Orchard Directory - UK list of apple orchards

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Cheshire

  • Eddisbury Fruit Farm

Yeld Lane
Kelsall, Cheshire
CW6 OTE
PYO apples, pears, damsons and plums; make own Cheshire Apple Juice and Cheshire Cider Telephone 01829 751300
Eddisbury

  • The Orchard at Briarfields

Whitchurch Road
Aston
Nantwich, Cheshire
CW5 8DJ
Phone: 01270 780828
Open: by appointment only

Directions: on A530, 5 miles south of Nantwich Description: Private collection of over 400 traditional varieties of apple. Small nursery selling apple trees (winter months only). Orchard restoration and planting consultancy. Training days. Apples: Over 400 different varieties of traditional varieties from UK covering over 800 years of fruit growing Other Fruit: Pears, plums, quine, medlar, damson, apricot, peach, nectarine, cherry, berries, vines.

  • Willington Fruit Farm - Farm Shop

Hillside Farm
Chapel Lane, Willington,Nr Kelsall , Tarporley, Cheshire
CW6 OPH
Telephone: +44(0)1829 751216
Willington Fruit Farm Website
Email
Directions,
Crops & Seasons
The farm shop at Willington fruit farm is set in the heart of Cheshire. Winsors farm shop is a family run business established over 50 years ago. Our Farm shop sells apples, rhubarb plants and all the usual fruit produce.

Over the years since Phil Winsor purchased our first farm in 1950 we have improved and added to the various fruits & veg that we grow. The first crops we grew were strawberries, gooseberries, rhubarb and blackcurrants. In 1953 we planted our first apple orchard - some of these trees are still producing an abundance of fruit year after year even though they are well over 50 years old. Since then we have added raspberries, runnerbeans, cabbage and much more seasonal produce. We are still running the farms as a family Partnership and we are widely renowned as one of the most northerly commercial producers of apples in the United Kingdom.

Devon

South Devon is covered by OrchardLink

Essex

  • Broadfields Farm

Pike Lane, Cranham near Upminster, Thames Chase
Telephone: +44(0)1708 641880

An orchard of old Essex varieties of apples and pears planted in November 1995. Apples: Chelmsford Wonder, D'arcy Spice, Discovery, George Cave, Grey Pippin, Pearl, Queen, Sturmer Pippin, Ton Apple, Waltham Abbey, Johnny Mount Pear

Please Note: We only have an orchard of old essex variety trees for the community to enjoy - you cannot pick and pay and take away the apples. Pam Worden, October 2006.


  • Crapes Fruit Farm

Andrew Tann
Rectory Road
Aldham, Colchester
C06 3RR
Telephone: +44(0)1206 212375

Over 150 varieties of apple grown, available from the farm shop or in mixed seasonal 7lb, 8lb, 13lb or 20lb boxes by mail order

  • Lathcoats Farm

Philip Taylor
Beehive Lane
Galleywood, Chelmsford
CM2 8LX
Telephone: +44(0)1245 266691
Website: Lathcoats Farm Shop Farm Shop is open Mon-Thurs & Sat 9:00 -5:00, Fridays 9:00 - 6:00, Sundays 10:00 - 4:00; year around.

As a family we have been growing English apples at Lathcoats Farm in Essex for more than 80 years. Lawrence Taylor came to Lathcoats in the early 1900's. Later his son Maurice took over. He opened the Farm Shop in the sixties. Now the farm is run by Maurice's sons, Stephen & Philip. At Lathcoats we grow varieties renowned for their flavour, on trees managed for the best eating quality rather than yield. Our modern fruit stores allow us to supply English Cox from October to April in the best possible condition.

The Farm Shop and Pick Your Own are the heart of the farm. Through them we can offer local food to local people, either produce from our own farm or from carefully selected local & regional producers. 12 single variety juices are available from farm shop. Apples: Forty varieties grown including Queen, Laxtons Fortune, St Edmunds Pippin, Lord Lambourne, Chelmsford Wonder, Kidds Orange, Blenheim Orange, Ashmeads Kernel, Chiver's Delight, D'Arcy Spice.


  • Lamberts Farm

Earls Colne
Colchester, Essex
CO6 2LE

Established in 1938, our 150 acre family farm grows traditional commercial varieties of apples. Directions: On the Great Tey to Earls Colne road. Ten minutes from A12. Sign posted from Great Tey.
Apples: Discovery, Worcester Pearmain, Cox, Bramley, Egremont Russet, Red Pippin, Idared & Lord Lambourne Other Fruit: Blackcurrants, Redcurrants, Quinces, Medlars.

