Welcome to West Milton Cider Co Dorset Cidermakers

This is the home of West Milton Cider, producers of the award winning Lancombe Rising cider and a traditional barrelled cider known as West Dorset Real Cider. West Milton Cider CompanyWe produce Lancombe Rising, our naturally sparkling cider through the old English method of keeving, to produce a full flavoured refreshing drink.  The taste of apples and caramel are prominent as the cider finishes its fermentation in the bottle at a medium to sweet level, becoming drier as the cider matures.

This art of keeving cider is still used throughout Normandy and Brittany for all cider making, and is known as ‘cidre boucher’, but has largely disappeared in English production.  In November of 2009 we were very pleased to win a first prize at the “Concours de Cidre” at St Helen de Bondeville in Normandy.

Nick produces cider  in our barn at Lancombe Cross West Milton, pressing apples collected from orchards in this and the next village; both old and commercial.

The cider is a blend of juice from several varieties including Yarlington Mill, Chisel Jersey, Dabinett and Bulmers Norman. Lancombe Rising was 2nd the Bath & West Show 2014 & 2013

Our Draught cider -West Dorset Real Cider - was given the Bronze Award at the CAMRA National Cider Competition in Reading 2013

 


West Milton Cider Company News

Bath & West Show 2014

2nd Bottle Conditioned for Lancombe Rising


Powerstock Cider Festival Cook Book

Fantastic collection of recipes

Awards

Melplash Show 2013

1st for Medium Cider

Cup for Best Cider in Show


Bath & West Show 2013

2nd Bottle Conditioned Class

For our Lancombe Rising

3rd Bottle Sweet Cider


CAMRA National Cider Competiton 2013

West Milton Cider     Bronze Award


Powerstock Festival  2013

West Milton Cider 1st in Medium & Sweet cider competition


August 23rd 2012

Melplash Agricultural Show

West Milton Medium Cider 1st Prize

and "Best In Show"


2011
"Highly Commended"
Lancombe Rising - Royal Bath & West Show

2010
"Highly Commended"
Gall Medium Cider - Royal Bath & West Show

2009
Winner of Senator Christian Revet cup (Cider competition in Bondeville, France) with sparkling cider

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