Nestled just outside Llanblethian in idylic countryside surroundings with good public transport links. The Llanblethian Orchards cider barn is the perfect place to kick up your heels and unwind while sampling a glass of award winning Welsh cider.
At the cider barn we host a variety of events over the year for you to enjoy in keeping with the seasonal nature of traditional cider making.
Open bars at the barn
During the summer months we throw open the doors to the barn and invite the public to come and sample our cider at the source.
On tap we have our current range of draught ciders and perries together with special editions and one offs some of which are only available at the barn! Our new craft ciders will also be available draught as well. Chilled bubbles on a warm day. Lovely 🙂
We also have our exclusive range of ice ciders and perries on sale for special occassions or those wanting to treat themselves together with a small range of bottle conditioned ciders and perries.
Our friends in the local Craft beer scene also supply us with a range of delicious bottled beers for partners who don’t drink cider.
If you are peckish we have a traditonally made firebrick pizza oven. Based on Italian countryside ovens serving a range of Italian inspired pizzas for both meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
For the health concious we also have traditional apple cider vinegar containing the mother on offer as well as cider infused oak chips for the followers of low and slow Q.
Open Bars 12-10pm
13th and 27th April. 11th and 25th May.
8th and 22nd June. 6th and 20th July.
Annual party and 40th b'day 2nd and 3rd August.
7th and 21st September.
Cider making demonstration and bring your own fruit day
During October we will be hosting a cider making demonstration day at the cider barn. On the day we will washing, milling and pressing fruit picked from our own orchard in Llanblethian.
If you are curious about the varieties of fruit we use in our award winning ciders, have ever wanted to learn more about cider making, see the process in action and ask some questions this is your opportunity.
For those people with apple trees in their gardens and more fruit than they know what to do with have you ever considered making your own cider?
We will be offering our equipment and services on the day for a modest fee of 50p a gallon juice produced – to cover wear and tear – from any fruit you bring along.
All you need to do is bag up and bring along your sound apples as well as clean fermentation vessels to place the resultant juice in fitted with airlocks and we will wash the fruit, mill it and press the resultant pulp. You can even have a go if you want!
If you are interested in us pressing your fruit, please get in contact with us beforehand to ensure we can fit you in on the day.
We will also have our bar open on the day from midday stocking a range of our draught ciders. All this hard work is thirsty work after all!
Please note, we will not be using the pizza oven on the day as it will be in the way of the cider making process so no pizzas sorry.
Saturday 12th October. 10am-6pm
If you have fruit you wish us to press at another date / time we offer a contract pressing service.
For those people looking to stock up on supplies for Christmas we will have the cider shop open last Saturday before Christmas.
Our draught range of ciders will be on offer to purchase in takeaway containers. As well as our exquisite ice ciders and traditionally made cider vinegars.
We will also have a small range of mini (5L and 3L) bag in boxes of cider on sale, perhaps the perfect gift for your cider loving half?
If you are peckish or thirsty while picking up the ciders you will be able to grab a pizza and a pint of cider while you decide as well 😉
Sat 14th December 12am-6pm
Hire the cider barn for your own event
Are you looking for an outside space in the countryside to host your private party or event?
The cider barn and surrounding orchard are available for hire and can be tailored to suit your purposes.
We can arrange hire of tables, chairs and marquees. We can set up and man a bar for the event supplying our cider as well as arrange the purchase of local craft beers and artisanal wines if needed. Our on site wood fired pizza oven can be manned by our resident chef if required as well.