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Last Orders before Christmas and New Year

Last Orders before Christmas and New Year

| December 2, 2015

Ashridge will be closed over Christmas and New Year. CLOSING 23rd DECEMBER UNTIL JANUARY 4th. Please see delivery dates for Christmas and the New Year below, and please plan ahead. We’ve had a massive crop of apples this year and we are all looking forward to a break after all that picking and pressing in […]

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Apples, apples everywhere

Apples, apples everywhere

| November 4, 2015

Can’t see the ground for apples at the moment – both in the orchards and the yard. Looks like a really good harvest this year with nice juicy apples and lots of them. We’re getting used to our new press, washing area and the new speed of production. Lots of cider’s promised for this coming […]

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Dartmouth Food Festival 23-25 October 2015

Dartmouth Food Festival 23-25 October 2015

| October 19, 2015

We’ll be there – warm your hands, heart and soul with our spicy Mulled Cider, and taste all your other favourite drinks. You might not have tasted our Elderflower Cider. It’s been a huge success this summer and doesn’t seem to be dipping in sales with the cold weather. Perhaps it reminds us of the summer? […]

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Make your own Mulled Cider

Make your own Mulled Cider

| October 7, 2015

1 litre quality cider (Ashridge would be good!) Six cloves, four cinnamon sticks Other secret ingredients like ginger Sugar or honey (optional) A sliced orange or two Put the cider into a saucepan with the spices and bring slowly to the boil with the lid on. As soon as it starts to simmer turn off […]

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A taste of the Ashridge year

A taste of the Ashridge year

| January 27, 2015

It’s that quiet time of year again where we’re thinking about the coming year and reflecting on last year, which was really busy and productive. The harvest this year was long and the press and the apple pickers were operating on double shifts to deal with all the apples. We’ve made even more cider than […]

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New look Ashridge

New look Ashridge

| November 6, 2014

We hope you like our dramatic new look – courtesy of Buddy Creative. We’ve been working on this over the summer and now you will start to see it on the shelves. We have approached this in a  symbolic way, creating miniature works of modern art using abstract fruit shapes to differentiate flavour and variant. Buddy pushed us […]

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3 star Gold again this year

3 star Gold again this year

| September 4, 2014

We’re thrilled to be mastering the art of fine drinks! Another 3 star Great Taste Award this year for our Sparkling Vintage Cider. And 4 Golds from Taste of the West too!  

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Come and see us at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair

Come and see us at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair

| September 4, 2014

Get a sneak preview of our new look Ashridge at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair in Olympia, London. Lovely new design by Buddy Creative. We think you’ll love it…….and the drinks too!

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Sparkling Ciders back – order online

Sparkling Ciders back – order online

| May 22, 2014

Our Sparkling Ciders are in stock and ready to go again. Thanks for your patience everyone.  We started off with a ‘pop’ at Exeter Festival of Food and Drink and it’s already been reserved for several weddings this summer. And, the best bit is, that it’s even better than ever. We were really, really pleased  when […]

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4 Golds, 2 Silvers and a Bronze for Ashridge – Taste of the West Awards 2014

4 Golds, 2 Silvers and a Bronze for Ashridge – Taste of the West Awards 2014

| April 30, 2014

We are thrilled to have been awarded some more Gold Awards for this year’s entries into the Taste of the West competition. We got an award for every entry this year. Golds for both our Sparkling Ciders – Vintage and Devon Blush. Golds for both our Organic Ciders - Vintage and Devon Blush again. And Silver for our […]

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