Bignose & Beardy make traditional real Sussex cider and vinegar with enthusiasm. Based in a sleepy East Sussex village called Framfield, we use local waste apples, often swapped for cider and harvested by hand from regenerated orchards.
Our cider is flat, still, unfiltered and wild fermented in small batches.
No fuss cider made in a no fuss way. We leave it alone for months and months and let nature do its thing.
It doesn’t seem right to mess with it so we add nothing – unless we decide to sweeten it at the end of course. We never know what we are going to get and we celebrate each batch as a unique offering – those apples, that orchard, that mix of fruit from that season, handpicked early or late depending on when harvest falls. And when a batch is gone, it’s gone.
Get involved at one of our picking days or a wassail. Join us on a tour and tasting or pop in to one of our tap nights at the Cidery shop, or visit us online at www.bignoseandbeardy.com.
Image credit Dan Chippendale.