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  1. Abrahalls - AD

    Abrahalls - AD

    6.5% - Dry

    Skillfully crafted, this still dry cider is well rounded and easy to drink. It’s produced on Celtic Marches Herefordshire farm and made from 100% apples. Learn More
  2. Abrahalls - Lily The Pink
    A medium fruity cider, gorgeous pink colour and intense fruity aroma. Very drinkable. Made from 100% apples on their Herefordshire Farm. Learn More
  3. Abrahalls - Slack Alice

    Abrahalls - Slack Alice

    4.6% - Medium

    A well rounded, medium cider. Slightly tangy and very drinkable. Made from 100% apples on their Herefordshire Farm. Learn More
  4. Abrahalls - Thundering Molly
    A well rounded, medium cider. Fresh and fruity with a lovely apple aroma. Gorgeous golden colour and a well balanced finish. Made on Celtic Marches Herefordshire farm from 100% cider apples. Learn More
  5. Ampleforth - Ampleforth

    Ampleforth - Ampleforth

    6.5% - Medium

    mpleforth Cider, made at Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire is a strong, dry cider with a wonderful complex and a very fruity flavour. Learn More
  6. Apple County Cider Co - Naughty Horsey
    Delicious still cider straight from the vat.Made in Monmouthshire from 100% juice of bittersweet Dabinett apples. This single variety cider has a robust taste, fruity with a hint of spice and a long clean finish. Winner of several awards. Learn More
  7. Aspalls - Bhai

    Aspalls - Bhai

    5% - Medium

    Perfected between the Kitchens of Mumbai and the Cyder House of Aspall - BHAI is fermented with Champagne yeast, and balanced with Jaggery from the plains of India. BHAI's unique flavours, acidity and tangy finish make it exceptional with spicy food, or served with a wedge of lemon. It has a Mid-straw colour and a marked aroma of fresh apples with cedarwood overtones. The palate is light to medium in body, sweetish with good fruit flavour and a racy acidity. The finish is refreshing and tangy. Learn More
  8. Broadoak - Bootleg Moonshine
    The Original Cider Company has been producing cider and perry in Somerset for over 25 years.They are now one of the country’s largest independent producers. Broadoak Moonshine is a very sweet and clear cider with a very fruity flavour. Learn More
  9. Broadoak - Perry

    Broadoak - Perry

    7.5% - Perry

    Broadoak Perry was a CAMRA gold award winner in 2009. This is a smooth, delicately sweet drink with is a firm favourite with many. Learn More
  10. Broadoak - Prickly Pear
    A strong sweet pear cider Learn More
  11. Butford - Medium Dry
    Produced by Martin Harris; a Yorkshireman who moved to Herefordshire to start an organic smallholding. Finding that this included an orchard Martin started to make cider and now produces some of the most delightful organic ciders. This cider is delicately flavoured with a tiny bit of the mouth drying astringency which makes this a good medium dry cider: it is eminently drinkable. Learn More
  12. Butford - Perry

    Butford - Perry

    7.1% - Medium dry perry

    Again produced by Martin Harris, this perry is crisp, clear and full of pear flavour. It has a natural sweetness that often comes from true Perry Pears. Learn More
  13. Chants - Badgers Spit
    Chant’s (ex -Naish's) Cider has been made at Piltown Farm, West Pennard - near the Glastonbury Festival site in Somerset, for 200 years. Their Badgers Spit is a hazy gold, well-balanced and a mouth puckeringly dry cider with a tart finish. Learn More
  14. Chants - Singing Cider

    Chants - Singing Cider

    7.5% - Medium sweet

    Chant’s (ex -Naish's) Cider has been made at Piltown Farm, West Pennard - near the Glastonbury Festival site in Somerset, for 200 years. Their Chants Singing Cider is a well-balanced medium sweet cider. So called because after 3 pints you just want to sing!! Reccomended only for a seasonal cider drinker. Learn More
  15. Cider Beast - Feral Nancy
    Feral Nancy is a meticulously blended cider, produced using some of the best apples Somerset has to offer. Matured in the dynamic Sheffield climate, this beast of a cider is wild and unique. Learn More
  16. Crossman's - Medium Dry
    This award winning traditional cider is made with bittersweet apples such as Michelin, Fredericks, Stoke Red, Yarlington Mill and Dabinetts. The cider is naturally fermented, unfiltered and smooth tasting. Learn More
  17. Crossman's - Medium Sweet
    This traditional farmhouse medium sweet cider has a fruity start and a slightly sweet finish. It is naturally fermented and smooth tasting, a good all round cider. Learn More
  18. Farmer Jim - Farmer Jims
    A medium, golden coloured cider, its crisp, appley flavour is perfectly balanced with a subtle sweetness. Learn More
  19. Glebe Farm - Cherry Side-R

