UK Suppliers List

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[Editor's Note - June 2003: This list of suppliers needs to be reviewed and updated. If you can supply any information or updates, please contact ]

The following is a list of suppliers of books, equipment, trees, etc; in fact anything which may be useful for cider and perry making. If you know of any suppliers who aren't listed below, please let me know. If you are looking for general homebrewing suppliers, please consult the UK-Homebrew Suppliers List1 . Appearance in this list should not be taken as an endorsement of the supplier or its goods. No contributor to this list has any connection with any of the companies listed.

If you are phoning from outside of the UK, drop the initial zero of all phone numbers and replace with 44 (the country code for the UK).

This list was compiled by Gillian Grafton. The list is as accurate as I can make it, but no liability is accepted for the contents.

Apple and Pear Juice

Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Brogdale Road
Faversham
Kent
ME13 8XZ
Tel. 01795 535286 or 535462
Fax. 01795 531710
Sells apple and pear juice from the world's largest collection of apples (over 2,300 varieties) and pears (over 500 varieties). The juices are preservative free and unpasteurised, they are preserved in vacuum packed glassware.

Fortnum and Mason's
London
Sells apple juices from Brogdale.

Apple and Pear Trees

Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Brogdale Road
Faversham
Kent
ME13 8XZ
Tel. 01795 535286 or 535462
Fax. 01795 531710
World's largest collection of apple and pear trees. Sell direct to the public or to commercial growers.

Deacons Nursery
Godshill
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 3HW
Tel. 01983 840750

Keepers Nursery
Gallants Court
East Farleigh
Maidstone
ME15 0LE
Tel/Fax 01622726465
Fruit tree specialists with over 500 old and modern apple, pear, plum, and cherry varieties in stock. Send SAE for catalogue.

Thornhayes Nursery
St. Andrews Wood
Dulford
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 2DF
Tel. 01884 266746
Fax. 01884 266739
Growers of a wide range of West Country cider apple trees including 70 cider varieties. Also stock perry pears. Deliver throughout the UK.

Books

HMSO sells a range of technical books relating to cider making and apple and pear growing. For a listing of individual books on these subjects, consult the book list.

HMSO Publications Centre
P.O. Box 276
London
SW8 5DT
Tel. orders: 0171 873 9090
General Tel. enquiries: 0171 873 0011
Fax orders: 0171 873 8200

HMSO Bookshops

Equipment

The Homebrew Shop
10 Alexander Road
Farnborough
Hampshire
GU14 6DA
Tel. 01252 540386
Fax. 01252 524339
Email: Danny@deegee.demon.co.uk
Sells fruit presses and crushers suitable for cider and perry making.

Vigo Vineyard Supplies
Bollhayes
Clayhidon
Devon
EX15 3PN
Tel. 01823 680230 (office hours) Tel. 01823 680844 (24 hr)
Sells a range of apple crushers and cider presses.

Identification of Fruit Varieties

Fruit Naming
Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Brogdale Road
Faversham
Kent
Tel. 01795 535286 or 535462
Fax. 01795 531710
Will undertake to identify your fruit variety so long as it is not grown from seed. Send 3 typical fruits packed in newspaper or bubble wrap. Also send a few leaves and as many details as possible about the tree, eg age, season it crops, locality etc. Cost 10 pounds.

Studying Cider Making

Worcestershire College of Agriculture
Hindlip
Worcester
Hereford and Worcester
WR3 8SS
UK
Tel. 01905 451310
Currently the only place in the UK where you can study cider making. The College is well respected and frequently approached by organisations such as CAMRA for its advice on cider making. For a listing of courses available with times and prices, please consult the events guide.

Professional Cidermakers' Associations

The National Association of Cidermakers
Secretary, Bob Price
6 Catherine Street
London WC2B 5JJ
Tel. 0171 836 2460
Includes all major cidermakers in the UK.

The South West Cidermakers Association
Chris Coles
Marsh Barton Farm
Clyst Street
George
Exeter EX3 0QH
Tel. 01392 876658
Open to all cidermakers producing less than 1,000 gallons per year.

The Three Counties Cider and Perry Association
Secretary: Janet Mackay
Glebe Farm
Aylton
Ledbury
Herefordshire HR8 2RQ
Tel. 01531 670518
Formed in July 1992 to represent and promote the interests of members in their cider and perry making activities. Membership is open to anyone who is a cider or perry maker. Associate membership is available for individuals who are not makers but are interested in the association's aims.

Visiting - Interesting Places to See

Bicton Park (James Countryside Museum)
East Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton
Devon EX9 7DP
Tel. 01395 68465

Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Brogdale Road
Faversham
Kent
ME13 8XZ
Tel. 01795 535286 or 535462
Fax. 01795 531710
Brogdale Horticultural Trust is a registered charity on a former Ministry of Agriculture Station. It incorporates the National Fruit Collections (over 2,300 varieties of apples, 500 of pears, 350 of plums, and 220 of cherries as well as currants, gooseberries, nuts, medlars, and quinces). Guided walks are always available and a range of exhibitions and special events are staged. Opens every day (weekends and bank holidays included) from Easter to Christmas. 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Burrow Hill Cider
Pass Vale Farm
Burrow Hill
Kingsbury Episcopi
Martock
Somerset
TA12 5BU
Tel. 01460 240782
Display of copper stills, barrels and oak vats. Tours. Produces Somerset Royal Cider Brandy. Open 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

The Cider Museum
Pomona Place
Hereford HR4 0LW
Tel. 01432 354207
Opening times: Easter to October, seven days a week, 10 am to 5:30 pm. November to Easter, Monday to Saturday only, 1 pm tp 5 pm. Consult the events page for a listing of activities occuring at the museum.

Cotehele Mill
Cotehele Estate
St. Dominick
Saltash
Cornwall PL12 6TA
Tel. 01579 50434
Run by the National Trust. The estate has a fine traditional cider house.

English Farm Cider Centre
Middle Farm
Firle
Lewes
East Sussex
Tel. 01323 811411
Describes itself as "A festival of cider and perry all year round." Has 185 examples of cider with 80 on draught. On the A27 between Lewes and Eastbourne. Open every day, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Guernsey Folk Museum
Saumarez Park
Catel
Guernsey
Tel. 01481 55384.

Hereford and Worcester County Museum
Hartlebury Castle
Hartlebury near Kidderminster
Worcestershire DY11 7XZ
Tel. 01299 250416 or 250560.

Perry's Cider Mills
Dowlish Wake
Ilminster
Somerset
Tel. 01460 52681
Cider making can be witnessed in the autumn. The rest of the year there is a static display of cider making equipment. The gift shop is open year round selling cider and Somerset Royal Cider Brandy. Opening times: Weekdays 9am to 1 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Saturdays 9:30 am to 1 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Sundays 10 am to 1 pm. Spring and Summer Bank Holidays 9:30 am to 1 pm.

Somerset Rural Life Museum
Abbey Farm
Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury
Somerset BA6 8DB
Tel. 01458 32903.

Tiverton Museum
St. Andrew Street
Tiverton
Devon EX16 6PH
Tel. 01884 256295.

Valley Wine Cellars
Drusillas Corner
Alfriston
East Sussex
Tel. 01323 870532 or 870234.
Includes a cider museum.

Editor's Note - June 2003
1. Website no longer available.

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