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It's Always Summer with Cider!

Come and join us this summer!
 

This year we're celebrating all things cider; from new ciders, to special offers and cider competitions!

Come and be a part of our Buy 4 get 1 Free offer, make your own cider competition sponsored by Westons and lots of other cider themed festivities! 

We can't wait to see you there...

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Westons

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Henry Weston began cider making at the family farm in Herefordshire back in 1880. Generations later and the land and production continues to this day, with fourth-generation family member Helen Thomas proudly continuing the family tradition. Remaining independent is what makes them special and unique, allowing Westons to make ciders true to character and matured for flavour. It’s evident for all to see that Henry’s cidermaking skills have been passed down the generations, with the craftmanship reflected in the authenticity and quality of their ciders.


Producing over 30 different ciders & perries 

Our wide range of ciders and perries from cloudy scrumpy through to organic, sparkling vintage, is constantly subject to strict quality control and a policy of innovation keeps us ahead of the competitive cider market. Based at the original farm 'The Bounds', Westons Cider employs more than 200 people, produces over 30 different ciders and perries and has a turnover of over £58 Million.

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Your Tasting Notes

Here are three delicious ciders Westons Cider produce at their Cider Mill in Herefordshire and are available at your local Ember Inns. 

Stowford Press 
Style: Medium-dry cider, ABV 4.5%
Smell notes: A cidery, cider fruit aroma, developed during the slow maturation period.
Tasting notes: A refreshing medium-dry sparkling cider that is bursting with the delicious flavour of crisp cider apples. 

Old Rosie 
Style: Cloudy cider, ABV 7.3%
Smell notes: Classic ‘scrumpy’ aroma, with scents of bittersweet apples, hay barns and honey.
Tasting notes: A balance of sweetness and acidity, to complement the bitterness of traditional cider apples. 

Rosie’s Pig Flat Tyre Rhubarb Cider 
Style: Cloudy sparkling cider with Rhubarb, ABV 4%
Smell notes: Complex with distinctive rhubarb hint.
Tasting notes: Satisfyingly complex, slightly astringent with a hint of citrus and a tart finish.

Bulmers

H.P. ‘Percy’ Bulmer was just 20 when he pressed the first drop of Bulmers cider in 1887. He used apples from the orchard of his father’s rectory in Hereford, and history was made. Bulmers built their first factory just a year later, and in 1905 they made a leap forward with the appointment of Dr Herbert Durham who pioneered modern cider-making processes that are still used today.

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Your tasting notes

At Ember Inns we serve the original Bulmers cider, perfectly poured over ice.
 

Bulmers Original Apple

Style: Medium-dry cider, ABV 4.5%

Tasting notes: A combination of softer culinary apples and sharper bittersweet apples provides a cider rich in depth and character, perfect for drinking any time.

Aspall

Clement Chevallier started making cyder at Aspall Hall in Suffolk in 1728, and eight generations on the family is still crafting the highest quality products. Clement brought apple trees over from his native Jersey, and while waiting for them to mature, purchased apples locally to make his first batch of cyder. Today, Clement’s ancestor Henry continues the tradition, sharing the history of Aspall – and his passion – across the world.    

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Tradition and innovation

Aspall has been making cyder – and cyder-vinegar - for over 300 years, combining tradition with innovation. Their 12-strong cyder range celebrates all that is great about the apple, from their popular Draught Cyder to the award-winning Premier Cru. Each cyder has a history or celebrates a member of the Chevalier family, each of whom were key to making Aspall what it is today.

 

Your tasting notes

At Ember Inns you’ll find Aspall Draught and Temple Moon – which one will you try first?
 

Aspall Draught

Style: Medium-dry cider, ABV 5.5%

Tasting notes: Fruity, dry, racy, thirst-quenching, lip-smacking

Food pairing: Chicken Tikka Makhani, Bramley Apple Pie

 

Aspall Temple Moon

Style: Medium-dry cider, ABV 5.8%

Tasting notes: Medium to full body. Clean fruity aroma with spring flowers and woody notes.

Food pairing: Slow Smoked Cornish Rack of Ribs, Halloumi & Chips

 

 

Kopparberg

Peter and Dan-Anders Bronsman bought the abandoned Kopparberg brewery in 1994, after seeing it was for sale in a local newspaper. A huge setback came the following year when the brewery burned down, but this reinvigorated the owners, determined to make it a success. In 1997, Kopparberg sold their first export to Greece. It now sells in over 30 countries and is the world’s best-selling pear cider.

Innovative combinations

Kopparberg is known for its innovative flavours and fruit combinations, from Strawberry & Lime, to Mixed Fruit, alongside traditional Apple and Pear varieties. Served perfectly over ice, Kopparberg is the ideal summer drink.

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Your tasting notes

At Ember Inns you’ll find three delicious Kopparberg flavours to tempt you:
 

Strawberry & Lime

Style: Sweet cider, ABV 4%

Tasting notes: An intense fruity cider made with the taste of strawberries & lime.

Food pairing: Fish & Chips, Slow Smoked Cornish Rack of Ribs
 

Mixed Fruit

Style: Sweet cider, ABV 4%

Tasting notes: A perfect hit of raspberry and blackcurrant

Food pairing: 10oz Ribeye Steak, Rich Chocolate Tart

 

Blueberry & Lime

Style: Sweet cider, ABV 4%

Tasting notes: A real fruity punch from the blueberry, and a subtle citrus touch from the lime.

Food pairing: Chicken Tikka Makhani, 10oz Ribeye Steak

Blind Pig

Blind Pig is a cider of the night, breaking all the rules and declaring that cider can taste of liquor. It’s no ordinary cider.

Rule breaking flavours

Blind Pig is strictly for after dark, with two flavours to tantalise your tastebuds; Whiskey, Honey & Apple and Bourbon & Blueberry.

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Your tasting notes

At Ember Inns you’ll find two delicious varieties of Blind Pig, ready to experience:

 

Bourbon & Blueberry

Style: Sweet cider, ABV 5.5%

Tasting notes: Rich and full bodied, flavoured with dark bourbon notes which contrast with a crisp, berry taste.

 

Whiskey, Honey & Apple

Style: Sweet cider, ABV 5.5%

Tasting notes: An amber cider with honey and apple notes, overlaying a smoky, whiskey flavour.

Smirnoff

A delicious fruit cider brand from the makers of Smirnoff Vodka, Smirnoff Cider offers a crisp refreshing fruit cider that is only lightly carbonated so it doesn’t weigh you down. Available since June 2016, it has been a storming success ever since!

Fruity flavours

Smirnoff cider comes in two delicious flavours; Raspberry & Pomegranate and Passionfruit & Lime. Both are a delicious combination of cider, fruit flavours and Smirnoff vodka, perfect served over ice on long summer evenings.

 

Your tasting notes

At Ember Inns you’ll find both delicious varieties of Smirnoff Cider to try.

 

Raspberry & Pomegranate

Style: Sweet cider, ABV 4%

Tasting notes: Crisp refreshing cider with raspberry & pomegranate flavours. Less sweet and only lightly carbonated, so it doesn’t weigh you down.

 

Passionfruit & Lime

Style: Sweet cider, ABV 4%

Tasting notes: Crisp refreshing cider with passionfruit and lime flavours. Less sweet and only lightly carbonated, so it doesn’t weigh you down.