From humble origins, cider has been made using our own and local apples for many years at Long Crendon Manor. Originally produced using a small manual butterfly press in the Butler's Pantry, the estate now has a dedicated facility with a hydraulic press capable of pressures up to 385 Bar (5500 psi) and of producing up to 7000 litres a season. The waste apple pommace is a favourite of the pigs!
Some Long Crendon Cider is still produced using our own and other local apples, however the bulk volume comes from traditional bitter-sweet cider apples grown in Herefordshire. The main product is a dry still cider of around 5.5% ABV.
The XT brewery in the village distributes Long Crendon Cider to pubs and beer/ cider festivals, for whom it is packaged mostly in 20 litre 'bag-in-abox'. All enquiries are welcome directly or via XT Brewing Co. The brewery is open to visitors most Saturday morning throughout the year. See: www.xtbrewing.com