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Map showing cider and perry producers in Devon

Devon is very well served for cider and perry producers with 33 producers that we are aware of active in the county during October 2006. The map to the right shows where they are all based. Eleven of these producers lie within our South Devon CAMRA area. The table below provides further information about these producers. We are hoping to add further information about these and all the other cider producers in our county.

If you have more information about any of these producers or indeed other cider and perry producers that aren't currently listed on this page, please contact Ant Veal, branch webmaster here and he will add these to this page.

Information about Stancombe Cider, based in our branch area will be supplied at a later date.

I'm planning to update this page during Autumn 2013, so if you've any updates, please let me know.


Ashridge Cider,
Barkingdon Farm, Staverton, Totnes, TQ9 6AN
Tel: 01364 654749
Mob: 07919 992934
Email: orders@ashridgecider.co.uk
Ashridge Cider logo

Ashridge made their name producing Sparkling Ciders – Vintage and Devon Blush – using the traditional champagne method. They call it ‘Devon’s appley answer to champagne!’ It’s a high quality sparkling cider using the traditional method, or ‘méthod champenoise’.

They also now produce some bottled organic vintage ciders – fruity and aromatic with great depth of flavour – made from 100% apple juice, using up to fifteen different varieties of bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples – from old organic orchards in Devon. They've won lots of Gold awards for this one. Their draught ciders, usually in Bag in Box, are very popular. A medium dry, delicious, crisp, clean still cider. And Devon Blush, Medium Sweet with added blackberry. And new last winter – Mulled Cider, to keep you warm and happy.

Recommended Outluets:
No information available at present.

Heron Valley Organic Drinks,
Crannacombe Farm, Hazelwood, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4DX
Tel: 01548 820111
Email: steve@heronvalley.co.uk
Ashridge Cider logo

Traditional oak aged cider made on their South Devon home. `They've been in business now for about 15 years. None of this ‘serve over ice’ rubbish…. They make their award winning cider in an entirely natural and honest way, using local Devon Cider apples, many from ancient orchards, pressed in their hydraulic press through Acacia boards and cloth, and then allowed to ferment and mature naturally using the wild yeasts present on the skins of the apples. No added yeasts, water or sulphites, just pure Devon cider apple juice fermented and nothing else.

They also sell a range of organic juices

Directions: Roughly 1 mile north of Loddiswell, take the next right fork past Combe Cross. Follow narrow, winding lane for about three-quarters of a mile until you reach Crannacombe.

Recommended Outluets:
No information available at present.


Hunt's Cider,
Higher Yalberton Farm, Paignton, TQ47PE
Tel: 01803 782309
Mob: 07725834882
E mail: enquiries@huntscider.co.uk

Annual Volume Produced: 14,000 gallons
Product Range: Hunts Dry, Medium, Sweet, 6.5 per cent. 2l or 4l containers or BYO.

Hunt’s is a family firm that has been making cider on 18 acres of orchards at Yalberton since 1918. They tend to only use their own fruit but will purchase apples from local orchards. They age their cider in oak barrels. Output is steadily increasing. They are planting more standard trees as they produce better flavoured quality fruit. They use champagne yeast to obtain maximum fermentation. Their purpose-built cider works is 100 years old.

Visitors: 10-6 Mon-Sat.
Directions: On main Totnes to Paignton Road. Turn off at Parkers Arms pub into Stoke Road, second left Yalberton Road.

Recommended Outluets:
Culineria, Middle Street, Brixham

Luscombe Cider,
Luscombe Farm, Colston Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LP
Tel: 01364 643036
Email: enquiries@luscombe.co.uk
Luscombe Logo

Product Range: Organic Devon Cider available in 9 gallon keg, large, screw cap, 74cl. glass bottles & small, crown cap 32cl. amber glass bottles.

Traditional award-winning and lightly sparkling Devon cider made only from weird and wonderful Devon apple varieties such as Sops in Wine, Tale Sweet, Pig's Snout, Quench, Slack ma Girdle, and Tom Putt. Pressed on the farm and left to mature slowly in vats, the yeast naturally present on the skin of the apple creates the fermentation. A real pure Devon cider made with the best of traditional techniques and the best of modern methods.

