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Our Ciders

He looked and smelt like Autumn's very brother, his face being sunburnt to wheat-colour, his eyes blue as corn-flowers, his sleeves and leggings dyed with fruit-stains, his hands clammy with the sweet juice of apples, his hat sprinkled with pips and everywhere about him the sweet atmosphere of cider, which at its first return each season has such an indescribable fascination for those who have been born and bred among the orchards.

– THOMAS HARDY - THE WOODLANDERS

All Gates are distributors of real ciders from Gwynt y Ddraig from South Wales, Sandford Orchards of Devon, Thistly Cross from Scotland and deliver to pubs, bars and restaurants throughout the North West.

We stock a range of over 35 ciders and perrys sourced from these artisan producers, both in bottles and 20 litre draught bag-in-boxes.

Real cider is quite simply a drink made from whole apples that have been pressed and then fermented. Not all real ciders are made the same way as some cider makers put in extra fruit, sometimes even different types of fruit. Others will pasteurise or filter their ciders but we believe this doesn’t alter the fact the cider remains ‘real’ as it is still made in the traditional manner. Our definition of real Perry is the same but is a drink made from whole pears that have been pressed and fermented; with no cider apples added.

Please contact us for a full stock list which will include changing guest ciders and new for 2016 our ‘Cider of the Month’. If you would like to buy from us, or need further information, please contact us.