    Glebe Farm - Cherry Side-R

    6% - Sweet fruit

    A cider made only with Cambridgeshire Apples with a natural cherry flavour. A rich velvet texture. Great for meat dishes or strong flavours. Learn More
  20. Glebe Farm - Elderflower Side-R

    Glebe Farm - Elderflower Side-R

    6.5% - Sweet fruit

    Made on Glebe Farm in Cambridgeshire and flavoured with natural elderflower, the resulting cider infusion is deliciously light and a refreshing intense Elderflower taste. Normally fruit ciders are around 4% but Glebe fruit ciders are all 6% and pack a bit of a punch but beware they don’t taste like their strength. Learn More
  21. Glebe Farm - Ginger Side-R

    Glebe Farm - Ginger Side-R

    6.5% - Sweet fruit

    Made on Glebe Farm in Cambridgeshire and flavoured with natural ginger this cider has a mellow warm side to it without over-powering the delicate "apple" flavour of the Cider. Learn More
  22. Glebe Farm - Lime Sider-R

    Glebe Farm - Lime Sider-R

    6% - Sweet fruit

    Our "Side-R" Cider is made only from Cambridgeshire grown apples (only eating and cooking varieties) fully fermented out then sweetened with apple juice and flavoured with a natural lime.A new take on fruit cider, which is very refreshing. Learn More
  23. Glebe Farm - Mulled Sider-R
    Glebe Farm "Side-R" Cider is made only from Cambridgeshire grown apples. The juice from dessert and cooking varieties grown in the county are left to ferment fully before being blended carefully to produce the right flavours. This is a well balanced medium cider with a secret mixture of herbs and spices to awaken your tastebuds. Delicious mulled in winter or chilled for a cider punch in summer. Learn More
  24. Gwynt Y Ddraig - Autumn Magic
    Once opened, Autumn Magic Cider & Blackberry bursts with a fruity aroma, reminiscent of them good old autumn days. Learn More
  25. Gwynt Y Ddraig - Black Dragon
    This special reserve Welsh cider has been hand crafted exclusively from cider apples grown by traditional methods in ageing orchards. The juice pressed from these apples is fermented and matured in oak barrels to produce a cider rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh fruity aroma. A very popular strong cider with a mellow finish. Learn More
  26. Gwynt Y Ddraig - Dabinett
    Made from a single variety of cider apple, Dabinett is a full bittersweet apple found in large quantities throughout many Welsh orchards. This apple produces a well-balanced bittersweet cider with a soft astringency and full body. A connoisseur’s cider that lends itself to the ‘New Age’ cider drinker. Contains sulphites. Learn More
  27. Gwynt Y Ddraig - Happy Daze
    This Welsh cider has a fruity appley aroma and a well balanced finish. A light, easy to drink, medium clear cider. A good starting point if your are not used to still cider. Learn More
  28. Gwynt Y Ddraig - Orchard Gold
    Golden medium cider with a refreshing apple aroma. Smooth balanced flavour that has a fresh, crisp sharpness. Shows off its true origins as a traditional oak matured farmhouse cider. Learn More
  29. Gwynt Y Ddraig - Perry Vale
    Perry Vale has a refreshing crisp flavour with an abundant pear aroma and a taste that lingers on the palate cooling the taste buds. Learn More
  30. Gwynt Y Ddraig - Two Trees Perry

    Gwynt Y Ddraig - Two Trees Perry

    4.5% - Medium sweet perry

    This oak aged, Welsh perry is quite clear, has a caramel nose and a dry finish. Made from blending two varieties of pears, this is a very lively and easy to drink perry. Learn More
  31. Gwynt Y Ddraig - Vinatge Scrumpy
    An exquisite rich and golden coloured cider with a crisp medium taste. Vintage scrumpy is full of flavours and aroma coupled only with our mature vintage ciders. Learn More
  32. Hogans - Hogans Cider

    Hogans - Hogans Cider

    4.5% - Medium dry

    A classic draught cider, bright, lightly carbonated and golden in colour, fermented from 100% fresh pressed cider apples Learn More
  33. Hogans - Panking Pole
    A dry Warwickshire cider, which gets its name from the long pole used in the orchard to shake the cider apple harvest from the trees. This is a classic golden cloudy cider with a typical cider apple bitterness and fruit aromas. Dry on the palate, its complex flavours deliver a strong finish. Learn More
  34. Hogans - Pickers Passion

