We are Isaac & Jo Nixon, artisan cider makers.

Our passion is creating outstanding ciders and perries using traditional, low-tech methods and only pure fruit juice from unsprayed orchards. Apart from a small amount of sugar nothing is added - no sulphites, no artificial yeasts and no chemicals - just the best fruit sourced locally, then pressed, allowed to ferment naturally and mature slowly.

Every Autumn we meet with the friends of Prior's Tipple at our cider barn in the Cotswold village of Stanway. Fruit is first gathered by hand from the neglected orchards of the surrounding villages before being pressed on our traditional man powered screw press. The naturally occurring wild yeasts can then begin the slow process of fermentation, giving each batch a unique flavour. Although not certified organic, our cider is made using 100% undiluted apple juice from unsprayed orchards making it a pure and natural product. We have revived ciders and perries that have been enjoyed in The Cotswolds for generations.

Cider & Perry

A selection of our products

Both available in bottles or as a draught product. Bottles are carbonated to give a refreshing fizz. We currently supply outlets including pubs restaurants, delicatessens and farm shops and also private customers for parties or personal consumption.

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Traditional methods

Isaac using screw press

We believe in producing our cider the way it has been made for hundreds of years.
And that by keeping the process as simple as possible while using the very best fruit, we create an excellent drink with character
and integrity.

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Restoring orchards

An orchard

We provide complete orchard services from planting and tree selection to pruning and orchard management. We are currently carrying out various orchard restoration projects across the region, preserving these valuable - and in many cases ancient - sites.

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