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 English Dabinett cider apples grown in Herefordshire.
The bottled cider is available in the Stables Farm Shop and on draught in a number of local pubs. All trade or private supply enquiries welcome.
Long Crendon Manor Cider - 2018
100% English Dabinett cider apples from Herefordshire
(Sulphites are used in the cider making process)
Colonel Barry - ABV 5.5% Med/ Dry. Still. Slightly Cloudy.
Lord of the Manor of Long Crendon (d.1943). Fought with 10th Royal Hussars in The Boer War 1899 - 1902. Awarded D.S.O., C.M.G. and C.B.E.(1919).
Lord Humphrey - ABV 5.5% Medium. Still. Slightly Cloudy.
Lord of the Manor of Long Crendon (b.2014). Once chased a rabbit but it got away. Squirrels go up and pheasants even higher.
William Marshal - ABV 7.3% Dry. Still. Hazy.
Lord of the Manor of Long Crendon (d.1219). Known as "The Greatest Knight". One of 25 Barons to force King John to put his seal on the Magna Carta in 1215.
Sir Walter Giffard - ABV 6.7% Medium/ Dry. Still. Hazy.
Lord of the Manor of Long Crendon (d.1102). Right-hand man to William the Conqueror at The Battle of Hastings in 1066.