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. Saviors of Cider
Tales tell, when our ancestors needed to quench their thirst they would beseech ‘Shepton’, the great God of cider, to bestow upon them a perfectly balanced, easy-drinking pint, bursting with the sweet tang of finest Somerset apples. Legend has it that Shepton would call forth a whirlwind of ripe russets which he would smash and pulp with his mighty mallet until cider – the sweet nectar of the gods – was created. So cast your eyes downwards and behold the fruits of Shepton’s glorious labours.
The UK’s number 1 cider subscription club! Gone are the days of tasteless and faceless cider brands. Crafty nectar pride themselves on getting the best craft ciders from across the UK into the hands of their exclusive club members. Featuring the cream of the crop, sourced from South Wales to Somerset.
Every drop of Sandford Orchards cider is made by us. From the beginning, our aim has been simple; to produce top quality ciders from the finest Devon cider apples, like generations of Crediton cider makers before us. It’s how we did it in 2002 and how we always will. Proudly, True to our Roots
Here at Blaengawney Farm we have taken the old traditional methods of cider making from fresh cider apples and applied a new philosophy to our production, stealing a few techniques from wine makers along the way. You are just as likely to find ciders ageing in ancient oak barrels in our mill, alongside large wine fermenters made from stainless steel. And it’s beautifully simple.
Freddie and Matt are two friends who grew up in Taunton, at the heart of cider county Somerset. They took over Tricky Cider at the start of 2018 to continue building the business founded in 2004. Both Freddie and Matt were brought up around cider, pressing apples and widely experimenting with home cider making in the past. They are now proud to become the next generation of Tricky Cider.
Loxley is continuing with old age cider making traditions. And to this day, it is made in the same area that once was “Loxley Chase” where cider was first reportedly made for the very first time all those centuries ago! Loxley Cider is only ever made using two ingredients, apples and sugar. Not containing any additives, sweeteners or preservatives, Loxley is possibly London’s finest cider.
Every drop of their cider is crafted by David Sheppy, Sheppys 6th generation Master of Cider. David combines world class expertise accumulated from a lifetime of crafting cider with his family’s 200 years of knowledge. Turning their home-grown apples into some of the finest and award winning ciders, Sheppys combine farming with cider-making by embracing change and opportunity.
Cider made by real brothers! 4 brothers have been making their cider for 14 generations. They first started selling their Pear Cider at the Glastonbury Festival in 1995 near what was then called the Jazz World Stage. Joining us at the Ciderthon they will certainly be bringing that festival feel to your run alongside their fruity greatness.
Established 1911. Re-launched 2016. A great company is re-born. Our story begins in 1805, when a local farmers co-operative formed to make cider at Norton Fitzwarren, just outside Taunton.The Taunton Cider Company effectively disappeared until it was re-registered in 2015 by a group of cider enthusiasts. Taunton cider is real cider from somerset where timeless tradition meets contemporary craft.
Using the best British apples to bring you deliciously appley refreshing cider. And why BumbleBee? Through education, donation and fundraising, this is their lasting tribute to the little guys that go out in their tireless efforts to pollinate next year’s apple blossom.You go little furry dudes! Which BumbleBee Cider is going to get you buzzing?
With deep roots in the heart of Somerset cider country, Crest Cyder has a long family history of producing fine cider using traditional methods. Their cider is made entirely from English cider apples, from their own 4-acre orchard. Classic cider apple varieties are grown such as Dabinett, Browns, Stoke Red, and Yarlington Mill. Crushed and processed in their 100-year-old cider press then creates their traditional and distinctive flavor.
Other Ciderthon Goodies, Tips and Tricks
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Log miles while also doing something productive, and declutter your mind before you reach the office. Not to mention on Fridays you won't have to worry about your car when you want to join for a pint.
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