Berkshire cider makers

There are 5 craft cider makers in the Royal County of Berkshire - as many as there are breweries. Apart from LAMBOURN VALLEY CIDER, they are:

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Ciderniks, Kintbury, Hungerford.
Proprietor: Nick Edwards.
Tel: 07885 296789.
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Nick started cider making in 2003, using mainly local fruit growing in the Kintbury/Inkpen area, as well as importing some Yarlington Mill apples from Herefordshire. His Yellowleg cider takes its name from the old nickname for Inkpen clay workers.

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Wyatt's Cider, Cold Ash, Thatcham.
Proprietor: Rick Wyatt.
Tel: 07775 711356.
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Rick made his first batch of cider in 2006, and it went down very well at Reading Beer and Cider Festival in May 2007. He is currently using fruit from some of the orchards to the east of Newbury formerly used by Lambourn Valley Cider, including the cider trees at Douai Abbey.

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Tutts Clump Cider, Bradfield, Reading.
Proprietor: Tim Wale.
Tel: 0118 974 4069
Fax: 0118 974 4637
Mob: 07836 296996
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Tim was introduced to the cider made by the monks of Douai Abbey in the 1960s, and was inspired to start making his own in 2006, using local cookers and eaters. Registered as a duty-exempt producer in early 2009, and is now selling his medium-dry, 6% cider on draught and in 500ml bottles.

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Salt Hill Cider, Slough.
Proprietor: Greg Davies.
Tel: 01753 823918
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A new addition to the ranks of Berkshire cider makers, Greg Davies started in 2008 using local fruit from the Maidenhead area. Producing freshly-pressed natural cider with no additives.

Royal Cider

A feature article which I wrote about West Berkshire Cider Makers appeared under this title in the Autumn 2009 edition of Beer, the quarterly supplement to CAMRA's What's Brewing, and is reproduced here courtesy of CAMRA.

Click here to read it in PDF format.