    Hogans - Pickers Passion

    5.3% - Medium

    A delicious, easy drinking medium Warwickshire cider, with a warm honey colour and a distinctive appley aroma. It combines rich peaty undertones with the fresh taste of bittersweet apples. Learn More
  35. Hogans - Poachers Perry

    Hogans - Poachers Perry

    5.8% - Medium perry

    A smooth traditional medium perry, made in the Malverns, with a fresh fruity aroma and bittersweet finish. Learn More
  36. Lilley's cider barn - Gladiator
    Our strongest cider! This strong rustic Somerset cider with its Roman flair has everything. Well rounded, fruity, packed full of flavour and intoxicatingly easy to drink for an 8.5% cider. Medium Sweet. Learn More
  37. Lilley's cider barn - Lilley's Beesting Perry
    Bee Sting is sweet and incredibly refreshing with a wonderful pear aroma. Learn More
  38. Lilley's cider barn - Lilley's Captain Rum
    A quality medium cider made from a blend of bittersweet and medium apples. This unfiltered cider is smooth and mellow with a hint of rum for a bit of bite Learn More
  39. Lilley's cider barn - Lilley's Crazy Goat
    A medium sweet blend of Somerset cider and perry expertly blended giving it a mouth-watering, juicy flavour. Quite strong and sweet. Learn More
  40. Lilley's cider barn - Lilley's Mango Cider
    An aromatic sweet Somerset cider expertly blended with exotic mango to create a mouth watering tropical flavour. Very fruity and very easy drinking. Just like drinking fruit juice this is one of our most popular ciders. Learn More
  41. Lilley's cider barn - Lilley's Merry Monkey
    A medium Somerset scrumpy made with unfiltered bittersweet apples, cloudy honey coloured, full of character with a rich appley flavour. Learn More
  42. Lilley's cider barn - Lilley's Sunset
    This is a rich and fruity Somerset cider bursting with apple flavour, to create a lovely sweet cider. Learn More
  43. Lilley's cider barn - Lilleys Apple and Pears
    Apples and pears cider is made with 88% pear and 12% apple sweet in flavour with a mouth watering almost exotic taste. Learn More
  44. Lilley's cider barn - Lilleys Bee Sting Perry
    Bee Sting Sweet but incredibly refreshing with a glorious but fresh tasting pear flavour and a wonderful pear aroma. Learn More
  45. Lilley's cider barn - Lilleys Crazy Goat
    A medium sweet blend of Somerset cider and perry expertly blended giving it a mouth-watering, juicy flavour. Quite strong and sweet. Learn More
  46. Lilley's cider barn - Lilleys Pig Swill
    A medium dry blended perry and cider packed full of crisp refreshing flavour. Learn More
  47. May's Cider - Medium Dry
    A full flavoured medium dry Herefordshire cider with a wonderful fruity aroma. Well balanced in taste and rich in apple flavours. Made from 100% fresh pressed cider apple juice with no added concentrate. Learn More
  48. May's Cider - Medium Sweet
    A slight sweet finish to this Herefordshire cider, with deep fruity flavours and aroma. 100% fresh pressed apples are used –no concentrate. Learn More
  49. Moorlands Farm - Medium Dry
    A medium sweet, still cider made from a blend of apple varieties. A crisp, clean, natural medium sweet cider with a modern taste. Learn More
  50. Moorlands Farm - Medium Sweet
    A medium sweet cider has an appley taste with a slightly dry finish. Learn More
  51. Oliver's Cider & Perry - Medium
    Tom Oliver, also the tour manager for the band the Proclaimers, produces excellent easy drinking ciders which are well balanced. This is a really traditional vintage Hereford cider. A connoisseurs choice. Learn More
  52. Oliver's Cider & Perry - Perry
    Tom Oliver, also the tour manager for the band the Proclaimers, produces in Herefordshire excellent easy drinking ciders and perries which are well balanced. Full on, with a rich mouth feel and intensity, a still, medium-dry blended perry. A connoisseurs choice. Learn More
  53. Pure North - Deanhouse Dry
    Deanhouse Dry is a refreshing dry cider which is clean on the palate. It is produced using sharp and bitter sharp cider fruit, with the addition of eating apples from the gardens in Deanhouse near Holmfirth Learn More
  54. Pure North - Fusion

