North Down Orchard
The farm has been growing cider apples since the 1970s, originally for Taunton Cider, then for Magners. Run by the third generation of the Mangles family, we now make our own cider for our own food and drink venue, The Cider Barn, as well as supplying apple juice to many craft cider makers throughout the UK. We farm without the use or artificial fertiliser or chemical pesticides, and we try to give back to the land more than we take away, leaving a healthier and more resilient ecosystem for the next generation.
A 30-Mile Feast, a Tasting or Other?
Enjoy our tap room on Fridays (from 6pm) which will have a different food theme each night with a guest chef, accompanied by our cider.
We are a family fun cider farm with a tap room open every Friday night from 6pm. Each week we have a guest caterer who showcases locally produced food from authentic tacos to locally reared beef steaks. Each week will see a different food theme accompanied with our cider, the apples go from pip to pint without leaving the farm.
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We’re always looking for ways to work with nature rather than against it, creating habitats for beneficial insects and birds by, for example, letting the grass grow to maturity under the trees, and not flailing our hedges. We also offer camping, weddings and special events.
Booking required for some or all of your events, even if free?
Is there a charge for some events, even if others are free?
Any special directions?