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In pursuit of liquid GOLD

In pursuit of liquid GOLD

| September 29, 2016

Long gone are the days of finding warm and vinegary cider behind the bar; now, there’s a cider revolution going on. There are plenty of quality ciders being kept in excellent condition in bars right across the west country. The best way to keep craft ciders to these high standards is by serving them from […]

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Ashridge Sparkling Cider – one of 50 Foods to try before you die!

Ashridge Sparkling Cider – one of 50 Foods to try before you die!

| July 29, 2016

We’re pleased to be up there with the Daily Telegraph products listed as ’50 Foods to Try Before you Die’: Ashridge Sparkling Vintage Brut Cider Made like a traditional-method sparkling wine from several varieties of bittersweet and sharp apples grown in Devon, this is really a cross between a cider and a sparkling wine. The […]

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Would you like to work for us?

Would you like to work for us?

| July 12, 2016

Production Assistant / Delivery Driver Ashridge Cider is looking for someone to assist with various production duties around the yard and in the warehouse, and to deliver our cider and soft drinks throughout the West Country. You must be practical, show initiative and be able to take responsibility for some production tasks, and demonstrate an […]

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Elderflower Power – 2 Silver Awards

Elderflower Power – 2 Silver Awards

| June 14, 2016

Anything to do with elderflower seems to be increasingly popular these days.  Some of the Ashridge team have been out busily picking tray after tray of elderflowers this month You may have seen the huge, frothy, creamy flowers in the hedges. People often ask us where we collect them. We have to be fussy and […]

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Sparkling, Organic and Delicious

Sparkling, Organic and Delicious

| May 23, 2016

Probably better known for our delicious Devon Ciders, Ashridge also make a really tasty range of organic sparkling soft drinks with a touch of fizz. All sparkling, all organic and all very delicious. Ashridge don’t compromise on quality, and use only the best ingredients. We blend, process and pack the bottled drinks ourselves.  Last June we were all out in the […]

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A Match Made in Devon

A Match Made in Devon

| April 13, 2016

We all know about matching food with wine, and more recently with craft beers. But now the season of Food and Drink festivals is on us, our imaginations get into gear, and we are on the look-out for inspiration from Chefs, producers and places to eat out. Don’t forget – a good evening’s not only […]

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Yesterday it was a field – today it’s a cider orchard

Yesterday it was a field – today it’s a cider orchard

| April 6, 2016

We hope you have all survived the long wet winter we’ve had. We’ve never known it so wet in the orchards at this time of year. Things are at last improving and in fact last week we planted a brand new orchard using an amazing mechanised tree planter and we put in 2500 trees in […]

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Big Bottle Apple Juice

Big Bottle Apple Juice

| April 6, 2016

Last autumn we invested in a fancy new belt press which has increased our capacity to mill and press apples tremendously. Every tank available is now full of cider. Our new press has meant we can now press our own Apple Juice too.Our latest addition to the Ashridge range is a delicious Apple Juice in […]

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Last Orders before Christmas and New Year

Last Orders before Christmas and New Year

| December 2, 2015

Ashridge will be closed over Christmas and New Year. CLOSING 23rd DECEMBER UNTIL JANUARY 4th. Please see delivery dates for Christmas and the New Year below, and please plan ahead. We’ve had a massive crop of apples this year and we are all looking forward to a break after all that picking and pressing in […]

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Apples, apples everywhere

Apples, apples everywhere

| November 4, 2015

Can’t see the ground for apples at the moment – both in the orchards and the yard. Looks like a really good harvest this year with nice juicy apples and lots of them. We’re getting used to our new press, washing area and the new speed of production. Lots of cider’s promised for this coming […]

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