    Pure North - Fusion

    6.5% - Medium dry

    Another PureNorth special, this is a fusion of his dry and medium Yorkshire ciders, making a distinctive refreshing cider which shows its northern roots. A clean crisp taste with deep apple flavour. Learn More
  55. Pure North - Pure North Medium
    A medium sweet, still cider made from a blend of apple varieties. A crisp, clean, natural medium sweet cider with a modern taste. Learn More
  56. Pure North - Sweet Union
    A medium sweet Yorkshire cider made from bittersweet cider apples and sweetened with fresh pressed apple juice made from Katy apples. A delicious drink, with a full apple flavour. Learn More
  57. Pure North - Valley Gold
    Rob at PureNorth started making cider with apples from an old orchard at his home near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. Using 100% pressed juice, Valley Gold is a still medium cider single filtered to leave a deep gold colour with strong apple flavours.Refreshingly delicious. Learn More
  58. Pure North - Valley Zest

    Pure North - Valley Zest

    7.2% - Medium dry

    A real cider drinkers cider from West Yorkshire! Naturally cloudy, very full bodied with a sharp / zesty finish. Learn More
  59. Real Cider Co - Pulp

    Real Cider Co - Pulp

    4% - Fruit medium

    A sparkling Rhubarb Cider....all pulp, no fiction!This craft medium cider is made the way ciders should be...from pure juice. Delicately flavoured with genuine Yorkshire rhubarb to create a refreshing zingy cider where the fruit tastes as it should - from Yorkshire! Learn More
  60. Ross On Wye - Alpaca Perry
    One of the great producers of the craft cider revival. Cider has been made on the Johnsons’ farm in Herefordshire for more than twenty years. Over 70 varieties of apples and pears are grown, all of which are turned into cider or perry. The Alpaca Perry is named after the alpacas who share the field in which the pears for the perry are grown. A full bodied blend of pears which creates a delightful medium perry. The Pear Trees are 200 years old and just coming into maturity. Learn More
  61. Ross On Wye - Dry

    Ross On Wye - Dry

    6.5% - Dry

    Ross-on-Wye Medium still Herefordshire cider is produced only with apple juice and natural sugar. Cider has been made at Broome Farm by the Johnson family for over 80 years. There are now over 80 varieties of cider apples growing on the farm enabling the creation of individual blends of quality cider.Made from bittersweet cider apples, this still Herefordshire cider is oak matured and well balanced.A true product of the Herefordshire countryside. Learn More
  62. Ross On Wye - Medium

    Ross On Wye - Medium

    6.5% - Medium

    Ross-on-Wye Medium still Herefordshire cider is produced only with apple juice and natural sugar. Cider has been made at Broome Farm by the Johnson family for over 80 years. There are now over 80 varieties of cider apples growing on the farm enabling the creation of individual blends of quality cider.One to savior. Learn More
  63. Sandford Orchards - Bumble berry
    Produced in Devon, a delicious medley of Summer Fruits create a marvellous sweet fruit cider. Learn More
  64. Sandford Orchards - Devon Mist

    Sandford Orchards - Devon Mist

    4.5% - Medium sweet

    Not every cloudy cider has to be a challenge, Devon Mist is medium sweet and a gentle joy. Rich and mellow autumnal fruit with a satisfying finish. Learn More
  65. Sandford Orchards - Devon Scrumpy
    Slightly cloudy and very full flavoured. A soft Devon taste with a pleasant bite and finish.Fermented straight from fresh apple juice with wild yeasts. Learn More
  66. Sandford Orchards - Devon Scrumpy
    Slightly cloudy and very full flavoured. A soft Devon taste with a pleasant bite and finish.Fermented straight from fresh apple juice with wild yeasts. Learn More
  67. Sandford Orchards - Fannys Bramble
    Produced in Devon, a delicious medley of Summer Fruits to create a marvellous sweet fruit cider. Learn More
  68. Sandford Orchards - Ginger
    A great winter cider from Devon, which also makes a refreshing summer quencher. Whole root ginger is crushed through their cider mill to release the citrus heat only fresh ginger can bring. Marrying with a light fresh scrumpy the whole effect is an aromatic explosion! Learn More
  69. Sandford Orchards - Old Kirton
    A still Devon cider, and quite dry. An extremely traditional cider pressed through straw, really good with strong cheese or fatty meats, and superb as a cooking cider. Straw pressing is a craft which is hanging on in very few places, but not to be bettered according to the purists. Learn More
  70. Sandford Orchards - Pear Shaped