Reportedly no longer producing apples.


  • Park Fruit Farm

Pork Lane
Great Holland
Nr Frinton-on-sea
Essex
Tel: 01255 67 4621
Park Fruit Farm

Park Fruit Farm is in the East Anglian region of England, and grows 50 varieties of apples, 4 of pears, ten varieties plums. It is a small family farm in 3rd generation. Everything is sold through the farm shop to local people, including fresh pressed untreated apple juice. Hours: Open for 10 months of the year- mid July through Christmas to the following May From July to Christmas - open 7 days a week , 9-5 Mon to Saturday, 10-4 Sunday New Year to mid May - Monday to Saturday 9-5 (mid May to mid July, phone for details).

Directions: By road (as if coming from London): take the A12 eastwards past Chelmsford. On reaching Colchester, take the third, northern exit onto the A120 towards Harwich and Clacton. After a few miles take the exit onto the A133 , at the Frating roundabout take towards Clacton, Weeley and Frinton. On reaching the Weeley roundabouts keep left on the B1033 towards Thorpe, Frinton and Walton. Follow the B1033 road through Thorpe, straight on at the mini roundabout. Keep straight on for a couple of miles of countryside. Turn right into Pork Lane, opposite the turning is a big house called 'The Firs'. If you get to Kirby Cross you have gone too far. Continue along Pork Lane for 1 mile (1 sharp bend, then a railway crossing, a second sharp bend). The farm shop is located and signed on the third sharp bend. Visit website for rail and bus transportation. Apples: Adams Pearmain, Ashmeads Kernal, Beauty of Bath, Belle de Boskoop, Blenheim Orange, Bramley, Charles Ross, Cox, Crispin, D'Arcy Spice, Discovery, Egremont Russet, Ellison's Orange, Elstar, Fiesta, Fukin-Ishuki, Gala, George Cave, Gloster, Grenadier, Ida Red, James Grieve, Jonagold, Kent, Kidd's Orange Red, Reine des Reinettes, Lane's Prince Albert, Laxton Epicure, Lord Lambourne, Pixie, Ribston Pippin, Spartan, Striped Beefing, Suntan, Tydeman's, Vistabella, William Crump, Worcester Pearmain.

Gloucestershire

(GOG) was formed in 2001 with an aim to conserve, promote and celebrate traditional orchards.


Hampshire

  • Blackmoor Farm Shop

Blackmoor, Liss,
GU33 6BS
Tel: 01420 473782

Apple producers, wholesalers & retailers. Farm shop with a wide variety of local produce including fruit and vegetables, home-baked cakes, large selection of home-baked frozen food ranging from quiches to luxury desserts; nursery tree stock and herbs. Opening times: Mon to Sat: 9.00am –5.00pm; Sun: 10.00am – 4.00pm.

  • Hill Farm Orchard Products

Chris Mason,
Droxford Road, Swanmore,
SO32 2PY
Tel: 01489 878685

Wholesalers of apples, pears, soft fruit and apple juice. Apple juice is available in six different varieties: Original (Cox/Bramley), Cox, Discovery, Russet, Bramley, Greensleeves. Apply for details and lists of stockists.

  • Fruitwise

Stephen and Julia Hayes
Botley Hampshire
tel 01489 796790
e-mail: stephen.hayes1@virgin.net
Visit the Fruitwise website
We have 5 acres of mainly old English apple varieties such as Ellison's Orange, Miller's Seedling, Orleans Reinette, Winter King and many others, also cider and preserves. Apples available in season, August to January from local outlets, Botley market (Friday afternoons), local farmer's markets and direct from us. Free tastings.


  • Leckford Estate

Leckford, Stockbridge,
SO20 6JF
Tel: 01264 810634

Apples, pears, honey, variety of estate-grown mushrooms, apple juice. Milk delivered to your door. Fruit farm shop open Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 12.30; 1.00pm – 5.00pm; Closed on Sat; Open Sunday: 2.00pm – 4.30pm; Longstock Park Nursery open Mon to Sat: 8.30am – 4.30pm; Sun: 2.00 – 5.00pm during March – Oct.

Isle of Wight

  • Afton Park Nursery & Orchard

Specialist plant nursery & working orchard. Large stock of usual and unusual plants, trees and shrubs. The orchard has a variety of apple trees with apples available from late August, IW honey and its own award winning apple juice.

