This year we’re inviting TEN of the finest cider producers to exhibit their crafty wares, and give your palate a break from all that beer!
So far we can confirm the following…
Sandford Orchards are craft cider makers from the heart of idyllic, rural Devon. The rich red, fertile soil of mid Devon and the unique micro-climate that comes from being nestled between two moors makes the perfect growing environment for cider apples. They only ever make cider from naturally fermented, freshly pressed apple juice. No concentrates, no artificial flavours or aromas.
SXOLLIE (pronunciation sko-llie) is the worlds first Afro-Vegan cider. Their four ciders are crafted using single varietal fruit from Elgin in South Africa. Using the cold-pressed juice of famed apples such as Granny Smith and Pink Lady, their ciders taste like crunching into the apples. They use only the best ingredients from hand-picked apples to champagne yeast and they make their cider in a winery – so it’s pure.
Born out of a passion for making cider in the best possible way, combined with belief in the quality of Scottish produce, and asking ‘why not?’, came Thistly Cross Cider, Scotland’s award winning farmhouse ciders. Established as a collaboration between farmer, Ian Rennie, and artist-turned-cidermaker, Peter Stuart, in 2008, Thistly Cross has gained a reputation for making ciders that people rave about.
SPECIAL CIDER COMPANY
Brother and sister Peter Jervis and Julia Jacksons’ parents have owned The Cider House in Quatt, Shropshire, since 1986. It is one of only 2 original remaining cider houses in the UK. Cider House Special premium cider has been made using their unique recipe specifically created for the Cider House Quatt, using 100% apple juice from British apples. Originally a still cider which has evolved over the years into the semi- sparkling drink we know today.
Whilst our name was inspired by London’s original street hawkers, our mission is right here in the present and the future. The world of cider stands at a crossroads. For too long we’ve allowed ‘big’ cider and tradition to hold back our industry’s growth. That ends here. We are standing up for those who want to break free and make a difference. For our fellow cider makers, whose commitment to innovation will take us forward. For our people, still unlocking and discovering the world of cider. We Are Hawkes. Saviours of Cider.
The UK’s first canned cider produced with genuine craft credentials. Made from slowly fermented fresh pressed English apple juice (no concentrate), and matured for up to 18 months in both oak and stainless steel vats. An uncompromising and challenging cider, with taste and flavour at its heart. Now available in draft!
Kentish Pip are fourth generation apple growers based at Woolton Farm in East Kent. In 2016 the small team set out to break the traditional and mainstream mould and produce the next generation of British cider. Using a wide range of varieties including dessert, culinary, bitter sharp and bitter sweet styles, they craft high quality ciders with a distinctive fresh and fruit driven style.