Brand Facts

A delicious heritage cider made for people who have a passion for craft cider.

Our History

Founded by three friends; Jack Ward, John Kelland-Knight and Ian Howie in 1946.

The Apples

Made from 6 - 7 varieties of flavoursome apples.

Gluten Free

Merrydown cider is free from artificial flavourings and sweeteners and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans and is gluten-free.

Taste of the West Country

Made from premium English cider apples, sourced from the West Country.

Our story brought to life

Our three founders were childhood friends and started up Merrydown Wine company in 1946. They borrowed an apple press from a nearby farmer that was 300 years old to make their first batch of Merrydown. Due to a shortage in sugar in the early years, they were forced to make apple wine, or vintage cider as they called it. The company was named after Jack’s house where the three of them would sit around the kitchen table to socialise in the evening, drinking their own delicious cider.

Explore the range

Merrydown Vintage Original Apple Cider 6.8%

Our much loved Merrydown Original is an apple-y cider which has a medium to sweet taste profile delivering a smooth and fruity drink.

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