I’m Hugh, I make the cider.

Hugh Chapman

“I have been making cider for over 25 years, beginning in Cornwall and since 2018, here in Shropshire, when I started Long Mynd Cider.”

Our aim is to produce the very best craft cider. 

Unlike large commercial brands, Long Mynd Cider only uses cider apples. The cider apples are milled, pressed then over winter they ferment with their own wild yeasts converting the sugar to alcohol. This takes months. There’s never any rush.

After fermentation our cider is conditioned in Scotch whisky barrels before going into the dispensing tanks.

We use our own apples and at least three other local varieties to create a unique flavour and taste. 

We think our engine-driven, French Sambron press is the only one in the UK. Made in 1958, it was towed between farms and the owner was paid in juice. 

Long Mynd Cider is available locally at good pubs and hotels – and now local shops and off licenses too.


We sell cider as 5, 10 or 20 litre bag in box. The box keeps the cider at its best even after it has been opened.

“I always say its 3 sips to ‘get it ‘: one to clean, one to check and one to get the taste full on. It’s no alcopop!”

See it in the shop.

Bottled Cider

This is new! I now make three sparking medium-dry bottled ciders. It takes about two years to come to the boil, so to speak. Lovely to have a few chilling in the fridge for friends, high days and holidays.

They are wonderful clean and fresh-tasting ciders made using local apples, and are available in cases of 6 x 75cl bottles. Get them locally or in the shop.

It’s a refreshing drink that smells and tastes of ripe autumn apples from traditional English orchards.

William Fellows

The cider is delicious, as it isn’t that formulaic taste from factory made cider.

Carol Innes

The Process

Get in touch

Get in touch with Hugh today to get your hands on this good stuff, enquire about pricing, or just to drop him a line

Hugh Chapman
The Cider Barn
Bishops Castle


07775 631317

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    We love an orchard! Across England there are thousands of orchards, reflecting how important the apple was to rural life.