Our Home

Founded in 2002, we are independent, family owned and very proud to be based in the oldest working cider mill in the UK, breathing life back into the old building.

Our home, in the heart of Devon, is the perfect micro-climate to grow cider apples and we are blessed with some of the finest bittersweet apple orchards in the world.

Our Method

Since Barny started making cider in his shed we’ve grown quite considerably but our approach has always been the same, as we pride ourselves on making cider the right way.

Pressing and fermenting whole juice from the finest locally sourced fruit, never from concentrate. No artificial flavours or aromas, simply the best natural ingredients, and then letting it age to perfection. No shortcuts. The result? Delicious, beautifully balanced and naturally refreshing cider.

Cider Done Right

Meet The Makers

Take A Glimpse Behind The Scenes

At Sandford Orchards we’re also very proud to have three cider makers, whose expertise, creativity and pure love of cider drives them to ensure our ciders are always consistently delicious and to produce exciting small batch ciders that push the boundaries of modern cider making further each time.

Andy May

Andy May

Principal Cider Maker
Barny Butterfield

Barny Butterfield

Founder and owner of Sandford Orchards
Dave Rowe

Dave Rowe

Cider Maker