Cider Diary…

National Cider Championships 2022 at the Royal Bath and West Show

Every one of our entries this year was awarded a certificate!

Another very pleasing year for us all here at Bollhayes, with all of our entries receiving merit from the judges. Very happy to see the Perry winning the Championship Cup too.

Events and Tastings coming up…

  • 4 August Kingsbridge Market 9 – 2pm
  • 10 August Exford Horse Show 8am – 6pm
  • 11 August Kingsbridge Market 9 – 2pm
  • 13 August Dartmouth Farmers Market 9 – 2pm
  • 14 August Taunton Independent Market 10 – 3pm
  • Every Friday Minehead Farmers Market 8.30 -1pm

Reviews and Media…

On receiving a bottle of our 2003, and another of our as yet unreleased 2017, Adam Wells has written this remarkable piece at ‘Malt’…

For further reviews of our ciders together with a pantheon of the worlds finest cider makers go to

The Fine Cider Summer Tasting…


Hot on the heels of The Cider Salon Bristol, we are soon to be at The Fine Cider Summer Tasting at The Store X, 180 The Strand, London.

Felix Nash of The Fine Cider Co says, “It will be perhaps the finest showcase of ciders & perries London has ever seen, and is a rare chance to taste across the spectrum – the flavour map of cider at its best – poured and elucidated by the makers themselves.”

Tickets and more details can be found here:


Bollhayes Bottle Fermented Cider wins Bronze at the British Cider Championships…

…amidst tough competition…. The wealth and diversity of fine bottled ciders seen at the championships speaks of a new wave of availability and appreciation of artisan cider. Farmhouse cider is fabulous, no question (our dry and sweet farmhouse won first prize at the Devon County Show), but there is so much more to cider now. Producers are vying with wines and spirits on every level, from Pét Nat, Méthod Traditionelle, Keeved, Perry, Pommeau, Ice & Fire and Eau de Vie. There are ciders with which to celebrate, to complement and pair with food, or simply to drink with great pleasure.