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Our Story

Red Bank Cider is off the usual beaten track for English cider and located near the southern point of Lancashires West Pennine Moors, on the Bury and Bolton border

Our name - Red Bank is derived from one of the oldest dwellings in the area, built around 1803, with views across the countryside of Bolton, Bury, Manchester and historic Lancashire.

We're a family business, launched 21st June 2013 at one of the largest cider festivals in the North UK - CAMRA's Greater Manchester Cider Festival - where our "Proper Cider" was voted "Cider of the Festival" against 70 Ciders & Perries from around England and Wales. It was great to get such encouragement and support, especially when we'd literally "put so many of our apples in one basket!"

SEE THE RED BANK CIDER INTERVIEW WITH LANCASHIRE LIFE BELOW

When to comes to traditional cider good quality ingredients = good quality cider. English cider is undoubted;y some of the best in the world (we're always looking for the best though 0 see our Blog) Our apples and fruit are sourced from sunny Herefordshire and Worcestershire (near the Malvern HIlls) from some well established English cider apple orchards and best growers we can find. We then craft the cider and wine locally at our premises; which then makes it way around the UK and globally as far as Greece and Canada, so whereever you are, email us and we'll get some of Red Bank's finest traditionally made cider direct to you!

Making craft cider is similar to country wine making, and in 2014 we made our first English Strawberry Wine from freshly pressed English Strawberries!

In June 2014 "Crackin Pear" Perry came 2nd out of all the Perries - we got a Silver, plus "Crackin Pear" won "Perry of the Festival", presented at our official opening of our premises & shop on the 29th November 2014 .

NORTH UK CAMRA - CIDER & PERRY COMPETITION 2015

Less than a year later we Red Bank received joint BRONZE AWARD for Autumn Orchard Cider - judged against around 18 ciders & perries from the North UK - A kind of a hat trick - 3 great awards in 3 years! Presented as a surprise by the CAMRA NORTH UK Representative - Mike Robinson, at a Meet the Cider Producer event at the Ashton Arms on 11th Nov 2015.

A Tale of 3 Ciders - neeach.com - A world of great food and drink

Hot on the trail to answer the question of "What is Real Cider?"

In Liz's 2nd of her 3 interesting tales about traditional cider, she writes about one of the UKs more northern cider makers - Red Bank Cider!

Liz Smith has toured home producers of West Yorkshire, to a sleepy Berkshire hamlet, between Reading and Newbury (where the producer Tutts Clump was inspired to make real cider following a visit to the Dorset Steam Fair, with cider apples souced from the traditional cider growig Counties of Gloucester, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Kent.

Liz's 3rd story is also well worth a read at www.neeach.com a-tale-of-three-ciders-part-3





Lancashire Life visits Red Bank Cider

Lancashire Life visits Red Bank Cider

Lancashire Life visits Red Bank Cider - by Philippa James l Click here for the Lancashire Life Interview with Red Bank Cider

The Bolton Evening News Dec 2013

The Bolton Evening News 3.12.14

Celebration for Lancashire Cider Producer Deputy Mayor Officially Opens Red Red Bank's Premises

The Bolton Evening News - Nominee for Bolton & Bury Business Awards Sept 2014

Celebration at Business Awards - Startup Business of the Year - Runner up Click here for more info

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Autumn Orchard Proper Cider 4.9L Bronze Award Winner

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  • Fruit Cider 4.9 Litres
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Excellent products,very helpful and friendly,Will use again.

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Medium 500ml Bottle

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  • Vintage Dry 500ml Bottle
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Excellent friendly and helpful service. We had the different ciders and perrys explained to is and even got to taste them before purchasing.
Looking forward to drinking our bottles and am sure we will be back.

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Gift Box Mix of Any Three Bottled Ciders

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Very helpful, friendly and informative. Great range of products.i

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Gift Box with Chalice Glass

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  • Admirals Gift Set
  • Real Ales in a bottle - 500ml x 3 Bottles
  • Cider Chalice Glass
  • Crackin Pear & Elderflower 4.9 litres
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We came looking for a gift of fruity cider for a friend, we were provided with numerous tasters in Red Bank's wide range of Cider and Perries. Lee was lovely and spent time telling us about his range and the natural ingredients used. We bought 2 gift sets, glasses and even some perry for ourselves - we will definitely be back again.

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Fruit Combo Cider 500ml Bottle - Raspberry

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  • Admiral's Rum Cider
  • Fruit Combo Cider 500ml Bottle - Blueberry
  • Vintage Dry 500ml Bottle
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Excellent knowledge of everything cider!! Had a few tasters while there and all of them were fantastic. Definitely be visiting again soon...

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Admiral's Rum Cider

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  • Autumn Orchard Proper Cider 4.9L Bronze Award Winner
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Have bought from them previously and have been very pleased with the quality of the product and their enthusiasm for their enterprise.

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Vintage Dry 500ml x 3 Bottles

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  • Admirals Rum Flavoured Cider 500ml
  • Cider Chalice Glass
  • Crackin Pear & Elderflower 4.9 litres
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Excellent, friendly service. Lovely cider and Perry.

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Fruit Cider 4.9 Litres

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Would recommend red bank cider great service very friendly and they do different ciders / wines

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Autumn Orchard Proper Cider 4.9L Bronze Award Winner

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Customer Comment:

The service at Red Bank is always excellent. The staff are helpful and always offer samples before you buy.
The cider is delicious and well worth the 40 min trip to buy it!

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Crackin Pear & Elderflower 4.9 litres

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  • Autumn Orchard Proper Cider 4.9L Bronze Award Winner
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Very helpful,explained products well.Took 2 of recommendations both superb lovely taste,good price