Mr B Barnes
Afton Park Nursery & Orchard
Newport Road
Afton Freshwater
Isle of Wight
PO40 9XR
Tel: 01983 755774

  • Ashey Valley Apples

Apple juice

Sharon Orchard is the largest commercial orchard on the Island with 3,000 trees and the freshly pressed apple juice is made from quality English apples, mainly Cox and Bramley. Our aim is to produce fresh quality products without the use of additives or colourings. The juice is available from small and large retailers throughout the Isle of Wight and Wightlink ferries are a major customer. 250ml & 735ml bottles available.

Mrs S McNally
108 Station Road
Wootton
Isle of Wight
PO33 4RG


Kent

  • Brogdale Horticultural Trust

Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham
Tel: +44 (0)1795 535286

Brogdale website

The National Fruit Collection has 4,000 varieties of fruit in 30 acres of orchards; pears, apples, plums, cherries, currants, quinces, medlars and many other fruits. Citrus displays, an apple exhibition and demonstration gardens. A large plan centre and gift shop. Light refreshments; picnic site.

  • The Barn Yard

Mike Blee,
Gore Farm,
Oak Lane, Upchurch,
Sittingbourne,
ME9 7BE
Tel: 01634 235059/362500 or Answerphone: 01634 388856

Series of shops sited around a courtyard of restored farm buildings. They include the Farm Shop selling seasonally fresh, locally produced fruit and vegetables; The Dairy – with over 80 different cheeses; Flower Shop - specialising in dried flowers and basketware; The Pantry – wide range of apple juices, mustards, preserves, etc; also The Coffee Shop, The Gift Byre, and the Gore Farm Trails – three different farm trails to demonstrate conservation alongside high level production on a modern fruit farm. Pick-Your-Own – fruit and vegetables in season. Open daily - June to August: 10.00am – 6.00pm; September to May: 10.00am to 5.00pm. Closed Mondays.

  • Chegworth Valley Fruit Farm

Chegworth, Maidstone ME17 1DE
(+44(0)1622 859272)
Neals Place Farm
Ken Jordan,
Neals Place Road,
Canterbury,
CT2 8HX
Tel: 01227 765632 or mobile: 0802 211434

This 30-acre holding produces a wide range of fruit and vegetables including strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, cherries, plums, apples, potatoes, runner beans, sweetcorn and beetroot. In addition to the Pick Your Own, there is now a new farm shop open daily May to October. During strawberry season (May/July) shop open 10.00am-8.00pm and then 2.00pm-7pm thereafter. Telephone for details.

  • Pawley Farm Traditional Kentish Cider

Angela and Derek Macey,
Painters Forstal,
Faversham,
ME13 0EN
Tel: 01795 532043

The Maceys believe in doing things the old fashioned way. All cider is produced at Pawley Farm using its own apples and the family's 200-year-old recipe. To ensure a superior flavour, only oak casks are used to ferment the cider which is left to mature for between 18 months and two years. All the cider is unpasteurised so each year's products have their own unique taste – and cider comes in three types: sweet, medium and dry. Opportunities to visit the orchards and enjoy a tour of the production plant. Ring for details – larger orders/caterers welcome.

  • Penshurst Vineyards

David Westphal,
Grove Road,
Penshurst,
near Tonbridge,
TN11 8DU
Tel/fax: 01892 870255
Penshurst

Visitors can stroll among the vines and visit the winery to taste the wines, apple wine and apple juice – all of which can all be purchased in the shop. In the grounds are a mob of wallabies, rare breed sheep, exotic wildfowl, a plant centre, picnic area and ample parking space. Facilities for disabled people. Guided tours and groups by arrangement. Open daily from 10am, closed Christmas week and weekends in January and February.

  • Perry Court Farm

Martin and Heidi Fermor,
Perry Court,
Bilting,
Ashford,
TN25 4ES
Tel: 01233 812408

Well-stocked farm shop open daily from 8.30am-6.00pm including Sundays. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are sold fresh from the farm, along with locally produced meats, 80 English cheeses and game in season. Perry Court Farm grows and sells more than 100 varieties of apples, plus a wide variety of plums and pears. Its own apples are pressed into juice available in six flavours. Soft fruit includes strawberries, raspberries, red, black and white currants and gooseberries. The Fermors also grow a broad range of salad and maincrop potatoes, including the prized gourmet salad potato, Pink Fur Apple. Customers can enjoy regular food tastings based on the philosophy: Try Before You Buy! A selection of locally-raised bedding plants, ornamental trees and shrubs also on sale.

  • Pippins Fruit Farm

Maidstone Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4AB
DJ Knight, +44(0)1892 824569).

Open: mid June - December. Holds an Apple Day celebration each year. Fruit includes 30 varieties of apples, plums and cobnuts plus apple juice, wine and cider from the farm shop. PYO.

