Craft cider that's off the beaten track

We seek out apples with character. Then we teach them to dance...

Phil learned how to craft cider in Zummerset. Oo-arr. But he’s come a long way since then. All the way to Berwick-upon-Tweed, in fact, where Northumberland meets Scotland. Tucked away on farms and estates around the Borders he found orchards producing fruit that’s perfect for ciders of character.

Today he sources …

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...and did we mention the beer?

We're a cider house. But Phil’s also a master brewer. Couldn’t we do one or two specials, he said? No, we said. Stay focused. Then we tried his 10% abv imperial stout . This is a beer that thinks it’s a meal. A gourmet three-course meal. OK, we said – do the occasional special. Just for the craic.  

Where it all began: HMS Monkey

Phil is Head Keeper at the Monkey House. His 30 years’ experience in brewing and distilling include launching what’s now one of Scotland’s premier cider houses. But it all began on a farm near Yeovilton, Somerset, where Phil was stationed with the Fleet Air Arm in the 1980s. He and three shipmates shared a house on …

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Craft ciders (see 'Where to shop/drink' for licensed retailers)


Monkey House wins three world medals

Monkey House Cider has won bronze in three categories of the International Cider Challenge 2021. The competition attracted entries from 18 …

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We'll deliver by courier to trade customers throughout the UK. For deliveries outside the UK, please enquire. Our licence doesn't allow us to sell direct to consumers: see 'Where to shop/drink' for pubs, bars, bottleshops, taprooms, online retailers (and one very enlightened butcher) who stock our ciders and beers.

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