Our cider misson

Find out why we're shouting about cider!




Welcome to our site!

Cider is a fabulous drink, yet for some reason, it doesn’t get the visibility or praise it deserves. 

It’s also an ancient beverage that has stood the test of time, so we think it should be celebrated through its own dedicated website. Our mission is to spread the word about British cider - craft cider in particular - and help the great British public (and people across the world!) see it as desirable alternative to other drinks.

In case you're wondering why we're only focusing on British cider, rather than the many international options that are out there, it's nothing other than a desire to share the amazing produce on our doorstep and support our home producers.  

Cider's roots and presence in the UK

The story that’s generally agreed upon is that native Celts were fermenting crab apples before the Romans came to Britain. But it was the Romans themselves, who, on discovering this practice around 55BC, built on it and honed techniques such as orcharding to allow for larger scale production.     

Over the centuries that have followed, cider makers have used both traditional methods and new methods, 

eventually leading to the buoyant and exciting cider industry that we have today.

The cider industry has been on the up in recent years, with craft producers popping up all over the UK, and great new cider products emerging from Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

This is great news for the industry, the British public and consumers of British craft cider from further afield, but it seems that too many people still don't know that there are so many more cider options available than the mass produced products in the supermarkets. At our fingertips (and we're talking about the internet here in case you didn't catch that!), there is a whole raft of tantaslising cidery nectar, ranging from almost colourless, delicate Champagne-like ciders to amber,

tannin-rich earthy ciders that really pack a punch.

According to ciderologist, Gabe Cook, ‘there is a cider for everyone’ and we agree! From well-trusted traditional methods to modern innovative cider production, there has never been a better time to start exploring the world of British cider to find something new that you love. 

Did you know...

In the UK, cider must, by law, contain at least 35% apple juice. However, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) believes that "real cider" must be at least 90% fresh apple juice and be fermented from the whole juice of fresh pressed apples, without the use of concentrates. 

Remember that you must be over 18 years of age to purchase or consume alcohol and you should keep your alcohol consumption within the guidelines outlined by the UK Government

Cider producers - get in touch!

We're building an interactive tool dedicated to showcasing the best of British cider. Let us know if you want to be part of it. 

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