Saxby’s Cider is made with love. Carefully selected English apples, slowly matured and expertly blended, just like good wine, Saxby’s Cider reflects the unique character of the season in which it is made. The cider is made using real fruit juices and real cider – no flavourings, syrups or nasties.
Philip the chief cider maker was originally a farmer but diversified into cider making back in 2011 when someone wrote to him asking if he had any apple trees as they would like to buy the fruit to make into juice. Philip planted some trees in order to sell the apples! While he was planning the new orchard, the thought occurred to him to have a go at trying to make his own cider. He visited the West of England and took some advice from cider makers down there. He tried out his first batch of cider on a homemade press using apples from neighbouring gardens and from the roadside… admittedly not the best but he had got the bug and his new orchard was planted with a blend of cider apples and dessert fruit – a blend still used to this day. The business has continued to grow since then and they still use apples from their two orchards as well as others from New Creation Farm in Nether Heyford and a Herefordshire farmer.
Why the pig logo?
As well as being a natural accompaniment to cider and apples. It is also part of Saxby’s heritage as their family used to have a business selling pork pies (a favourite of actor Roger Moore who used to eat them on the set of James Bond movies!) and sausages which traded for over 100 years but sadly closed in 2008 so the pig logo is a memento to those days. Saxby’s ethos is to produce quality, authentic cider using fruit from English trees embracing both old and modern techniques for a flavour that can be enjoyed by everyone. Cider doesn’t have to be large production line, bland or be too niche for the masses.
Saxby’s Cider have recently received three awards at The Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Foods:
Plum cider 2 star award
Rhubarb cider 1 star award
Limited Edition cider 1 star award
To win a case of 12 x 500ml bottles of Saxby’s Cider (either original, plum, rhubarb or blackcurrant) plus a branded t-shirt, answer the following question and send your answer by October 12th by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and pop your answer in the subject box, providing telephone number and home address in the body of the email, or by post iCon Environmental Innovation Centre, Eastern Way, Daventry, NN11 0QB. Winner will be selected at random from all correct answers, proof of age may be required.
How many apple trees does Saxby’s Cider have on their own farm?
100, 3500, 10,000
Saxby’s Cider , The Cider Yard, Grange Farm, Farndish, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7HJ.
Call 01933 353666 or 07966 558185