  • Ringden Farm Apple Juice

Chris Dench,
Ringden Farm,
Hurst Green,
Etchingham,
TN19 7QY
Tel: 01580 879570

A range of farm-pressed cloudy apple juices. The most popular line is a Cox/Bramley blend which is available in 330ml and one litre glass bottles. Single variety juices such as Cox, Bramley, Jonagold, Russet and Worcester are available in one litre glass bottles. Visitors can sample the juice and see the product being made. Apples and pears available. Larger orders welcome.

Somerset

  • Charlton Orchards

Creech St Michael, Taunton
TA3 SPF
(+44(0)1823 412979)
Robin & June Small, Matthew Freudenberg.

30 kinds of apples, pears, plums, damsons etc. 10 single variety apple juices, jams, jellies and chutneys from the farm orchard. 61b gift boxes of apples sent by post, recipe books and fruit trees for sale. Take a walk through their 45 acres of orchards and visit the farm shop and tea room. They celebrate Apple Day each year and usually have a stall at the Apple Day at Montecute House as well.

  • North Perrott Fruit Farm

North Perrott, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 7SR
Tel/Fax: 01460 43451

The North Perrott Fruit Farm was established in 1930. Cropping currently consists of Dessert Apples, Culinary Apples, Cider Apples, Pears, Plums and Potatoes. There is also a small nursery producing container grown trees. The farm also produces Parrett Brand Apple Juice, its own farm pressed Somerset apple juice. Land not currently growing fruit is being rotated with maize and linseed. The Parrett Brand Farm Shop sells seasonally available produce from the North Perrott Fruit Farm where we grow a large selection of apples, pears and plums as well as producing our own farm pressed apple juices. Our fruit is grown under the Assured Produce scheme which certifies our commitment to safe, healthy and environmentally sensitive farming which we believe is essential for consumer confidence and the survival of British horticulture. Directions: The North Perrott Garden Centre is our retail outlet. It is located on the A3066, the main road through North Perrott. The A3066 is the main road south to the coast from Yeovil to Bridport.

Directions:
- From Yeovil take the A30 to Crewkerne and turn left onto the A3066 at Haselbury Plucknett. North Perrott is approximately 1 mile south.
- From the A303 take the A356 to Crewkerne. At Crewkerne take the A30 to Yeovil and turn right onto the A3066 at Haslebury Plucknett. North Perrott is approximately 1 mile south.
- Approaching from the south take the A3066 to Yeovil. The road goes through North Perrott just before joining the A30 at Haselbury Plucknett.

PYO Apples: George Cave, Discovery, Katy, James Grieve, Worcester Pearmain, Howgate Wonder, Sunset, Cox, Red Pippin, Bramley, Kidds Late Orange, Blenheim Orange, Spartan, Golden Delicious, Idared.

  • Stawell Fruit Farm

Regrettably no longer growing fruit.

  • West Bradley Orchards

West Bradley, Glastonbury
BA6 8LT
(+44(0)1458 850227)
Edward Clifton-Brown
Apples, pears and apple juice.

Suffolk

  • Peake Orchards

Hill Farm
Boxford
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 5NY
Tel: +44 (0)1787 210348

The Peake Family have been growing in excess of 20 varieties of traditional English apples on their 250 acre orchards, in the midst of the Suffolk countryside, for over 60 years. In the 50's and 60's the Peake family supplied prestigious London Stores and Hotels with fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products and they soon built up a reputation for producing top quality wholesome food. They were also founder members of the Soil Association and as pioneers of this movement, grew a wide variety of organic fruit, cereals and vegetables. Order traditional English apple varieties online.


Sussex

  • Costrong Fruit Farm & Nursery

Sally Cave,
Kirdford,
Billingshurst,
RH14 0LA
Tel: 01403 820622/820391 (farm manager)

This is one of the last fruit farms in this part of West Sussex, which grows well over 20 varieties of apple and pears. These may be purchased in the farm shop along with a range of home-grown salad crops and soft fruit in addition to other fresh fruit and vegetables, ice cream, herbs, spices and health foods. Some bedding plants and vegetable plugs available. Shop open daily from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Winter weekend closing time is 4pm.

  • Roundstone Farm Shop

P Langmead,
Littlehampton Road,
Ferring,
Worthing,
BN12 6PW
Tel: 01903783817

Seasonal produce grown on the farm includes potatoes and other root vegetables, peas, beans, brassicas and apples and pears. Range complemented by vegetables and fruits bought in from the local area. Also on sale are local honeys, pickles, jams, pet foods and household products. Locally-raised flowers, trees and shrubs are sold in the garden centre. Retail farm shop open Monday to Saturday: 9.00am-5.00pm; Sun: 10.00am - 4.00pm; closed Christmas Day only.

