Norfolk Cider Producers
Published date: July 2019
Summertime is the perfect season to grab a glass of the finest apple nectar and in Norfolk there are some great cider producers. Although not just a summer tipple, when the mercury starts to rise, a glass of chilled cider always hits the spot. Lazy picnics in the park, music festivals and barbeques with friends and family have us reaching for a cold cider during the warmer months. There are many Norfolk ciders available – different styles, flavour infusions, apple varieties and strengths, the question is which ones are the best? The answer is subjective, what one person may love, another may loathe. Really the only way to decide which is the best Norfolk cider is to try them all – let the research begin!
Many Norfolk farm shops, garden centres, independent retailers and high street stores stock Norfolk cider and you may also be able to buy it directly from several producers. Here are some of Norfolk’s cider producers and details of where their Norfolk cider can be purchased:
Whin Hill Norfolk Cider
Located in the north Norfolk town of Wells-next-the-Sea, Whin Hill Norfolk Cider is owned and run by Mark and Lisa and is a small farm-to-table company that is dedicated to producing quality cider, Perry and apple juice made from natural, local ingredients, with no added water, flavourings or artificial sweeteners. Their ciderworks and shop are situated on the main car park in the town and there is a pretty and secluded courtyard with seating, to sample the delicious goods on offer. They also sell unfiltered, unpasteurised cider vinegar.
For more details and to buy their products online, visit their website:
Whin Hill Norfolk Cider - The Ciderworks, Stearman’s Yard, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1BW
Tel: 01328 711821
Norfolk Raider Cider
Paul and Beth Cork are the founders of Norfolk Raider Cider and proudly sell the only cider brewed in Norwich. They grow Discovery, Russet, Luxton, Gala, Red Bramley and Crispin apples which they lovingly tend in their orchards until they are perfect for turning into cider.
Norfolk Raider Cider is stocked in many Coop stores across East Anglia and in Bakers and Larners of Holt, Jarrold Department Store in Norwich and in Roys of Wroxham. To find out more and to purchase Norfolk Raider Cider online, visit their website:
Norfolk Raider Cider - White House Farm, Salhouse Road, Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6LB
Tel: 07926 144282 / 01603 891638
For over 25 years the Crone family have been making artisan cider, apple juice and cider vinegar using traditional methods and endeavour to minimise their carbon footprint at every opportunity. Crone’s cider is made from dessert apples, cookers, and cider apples that are organically grown and no chemicals or concentrate is used. The freshly pressed juice is fermented, and the resulting Cider and Perry is allowed to mature and clear naturally.
Crone’s Cider is currently available to buy through Beers of Europe online and their products are also stocked in Rainbow Wholefoods in Norwich’s city centre.
Tel: 01379 687687
Harleston Cider Co
Harleston Cider Co are traditional cider makers based in the Waveney Valley along the Norfolk and Suffolk border. Established in 2010, when Ken their Master Cider Maker noticed apples going to waste in neighbours’ gardens, the business has gone from strength to strength. They use local produce for their craft ciders and source their apples from orchards in East Anglia and the Norfolk and Suffolk countryside. They also produce Fire Cider Vinegar and Ice Cider, which is made by taking freshly pressed apple juice and freezing it prior to fermentation. The freezing process concentrates natural sugars and flavours, resulting in a rich and syrupy ’Ice Cider’ that’s bursting with aromas of baked apple, honey, peach and apricot.
They regularly open their doors to visitors who are keen to discover how their craft cider, Ice Cider and Fire Cider Vinegar is made.
To find out more about Harleston Cider Co, see who stocks their range of products or to buy online, visit their website:
Harleston Cider Co - Unit 12 Forge Business Centre, Upper Rose Lane, Palgrave, IP22 1AP
Tel: 07932 362172 (Ruth)
Tel: 07886 940746 (Tim)
Burnard’s Cider have been producing CAMRA award winning cider on site at their family home in Banham since 1989. The ciders tend to be still and clear, which is the Eastern Counties style. Monty’s Double and Oaky Dokey are their more well-known ciders but they also produce one off seasonal cider depending on the batch of apples. All their ciders are fermented by the naturally occurring yeast, nothing is added or taken away. To find out how to get your hands on some Burnard’s cider- give them a call.
Tel: 07588 556889
The Norfolk Cider Shop
For more than 20 years Geoff and his brother have been producing and selling tasty Norfolk cider and apple juice from Wroxham Barns. The Norfolk Cider Shop stocks ciders from East Anglia’s finest producers and these can be sampled in the shop.
The Norfolk Cider Shop - Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU
Tel: 01603 784876
Jarrold Department Store, Bakers & Larners of Holt and many Co-op stores and Budgens across Norfolk stock locally produced Norfolk ciders.
Have we failed to mention your favourite Norfolk cider? Please get in touch with details.