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In Search of Cornish Cider

In Search of Cornish Cider

 

Cornish cider is famous the world over and a trip to Cornwall isn't complete without sampling some of the county's finest ciders and scrumpy (matured cider with a higher alcohol level). Here are a few of our recommendations for a visit either during your walking/cycling holiday in Cornwall or just while you are in the West Country. Find out more about our walking and cycling holidays in Cornwall >>

 

Image from: http://thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk/

Healys Cornish Cyder Farm,Penhallow

One of the biggest producers in the region, Healys is most famous for its ‘Rattler’ and offers a big visitor centre and museum where you can find all about the history of the cider production in the region, learn about the process of making cider and of course sample the local brew. 

 

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Image from http://www.haywoodfarmcider.co.uk/

Haywood Farm,St. Mabyn

A family run orchard and press in the beautiful Allen Valley, near the village of St. Mabyn, approximately 4 miles from Wadebridge. The farms cider press has been producing the Westcountry's favourite drink for centuries. The Bray family who run the farm offer orchard tours and cider tastings. 

 

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Polgoon Cider Orchard and Vineyard, Penzance

Polgoon offers a modern twist on the traditional art of making Cornish cider. Originally starting up as a winery Polgoon turned their focus to cider making and is renowned for its artisanal sparkling ciders. Polgoon offer tours of their orchard and vineyard over summer and it makes for a delightful way to spend an afternoon in Penzance. 

 

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CornishCider Festival, Lostwithiel

For the true cider aficionado or indeed anyone who likes all things cider, the Cornish cider festival in Lostwithiel offers a change to taste a huge range of ciders and juices from around the region and is well worth a visit if you are in the region around the third week of September. 

 

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