  • Barnsgate Manor Vineyard

Herons Ghyll,
Nr Uckfield,
TN22 4DB
Tel: 01825 713366

Tea room, restaurant, vineyard wine & gift Shop. Marked trail around the vineyard, with a chance to meet the Barnsgate llamas and donkeys. The shop stocks a full range of home-made white and apple wines and unusual gifts, preserves, mustards, alpaca knitwear and souvenirs. Vineyard opening hours: 10.00am – 5.00pm – all year - seven days a week. Restaurant: open daily for lunch and some evenings also available for functions – please enquire.

  • Middle Farm Countryside Centre

Middle Farm,
Firle, Lewes,
BN8 6LJ
Tel 01323 811411

Middle Farm Countryside Centre is part of a 625-acre working farm at the foot of the South Downs. Open farm – watch Jersey cows being milked, meet calves, pigs, bantams, chickens, etc. Visit the English Farm Cider Centre home to the National Collection of Cider and Perry including daily pressings of fresh juice. Restaurant serving farmhouse baking, light lunches and Sussex cream teas; garden section with a variety of plants and wide choice of herbs; farm shop- selling traditional and organic produce; traditional butchery specialising in organic and additive-free meat; Open every day from 10.00am – 5.00pm.

  • Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard & Woodland Nature Trail

Roy Cook,
Cripp's Corner,
Sedlescombe,
Nr Robertsbridge,
TN32 5SA
Tel: 01580 830715 or freephone: 0800 980 2884

Meander through the vineyards and ancient woodlands, sample our organic English wines, traditional Sussex ciders and fruit juices. Discover how wine is made with a visit to our winery and learn about organic food production. The farm shop contains local crafts, whole-foods and organic wines from around the world as well as wines, ciders and juices produced on site. Opening hours: daily from 10.00am to 5.30pm in April to December; January to March at weekends only.

  • Tendring Fruit Farm

Tony Eales,
Magham Down,
Hailsham,
BN27 3RQ
Tel: 01323 841812

Pick-Your-Own apples in season – 27 varieties - August to October at weekends, also on sale in farm shop.


Yorkshire

  • Ampleforth Abbey Orchard

Ampleforth Abbey
York
Telephone: 0044 1439 766899
Open: Monday-Friday 14:30 - 16:30, August through November

Directions: Situated 4 miles South of Helmsley on the road from Ampleforth to Oswaldkirk, just next to Ampleforth Abbey

Description: The Ampleforth Abbey Orchards have their roots in planting endeavours of Abbot Oswald Smith at the beginning of the 20th century. However apple trees have been grown by Ampleforth monks since their arrival in the valley in 1802. The present orchard has been constantly expanded and remodelled since its inception and extends now over 2 hectares, comprising some 2000 trees. Apples: There are 64 varieties of apples still grown in the orchard, although only 45 are really cultivated. Some of the earliest varieties are Vista Bella and Beauty of Bath, some of the latest are Wagner and Belle de Boscop. Amongst the favourites of many, like Egremont Russet, Sunset and Fiesta, are the real veterans such as Ashmead's Kernel and Ribston Pippin (the oldest variety grown in Ampleforth, originating from a tree grown locally at Ribston Hall in the 17th century).

  • Yorkshire Orchards

White House Farm
Bolton Lane, Wilberfoss, York
East Riding of Yorkshire
zip: YO41 5NX
Telephone: +44 (0)1759 380375
Open: open days, weekends when in season (while stocks of apples last)

Yorkshire Orchards
Directions: See website for full directions. We are just off the A1079 York-Hull road, about 10 miles outside York. If you are coming from York take the left turn off the A1079 towards Bolton, about half a mile after the village of Wilberfoss. We are approx 300 yards down the road on the right.

Description: We supply a wide range of specialist apples, from Yorkshire and around the world.We currently grow over 120 different varieties, and aim to plant more. We have a wide range of dessert, culinary and dual purpose apples, and are planting cider and crab apples as well. We also offer a service where we will look after a tree on your behalf - please ask for details

Apples: Wide range of Yorkshire, English, and International varieties - both classic and modern. We are planting some unusual varieties including Chivers Delight, Dog’s Snout, Annie Elizabeth. Also Ribston Pippin, Kidd's Orange Red, Red Pippin, Katy and more.

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