A Guide to the Best Cornish Cider Farms | Holidays in Cornwall
The UK has the highest consumption and production of cider in the world, with UK cider making up around 40% of the global market. Cider has many variations of flavours and appearance, so it can be difficult to pinpoint what makes Cornish cider so unique! Discover some of our favourite Cornish ciders and learn all about the processes of a working Cornish cider farm, in our guide to the best cider farms in Cornwall.
Healeys Cyder Farm
One of the best things to do when in Cornwall is to visit Healey’s Cyder Farm. There’s lots to do and learn at this family run farm, which is the largest independent cyder maker in Cornwall, located in Penhallow, near Truro. Take a tractor ride through the orchards and follow the journey from the field, to production, to bottle.
There is a wide selection of beverages, jams, preserves and sauces that the farm produces. The most popular beverages that Healey’s produces are their range of Rattler cyders. These come in a range of flavours, from original apple, to pear and berry. Over the last few years, the Healey’s family have introduced new Rattler flavours. These include delicious pineapple, peach, and strawberry and lime. Not only can you purchase these goods at the farm, they also have a dedicated sampling shop and jam kitchen to try out their delicious products. Enjoy your favourite Healey’s beverage, alongside a delicious pasty in their Old Bottlery Restaurant.
Cornish Orchards is a cider farm located in Duloe, where their famous cider is pressed, fermented, matured and packaged. They use freshly pressed apples that have been grown around the South West. The farm is also part of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate!
Although farm tours aren’t offered at Cornish Orchards, the team welcome visitors to visit the Cider Shop to test their delicious goods. They produce a range of ciders, apple juices and other soft drinks. Their most popular alcoholic beverage is their Gold Cider. For cider connoisseurs, Cornish Orchards also produce a farmhouse range, vintage and dry range. For those that prefer a fruity cider, they have a Blush range, Pear cider and a new addition to the Cornish Orchards family is their Hedgerow range. Take a look at the Cornish Orchards online shop to discover their range of ciders, soft drinks and seasonal specialties!
Polgoon is a vineyard and orchard located in Penzance. It is dedicated to producing award-winning Cornish wine, cider and juices. One of the youngest orchards in our guide, Polgoon’s Cornish cider was perfected by the summer of 2009. Their cider is called Aval, which is Cornish for ‘apple’. Their delicious sparkling cider is made using the “Methode Traditionelle”. This is the method that French winemakers use to produce sparkling wines. Polgoon’s best-selling Cornish cider is the Raspberry Aval.
Polgoon offers tours of their vineyard and orchard. Experience a fascinating insight into the activities of a working Cornish vineyard and orchard. They offer “Friday Feasts”, where you can enjoy delicious locally produced food, accompanied by Polgoon’s wine and cider. Enjoy a “Friday Feast” overlooking the breathtaking vineyard and orchard! To book a tour, click here.