The Cornish Cyder Farm produces strong traditional scrumpys, sparkling ciders, country wines, jams, preserves, brandy and has lots of friendly farm animals to entertain the children
The Cornish Cyder Farm produces strong traditional scrumpys, sparkling ciders, country wines, jams, preserves, brandy and has guided tours taking visitors through the press house, bottling house, jam kitchen, cyder museum, brandy distillery and the cellars. It is also possible to take a tractor ride through acres of beautiful fruit and apple orchards.
Strong farmhouse cider is produced using traditional methods. Cornish Scrumpy is pressed from specially selected cider apple fruit grown in the orchards and all the fruit is pressed and fermented in 25,000 litre vats. After fermentation it is left to mature prior to bottling and blending. Visitors to the farm can try the cyders before buying. The West Country is famous for cider production and cultivation of cider apple orchards. This was largely because of distance and time taken to get fresh fruit to major urban markets. It was easier to process the apples into cider.
There are two very different orchards at the cider farm. The original orchard was cleared and found to contain some rare Cornish apple trees including 'Captain Broad', 'Chacewater Longstem', 'Combe Rough Cooker', 'Cornish Longstem', 'Cornish Pine', 'King Byerd' and 'Late Victoria'. The cider orchard was planted with traditional cider varieties and the orchard is also home to damsons, plums and elderflower, processed for use in jams and country wines.
Converted from an old barn, Mowhay's Restaurant serves morning coffees, tasty homemade lunches and genuine Cornish Cream Teas. All the products of the farm are available to taste and buy at the farm shop. This is a working farm so suitable footwear should be worn. There is a toilet for disabled visitors and ramps are provided in all the main areas. The Cornish Cyder Farm is located in central Cornwall, a couple of miles off the main A30, and is open throughout the year apart from the end of December to mid January. There is ample free parking for cars and coaches.