Developed by an expert team of Somerset Master Cider Makers, tasked with crafting a cider to beat all others, Blackthorn is made using a secret blend of bittersweet cider apples, delivering a distinctive and unforgettable medium-dry taste that remains true to its Somerset roots.

How To Serve Blackthorn

Blackthorn is best served in a clean, branded glass, between 4-7 degrees.


One of the country’s best known and widely drunk ciders, Blackthorn is a West Country legend, a proper cider with a distinctive and unforgettable dry taste.

Blackthorn uses mainly Bittersweet cider apples which have low acid levels and high tannins – the perfect combination to give the crisp dry taste of Blackthorn, and is produced in our cider mill in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

How Blackthorn Is Made

Shepton Mallet, in the heart of the West Country, is the home of the Blackthorn cider mill. It’s here that we’ve been making cider for over 50 years.

The 3 people that oversee the cider making process have over 100 years of cider making experience between them.

We are also the biggest employer in Shepton Mallet and over 90% of our fruit comes from within 50 miles from here.

We have long term relationships with 68 local growers from Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Herefordshire where all the finest cider apples come from.

Product & Packaging

  • ABV 4.7%
  • Draught: 50L Kegs
  • Packaged: 500ml and 440ml Cans, 2L and 3L PET

Blackthorn Dry is 5% ABV and is also available in:

  • Draught: 50L
  • Packaged: 500ml and 440ml Cans, 2L and 3L PET

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