    Sandford Orchards - Pear Shaped

    7.5% - Perry sweet

    Med/Sweet - A beautiful Devon perry, made with a mix of Perry and desert pears to give it a light sweet pear taste and pleasant crispness. Lightly warming on the finish with faint spices. Learn More
  71. Sandford Orchards - Strawberry Lane
    Ripe red strawberries are juiced and blended with cask Devon cider and a healthy squeeze of fresh lime. Delicate, sweet and naturally pink in colour, this cider is blessed with all of the charms of summer and a pleasing citrus kick. Learn More
  72. Thistly Cross - Thistly Cross Elderflower
    Our flavoursome Elderflower Cider packs a serious taste punch. Blended with fresh Elderflowers it has a fruity nose and is dry on the palate. Learn More
  73. Thistly Cross - Thistly Cross Ginger
    Fresh Root Ginger Infused Cider. The cider is matured with fresh-pressed root ginger. A medium dry, full bodied, spicy drink. Refreshing in summer, reviving and warming in winter. Can be served over ice or steaming hot. A Cidershed favourite Learn More
  74. Thistly Cross - Thistly Cross Original Sparkling
    Farmhouse Cider is smooth, refreshing and Thistly Cross’ first born. It’s a classic, farmhouse cider made with a blend of Scottish apples. Learn More
  75. Thistly Cross - Thistly Cross Strawberry Cider
    Real Strawberry Infused Cider. Cider is matured with masses of pressed Scottish strawberries to make a full bodied, fruit-driven, quenching drink. Rich in colour, the mouth is full of fruit with a clean refreshing finish. Learn More
  76. Thistly Cross - Thistly Cross Traditional Sparkling
    A good full body with a refreshing sparkling mouthfeel. Fruity & aromatic, golden in the glass, with a clean apple finish. Learn More
  77. Thistly Cross - Thistly Cross Whisky
    Matured in ex-Glen Moray (previously Glenglassaugh Distillery) whisky casks this is a dry & subtle cider. Infused with mellow, vanilla oak of the cask. A refreshing, complex drink to be savoured. Learn More
  78. Twister Cider - Desert Dry
    There is not enough water in the Thames to bring back your taste buds once you’ve sipped on Desert Dry and you wouldn’t want to either as this pure taste will always get you coming back for more. Produced from a mixture of bittersharp and sharp cider apples for the ultimate flavour, Desert Dry can be enjoyed with many food dishes or just with the sun on your face. Learn More
  79. Twister Cider - Misty

    Twister Cider - Misty

    6% - Medium

    A smooth mild cider with a powerful apple aroma, Misty Medium combines the great flavours of the classical Kingston Black, Dymock Red, Harry Masters Jersey and Stoke Red. Crushed and Pressed together the cider takes on an earthy apply experience with a slight astringent after taste. Learn More
  80. Twister Cider - Wild Orchard
    Deep on the Dorset/Somerset Border lies a small village where the cider apple trees have been growing wild for over 40 years and it is from these apples Wild Orchard was born. Its rich colour draws you in and tempts you to smell sweetness contained within and the pleasant fresh apple taste which is only produced from an natural orchard where a commercial hands have been kept away. Learn More
  81. W M Watkins - Lazy Daze

    W M Watkins - Lazy Daze

    5.6% - Medium perry

    Tony Watkins began cider production in 2003 in Wales, making 150 gallons. He has steadily increased production and their cider sales now complement their principle business of beef & sheep farming. A medium-sweet, still perry made from a blend of Traditional pear varieties. Delightfully delicate. Learn More
  82. W M Watkins - Sunset

    W M Watkins - Sunset

    7.5% - Medium sweet

    Made in the Monmouth hills the aroma of this Welsh cider is rich, with spicy apples, the taste is similar, however the sweet richness of the apples themselves makes it very balanced and super drinkable. Learn More
  83. W M Watkins - Twisted Oak
    A dry, still cider made in Wales using a blend of apple varieties and matured in oak casks to create a delicate dry natural cider with plenty of tannins. Learn More
  84. Westcroft - Janets Jungle Juice
    Produced by cider maker John Harris in Somerset, Janet's Jungle Juice is a firm favourite with customers. When you try it you will see why it was the CAMRA national award winner in 2008 and continues to be one of our most popular ciders. This medium dry cider is well rounded and fruity with a deep texture and flavour. It is a fantastic starting point for inexperienced cider drinkers as it is so very easy drinking. Learn More