Recommended outlets:
No information available at present.

Martin Partridge,
The Field, Foxhole Hill, Christow, Exeter, EX6 7PJ
Tel: 01647 252098

Martin had a period where he didn't produce any cider but we understand that he is now back in business, please phone for details.

Recommended outlets:
No information available at present.


Mill Top Orchard Cider,
Milltop Orchard, Combeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4QH
Tel: 01626 873030
Email: info@milltoporchard.co.uk
Milltop

They produce 4000 litres of cider from their own cider apples and from other orchards we manage. They are blended to taste and produce a dry cider medium sweet cider and a sweet cider. 500ml bottles are available from the Orchard or Office by arrangement or from the Stokeinteignhead village shop. Due to licencing requirements these are not available by mail order but you are welcome to visit and fill up your own container. Orders of cases of 12 can be delivered or collected from one of our events 

In 2013 there is a dry and medium still cider made entirely from Browns apples. For a lightly carbonated cider visit our sister website www.ashcombecider.co.uk made by them for their neighbours on the Ashcombe estate near Dawlish.

Recommended Outlets:

Real Drink/Yarde,
Broad Path, Stoke Gabriel, TQ9 6RW
Tel: 01803 782217
Email: sales@realdrink.org
Real Drink Ltd

RealDrink makes uniquely pure and natural drinks - Made in Devon only from Devon fruit. All fruit comes from traditional, organic equivalent orchards. Completely additive free apple juice and cider. Every bottle identifies orchard source of fruit. Still and sparkling ciders are available in 75cl bottles. Cider is also available in 10 litre cider cubes.

Visitors: Visitors/Off sales welcome please ring first
Directions: Head towards Stoke Gabriel and turn right after Higherwell Farm onto Broad Path

Recommended Outlets:

Reddaway's Farm Cider,
Lower Rixdale Farm, Luton, Chudeigh, Newton Abbot, TQ13 0BN
Tel: 01626 775218

Annual Volume Produced: 1,000 gallons
Product Range: Dry or medium cider 6 per cent. 2l, 4l, & 5-gallon containers or BYO.

John is the third generation of Reddaways making cider at Lower Rixdale Farm. Cider is made in the traditional way from apples grown on the farm and stored in oak barrels in the cellar under the farmhouse.

Visitors: farm gate sales, off-licence hours
Directions: half a mile from village of Luton at end of Church Road; OS Grid Reference SX 906775.

Recommended Outlets:
Elizabeth Inn , Luton, Chudleigh

Thompstone's Cider,
The Cider Barn, Mitchelcombe Farm, Holne, Ashburton, TQ13 7SP
Tel: 07812 590008
Email: andy@thompstonescider.co.uk

Thompstone's Ciders are hand crafted from pure apple juice by natural fermentation and are free from added yeasts or chemicals. Our aim is to produce real Devon ciders with "Quality, Strength and Purity". As a small company we are able to be very hands on in our approach and get the best from our fruit which grow in the Holy Brook orchard near Holne on south Dartmoor and lower down in the Dart Valley.

Recommended Outlets: Exeter Inn, Ashburton, Tradesmans Arms, Scorriton

Whiddon Farm Cider ,
The Barn, Lower Whiddon Farm, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7EY
Tel: 01364 652840

Annual Volume Produced: 500-1,000 gallons
Product Range: Medium Cider, 6-6½ per cent.

Gerald Vallance started producing cider from an original hillside orchard in 1990, using a mix of West Country cider apples. This is sold in 1 gallon and 5 gallon polypins.
Gate sales from the farm but phone first for appointment. 

Directions: From Ashburton, turn off the A38 at Alston Cross and continue along the road for about half a mile.  On the second turning left is Lower Whiddon Farm.
Outlets: Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor and some other pubs.

Recommended Outlets:
Rugglestone Inn , Widecombe in the Moor and some other pubs local to the producer

Whitestone Farm Traditional Cider ,
Whitestone Farm, East Cornworthy,
Totnes
Tel:

We think that this cidermaker has unfortunately stopped producing. Please let us know if they are still producing and we can update this page.

Recommended Outlets:


 

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