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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

| 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

| 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

| 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

| 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

| 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

| 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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Dartmouth Food Festival 23-25 October 2015

| October 19, 2015

We’ll be there – warm your hands, heart and soul with our spicy Mulled Cider, and taste all your other favourite drinks. You might not have tasted our Elderflower Cider. It’s been a huge success this summer and doesn’t seem to be dipping in sales with the cold weather. Perhaps it reminds us of the summer? […]

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Make your own Mulled Cider

| October 7, 2015

1 litre quality cider (Ashridge would be good!) Six cloves, four cinnamon sticks Other secret ingredients like ginger Sugar or honey (optional) A sliced orange or two Put the cider into a saucepan with the spices and bring slowly to the boil with the lid on. As soon as it starts to simmer turn off […]

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A taste of the Ashridge year

| January 27, 2015

It’s that quiet time of year again where we’re thinking about the coming year and reflecting on last year, which was really busy and productive. The harvest this year was long and the press and the apple pickers were operating on double shifts to deal with all the apples. We’ve made even more cider than […]

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