Lyne Down cider and perry made comes mostly from their own orchards at the farm and comprises of some thirty different varieties of English cider apples and perry pears. It is made in the traditional way using an old fashioned wooden scratter mill and 120 year old antique stone twinscrew presses. The extracted juice is fermented in oak barrels until it is ready for sale. Nothing is added to the pure fruit, it is then simply blended to create specific recipes varying from medium sweet through to medium dry with abv's ranging from 5% to 7.5%.
Every year, they hold something called "The Big Apple" which is an open day designed to give folk the opportunity to see what work goes into the art of cider making.
Their "Roaring Meg" dry cider is available in both 500ml bottles and draught sold in 2.5, and 10 litre containers. In addition, they make various single variety ciders including a Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill and Stoke Red cider which are limited in quantity and often sell out before the end of the summer season. Perry varies with each vintage and comes bottled and slightly sparkling in a medium dry and also in still draught form which is a medium product. Again this product is in much demand and often sells out before the end of the summer season.
- Address: Mark Catlin, The Cider Barn, Lyne Down, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, HR8 2NT.
- Tel: 07756 108501.