Tuesday 23rd May, 2017
Is there a better way to end a hot day on the beach than with a glass of nicely chilled Cornish Cider? We’re not convinced there is. Cornwall is home to incredible food and drink producers and has a reputation for great food and many visit the county for this reason as well as the beaches and coast. We are really rather fond of an evening cider here at Gwel an Mor, enjoyed on The Terrace or the balcony of our luxury lodge in Cornwall.
Here are a few notable local ciders worth testing your taste buds with….
Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm
Just 20-minutes from us you’ll find Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm. Home to well renowned Corish Gold (we see this on draught in The Terrace) and Rattler the cyder farm hosts tours and events for the whole family. In September they also host a music festival which is well attended and great fun. Healey’s lead the pack for Cornish cider and we certainly enjoy a pint at the end of the day!
Based at Duloe near Liskeard Cornish Orchard’s has a reputation for full flavoured premium ciders. They are stocked throughout Cornwall and worth hunting down as a truly Cornish cider. We are particularly fond of the Blush Cider, a sparkling, light cider with Raspberries and Apple. Perfect refreshment.
Polgoon Cider & Vinyard
On the outskirts of Penzance you’ll find Polgoon. Here you can take tours and sample award winning wines and ciders still pressed and bottled by hand. Polgoon’s artisan wines and ciders have a great reputation and we really enjoy the sparkling avals. The tours here are a great way to spend an afternoon in the sun and you can stock up in the shop before you leave.
St Ives Cider
A great family business based out of the beautiful St Ives. The team here produce some excellent ciders and can often be found demonstrating the process of making cider at local events like Apple Day at Trevaskis Farm. Our personal favourite is Clodgy, a more traditional cloudy cider.
Haywood Farm Cider
Haywood Farm has been producing cider for 14-years and crafts some really delicious traditional cider. Sunday Cider Socials are hosted throughout the summer where you can enjoy the great produce and also enjoy some local live music and entertainment. You can buy cider from the farm in 10 and 20 litre bags. This is a great local experience!