Fair Oak cider is made on a farm in Herefordshire in a seventeenth-century stone mill which is once again, after a gap of a hundred years, being worked by a horse. Tommy the mill horse is a Gypsy Cob, who for most of the year lives up in the hills above Hay-on-Wye.
We harvest old varieties of cider apples from small orchards around the Golden Valley, crush them in the mill, and then squeeze them through hessian on the stone press in the traditional way.
Through winter and spring the juice ferments in the cider house, being checked and racked regularly as the flavours develop. No artificial ingredients are added. The result is a range of refreshing craft ciders – dry, medium and sweet, still and sparkling. Each year we produce one single-variety still cider, as well as several blends.
Visitors are welcome by appointment to come and taste and buy the cider in our bottling room above the mill house. On certain weekends in the autumn visitors are able to watch Tommy the mill horse at work.
Dates of autumn open weekends will be announced on our website (www.fairoakcider.co.uk).
- Free entry
- Private parking
- Disabled access
- Off-grid (no Wi-Fi)
- Rural location
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