Cider & Perry

Obviously we are not talking fizzy keg cider or bottled 'pear cider' Oh no this is the real stuff made from the fermented  juice of apples and nothing else! At awful lot of  the fizzy cider you see today is made from imported apple concentrate :(.

Perry of course is only made from the Perry Pears which nearly became extinct! Perry is still relaitvley rare with only a few pubs stocking it, the Three Crowns in Chippenham is the only one in our branch that we know of. Obviously is this is incorrect please let us know.  More perry pear trees are being planted so hopefully in the future more variety of Perry will be available.

More information on real cider and perry can be found here and details of local suppliers and pubs that sell real cider can be found further down the page.

Local cider producers/stockists

a'Beckett’s Vineyard High Street, Littleton Panell, Devizes. SN10 4EN 01380 816669
Countrywide Farmers Bradford Road. Melksham SN12 8LQ 01225 701470
Dick Willows Box Road, Bathford BA1 7LR 01225 859780
Sherston Cider Company
Moles Brewery Bowerhill Trading Estate, Melksham SN12 6TJ 01225 708842
Thornham Farm Shop Seend SN12 6PN
Handmade Cider Company Slaughterford Mill 07590 264 804

List of pubs in our area that sell real Cider and/or Perry. Please tell us of others you know.

Holford Arms Knockdown Sherston Cider
Three Crowns Chippenham Three ever changing ciders + Perry 01249 449029
Jolly Huntsman Kington St Michael Black Rat 01249 750305
Bell, The Wharf Lacock Westons 01249 730308
Rising Sun, Bowden Hill Lacock Moles Black Rat 01249 730363
Whole Hog Malmesbury 01666 825845
Brewery Inn Seend Cleeve Thatchers Cheddar Valley & Heritage 01380 828463
Bridge House Chippenham Bottled Old Rosie, Marcle Hill 01249 450980
3 Magpies Sells Green Westons Old Rosie 01380828389



Cider/Perry of the Chippenham Beer & Cider Festival 2011.

Chairman Dave Maloney presents Moles Roger Cattee with the Cider/Perry of the
Festival Award 2011 for Black Rat Perry.  Festival goers voted it thier top choice
during this years Chippenham Beer festival.


Cider/Perry of the Chippenham Beer and Cider Festival 2010

Branch Cider rep Carl Froom, seen here on the right, presents John Harris
with the '2010 Cider of the Festival' award to Westcroft Cider for Janets Jungle Juice.