Learn more about Appleshed and the specially selected apples of the Malvern Hills

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Food pairing

Food and drink

Appleshed is a light, fruity cider that pairs well with smoked and cured meats, cheese, seafood and roast chicken. Dark fruits is best paired with spicy foods, such as curry and Cajun chicken and can be enjoyed any time of year.

Activation Appleshed in action

Deciding to stock Appleshed Cider is just the start.

We know that the right service, event or promotion can be crucial to getting customers into your venue, and that’s why our Brand Managers are here to help. By working with you and your team, we can help you to run training sessions, coordinate competitions and even put on the odd gig.

To find out more about our Activation support, email us at signaturebrands@lwc-drinks.co.uk.

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Happy Customers

Hear from the customers who stock and enjoy the Appleshed cider collection.

Amazing cider, will be selling it in my bar when we open. Can't wait to taste the dark fruits Home Bar Manchester
Love this cider will be looking to buy some for home Customer Review
My local does this cider and wow it's amazing! Really refreshing and sweet Customer Review
A very refreshing drink, wish they sold it down south Customer Review
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The Appleshed Story

Beneath the Malvern Hills

Appleshed Premium Cider is fermented from apples grown in fertile orchards that shelter beneath the Malvern Hills in the heart of Herefordshire. Appleshed is full of flavour and made with specially selected apples which provide this crafted medium-dry cider with a smooth and refreshing taste.

Our small team of cider-makers, with over 150 years of combined knowledge, spent almost a year developing Appleshed Dark Fruits Cider, which is lovingly crafted in Ledbury, Herefordshire. We’re sure you will appreciate it was well worth the wait.

From day one, it has been our mission to deliver a craft quality cider at an affordable cost, then extend this into other flavours, beginning with our Dark Fruits range. There are lots of berry-flavoured ciders on the market but we wanted to create something different. A drink that would meet our consumers’ demands for refreshment but deliver a moreish fruity taste and leave them wanting more.

Redefining the sweet spot of cider

A unique blend of twelve apples varieties for a taste like no other.

Premium Cider

Appleshed premium cider

Originating from the Malvern Hills in the heart of Herefordshire, Appleshed Cider was created to prove that quality cider can still be affordable.

By including 45% real apple juice (which is at least 10% more than the majority of cheaper cider options) and sticking to a 4.8% ABV, the end result is a smooth, refreshing, medium-dry taste that redefines the sweet spot of cider.

Full of authentic flavour from more than 12 varieties of specially selected apples, Appleshed’s sweet yet sharp taste is perfect whether served on its own or poured over a generous helping of ice.

  • The tang of real apples with just the right amount of acidity
  • Available on draught in 30 and 50ltr kegs and (24) 330ml cans
Premium Cider Dark Fruits


Appleshed Dark Fruits was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire, in the heart of cider country. The cider is made from 45% apple juice collected from over 12 varieties of hand-picked apples and is blended with natural extracts of blackberry, raspberry and strawberry for a clean, crisp taste.

To produce a berry-flavoured cider without the synthetic aftertaste found in many alternatives, our cider-makers spent almost a year before they cracked the recipe. Fruity, but not too sweet, Appleshed Dark Fruits’ natural flavours combine to create a refreshing, moreish, mouth-watering cider. Try it over ice for an instant taste of summer.

  • Packed with sweet, natural fruit tastes
  • Available on draught in 30 and 50ltr kegs and (24) 330ml cans

Contact the signature brands team

Whether you need general support or want a meeting about your establishment’s requirements, a local rep is always available.

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Upcoming events

  • The Great British Beer Festival - 8-12th August 2018
  • The Bar & Pub Show London-October 2018


The figures speak for themselves, CGA on premise measurement data for 16/17 shows Appleshed has 3 times the YoY sales growth than the average in the premier cider category.

Premium Cider Category
Rates of sale increase
40% 88%
16% 53%
% of customers showing ROS increase YOY

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