678364
  • Skidbrooke Cyder Co, The Grange, Skidbrooke, Nr Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7DH 01507 339368.

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  • Badboy Cider, Pipewell Hall, Pipewell, Nr. Kettering, Northamptonshire. NN14 1QZ
  • Harefields Craft Cider, Duncote, Northamptonshire. 01327 437229
  • Healys of Winwick Cider West Haddon, Northampton. NN6 7AQ. 07811 284392
  • Saxby’s Cider, The Cider Yard, Grange Farm, Farndish, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. NN29 7HJ 01933 353666.
  • Vale Of Welton, Daventry, Northants.

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  • Northumberland Cider Company, East Park Farm, Prudhoe, Northumberland. 01434 606789



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  • Flitteriss Park Farm, Flitteriss Park Farm, Braunston, Rutland. LE15 8QX. 07739 361008

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  • Fernihough’s Cider, Ashdown, Worcester Road, Boraston, Tenbury Wells, Shropshire.  WR15 8LL. 01584 819632
  • Mahorall Farm Cider, Nash, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 3AH. 01584 890296

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  • Woodys Cider, 7 Nicklaus Close, Branston, Burton on Trent, DE14 3HP 01395 568406


  • Stoke Farm Cider Ltd, Stoke Farm, Battisford, Stowmarket, Suffolk. IP14 2NA. 01449 6112020
  • Aspall, The Cyder House, Aspall Hall, Debenham 1P14 6PD. 01728 860510
  • Castlings Heath Cottage Cider, Castings Heath Cottage, Groton, Sudbury. 01787 210899

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  • Coldharbour Cider, Coldharbour, Dorking, Surrey. 01306 712140
  • Garden Cider Co, Mill House Farm, Petworth Rd, Chiddinfold, Surrey. GU8 4SL. 01428 645191
  • Gospel Green Sussex Cyder, Haslemere, GU27 3BH. 01428 654120
  • Swamp Donkey Cider, Hawkley Inn, Pococks Lane, Hawley. GU33 6NE. 01730 827205
  • Vachery Farm Cider, Vachery Estate Cranleigh.

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  • Ascension Cider Gainsborough Ln, Polegate, Sussex. BN26 5HQ. 01323 344777
  • Battle Organic Cider, Elmsleigh, Whatlington Road Battle East Sussex TN33 0JN. 07545891388
  • Bignose and Beardy, Framfield, East Sussex.
  • Dreymans Cider, Nr Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 8XA. 07584260778
  • Hunts Sussex Cider, Sedlescombe, Battle, East Sussex.
  • JB cider The Orchard, Maplehurst, West Sussex, RH13 6LL. 01403 891352
  • Jolly Dry Cider, Wilmington House, Wilmington, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5SJ. 01323 870445
  • Mayfield Cider, Pennybridge Farm, Mayfield, East Sussex. TN20 6QB. 01435 873173
  • Middle Farm, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex. BN8 6LJ. 01323 811324.
  • Perryhill orchards, Perryhill Orchard, Edenbridge Road, Hartfield. 01892 770595
  • Portslade Wild Thing, 154 Mile Oak Road, Portslade, West Sussex, BN41 2PL. 01273 423662
  • Sea Cider, The Forge, Old Kiln Works, Ditchling Common. BN6 8SG. 01444 257053
  • South Down Cider, Wilmington, Sussex. 07900 464867.
  • Starvecrow Cider, Clayton farm Peasmarsh Rye East Sussex. TN31 6XS.
  • Trenchmore Farm, Cowfold, West Sussex. 01403 864419
  • Yellowcoate Cider, Ringden farm, Flimwell, East Sussex. 01580 879385

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South Wales

  • Allen, Cwmafan, Port Talbot.
  • Apple County Cider Co, Whitehouse Farm, Newcastle, Monmouthshire, NP25 5NS. 07812 095240
  • Berry Hill Farm Cider, Coedkernew, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8UD. 01633 680938
  • Brecon Beacons Cider
  • Dan Y Graig Seidr, Swansea.
  • Gwynt y Ddraig , Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd Rhondda Cynon Taff
  • Hallets Cider, Newbridge, Newport. NP11 5AY.
  • Orchards Cider and Perry Co, Brockweir,  Nr Chepstow.  NP16 7PE. 01291 689536
  • Palmer’s Upland Cyder, Rogerstone, Newport. 01633 676333
  • Penallt Cider, Penallt, Monmouth.
  • Raglan Cider Mill, Llanarth, Usk .
  • Springfield Cider, Springfield Farmhouse, Llangovan, Monmouthshire, NP25 4BU. 01291 691018
  • Troggi, Earlswood, Monmouthshire. Wholesale only, no visitors
  • Ty Bryn Cider (W.M.Watkins), Upper House Farm, Grosmont, Monmouthshire.
  • Ty Gwyn, Pen Y Lan Farm, Pontrilas.
  • Usk Cider, 18 Ladyhill, Usk, Monmouthshire. 01291 673804
  • Vale Cider, Ffald Wen, Heol-y-march, Bonvilston, Vale of Glamorgan. CF56TS. 07933 286631
  • Williams Brothers, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly. CF83 8GF. 07970 509889

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West Wales

North Wales

  • Dee Ciders, Flintshire, Wales. 07803 715375
  • Jaspels Unit, 3-4 , Site 9, Amlwch Business Park, Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey. LL68 9BJ. 07990800100
  • Pant Du, Caernarfon, Gwynedd.
  • Rosies Triple D Wales. LL11 3BA. 07812 500 513.

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Mid Wales

  • Berriew , Argoed, Welshpool. Wholesale only.
  • Borderland Ciders
  • Hendre Cider, Comole, Aberedw, Builth Wells, LD2 3UU. 01982 570271
  • Old Monty, Garthmyl, nr Montgomery.
  • Ralph’s Cider & Perry, Old Badlands Farm, New Radnor, Radnorshire, LD8 2TG. 01544 350304
  • Skyborry Cider, Lower Skyborry Cottage, Knighton, Powys LD7 1TW.07967 478 925
  • Welsh Mountain Cider, Prospect Orchard, Newchapel, Llanidloes, Powys. SY18 6JY. 07790 071729

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  • Caney’s Cider, 4 High Street, Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7HJ. 07876 346737
  • Hogans Cider, Haselor, Alcester, Warwickshire. B49 6LX.
  • Napton Cidery, Holroyd house Farm, Napton on the Hill, Southam CV47 8NY. 01926 811 910


  • Little Thornham Cider, Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6PQ. 07764 251282
  • Mates Cider, 5 Chambon Close, Minety, Wiltshire. SN16 9QE
  • Nomansland Cider, Forest Road, Nomansland, Wiltshire. SP5 2BN
  • Rutts Lane Cider, 21 Rutts Ln, West Lavington, Devizes SN10 4LN . 01380 609090
  • Wessex Cider, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

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  • Barbourne, Worcester, Worcestershire.
  • Barkers Real Cider & Perry, Worcester, Worcestershire
  • Fletchers Cider, Quakers Yard, Kinlet Road, Far Forest, Worcestershire, DY14 9UF. 07598979071
  • Grafton Field Cider, Bockleton, nr Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.  WR15 8PT. 01568 750638
  • Malvern Magic. Worcestershire. 07771 904127
  • Norbury’s, Worcestershire.
  • Out of the Orchard, Pershore, Worcestershire.
  • Titlark’s Cider Company, Himbleton, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 7JY.

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