Welcome to Bridge Farm Cider
At Bridge farm we take pride in producing award winning ciders from the finest traditional orchards across South Somerset and Dorset. We will only use traditional cider apples from local orchards, all within a tractor journey from the farm. Our ciders are crafted using traditional methods reflecting the heritage of traditional farmhouse ciders with a modern artisanal twist.
The cider apple harvest starts for us on October and will run through to December, once the apples are harvested the apples will be blended before pressing often with more than 11 local varieties going into each pressing. The fruit is washed and the bad apples removed by hand prior to being milled and then pressed through our hydraulic press dating from the early 1900's. The milled apples are built up in layers between racks and cloths to form what is called a cheese. The cheese is placed in the press and the juice extracted. The remaining pomace (pulp) is stored for winter feed for the sheep that graze our orchards during the late winter and early spring months resulting in very little waste from the process.
We now also offer an increasing range of 500ml bottle sparkling ciders and award winning Perry. Its not all about cider at Bridge Farm, we love apples so we press and bottle on average eight varieties of apple juice depending on the growing season. The apples are all british varieties and vary from the sweet Egremont Russet to the the delicious crisp Browns apple.