Cider & Perry

Devon is very well served for cider and perry producers with 40+ producers that we are
aware of active in the county during September 2017.

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 Kate Halton, branch
website coordinator, and she will add them to our list.

Ashridge Cider

Barkingdon Farm, Staverton,
Totnes, TQ9 6AN
Tel: 01364 654749
Mob: 07919 992934
Email: ku.oc.redicegdirhsa@sredro

Ashridge Cider 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.

Creber's Rock

Mammoth Trees, South Brent,
Devon, TQ10 9JE
Mob: 07586 350697
Email: ku.oc.wolliwhtommam@selig
Facebook: Crebers-Rock-Cider-299541756916039/
Twitter: CrebersRock

At Creber’s Rock they use juice from apples grown in their own orchards, and other orchards in the South West of England, all fermented by wild yeasts.

Their ciders include;
Headless Dry Table Cider – Still cider with distinct but not heavy smoky tannic notes.

2013 vintage Brut Sparkling Cider – a Brut naturally sparkling cider with some residual sweetness.

Dry, Medium or Sweet Draught

Currently can be bought direct, by appointment only

Farmer Jim's

Dacombe, Newton Abbot, TQ12
Tel: 07415 192091
Email: ku.oc.smijremraf@ofni

Farmer Jim is a third generation cider maker. Using apples from their farms and from neighbouring farms to make traditional Devon cider.

Their ciders include;
Dry cider – 5% - From Dabinett apples, slightly sharp with a dry finish
Medium – 5% - Their most popular. It’s crisp flavour is balanced with a subtle sweetness.
Sweet – 5% - A light aromatic cider, smooth on the palette, fruity on the nose
Summer Fruits – 4% - A pale refreshingly fruity cider
Farmyard Fruits – 4%
Copper Top – 7.4% - A rich copper coloured cider that is full of taste and strength
Rootin Tootin – 4% - A medium cider blended with spicy ginger and tart raspberry
Rhubarb Bob - 4% -
Farmyard Perry – 4.5% - A light fruity Perry made from proper Perry Pears

Currently can be bought direct, by appointment only.

Heron Valley

Crannacombe Farm, Hazelwood,
Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4DX
Tel: 01548 550256
Email: ku.oc.yellavnoreh@evets
Heron Valley has been making award winning juices and cider for generations on their organic family farm in Devon.

Their ciders include;
Their Sparkling, Dry and Medium sulphite free ciders are made using Devon Cider apples from their own and small local orchards within 15 miles of Heron Valley. The juice is fermented using the naturally occurring wild yeasts on the skins of the apples, before being aged in oak barrels.

Hunt's Cider

Broadleigh Farm, Coombe House Lane,
Stoke Gabriel, Totnes
Tel: 01803 782422
Email: ku.oc.redicstnuh@seiriuqne

Hunts have been making Cider in the South West since 1805 and still use the 18 acres of orchards in Yalberton which have been there for more than 200 years. They are the 8th generation to hand craft a range of still, sparkling and fruit ciders.

Output is steadily increasing and although they tend to use their own fruit, they will also purchase apples from local orchards, and they are planting new orchards. They use champagne yeast to ensure maximum fermentation.

Their ciders include;
Wobbler – Medium sweet Andsome Day – Medium sweet sparkling Thrasher – Medium dry sparkling Clinker – Sweet, light sparkling Red Head – light sparkling strawberry Pixie Juice – Blackcurrant Barn Screecher – Dry Hazy Dazy – Sweet cloudy Bull Walloper – Medium sweet

Lower Grimpstonsleigh Cider

East Allington, Totnes TQ9 7QH

Tel: 01548 521258


Luxury Self-Catering holiday accommodation, combined with scrumptious apple juice and home-made cider from the heart of South Devon. Varieties such as ‘Pigs Nose’, ‘Pendragon’ and ‘Wellington’ to ‘Slack ma Girdle’ are used from their own orchards. The ‘Special Reserve’, known as ‘The Grimpston Reaper’, is made from the hand pressed vintage cider and aged for at least a further year in old oak rum barrels. When finally racked off, ‘The Reaper’ takes on the appearance of Madeira and has a unique smoothness in taste. This cider is of uncompromising character to be enjoyed, and respected, in equal measure. Another cider is entitled ‘Pigs Snout’.

Luscombe Cider

Dean Court, Lower Dean,
Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LT
Tel: 01364 643036
Email: ku.oc.ebmocsul@ofni
Luscombe produce a traditional crisp, dry, organic cider which is lightly sparkling, made from Devon apple varieties such as Sugar Bush, Tail Sweet, Pig’s Snout, Quench, Slack-Ma-Girdle and Devon Crimson

Reddaway’s Farm Cider

Lower Rixdale Farm, Luton,
Chudleigh TQ13 0BN
Tel: 01626 775218
Facebook: reddawayscider
Email: moc.syawadder@mot

Reddaways is a traditionally made Devon Farmhouse Cider, made from 100% pure apple juice pressed from their own orchards. Cider has been made at the farm for generations, using a blend of traditional apples fermented in oak barrels, to create an award winning product sold both locally and country-wide.

Their ciders include;
Traditional Dry Scrumpy (Draught) Medium Farmhouse Cider (Draught) Lightly Sparkling Medium-Dry (Bottled)

Reddaways Cider can usually be found at the Elizabethan Inn, Luton

Thompstone’s Cider

The Cider Barn, Mitchelcombe Farm,
Holne, Dartmoor, TQ13 7SP
Tel: 07812 590008
Email: ku.oc.redicsenotspmoht@ydna

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

Their ciders include;
Traditional Dartmoor is a hazy hand made cider with sulphites
Mulled cider is sweet and spiced and sold from Nov-Jan by Riverford Farmshops and the Bay Horse Inn, Totnes.

Thompstone's Ciders can usually be found at; The Real Cider Company; Exeter Inn, Ashburton; Tradesman’s Arm, Scorriton

Yarde Cider

Elmcroft, Broad Path,
Stoke Gabriel, TQ9 6RW
Tel: 01803 782217
Email: ku.oc.redicedray@edray

Yarde Cider is a small family business on the edge of the River Dart. All fruit comes from traditional, organic equivalent orchards.

Their award winning ciders are dry, or medium, or sweet which they sell in boxes. Their medium is available in bottles, too. They also have a traditional bottle conditioned craft cider, which is unfiltered and naturally dry with a light sparkle, inspired by the French bouche cider of Normandy.

Yarde Cider can usually be found at;