Head Cider-maker Pete, one half of the partnership, helped form Vachery Farm Cider in 2014 at our Cider barn based on the historic Vachery private estate in Cranleigh, Surrey.

We source a mixture of cider and eating apples from local orchards and from here on the estate, which provide us with a smooth, quaffable Cider.

CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) has a detailed list of Ciders that they do not class as ‘real’ on their website. The most common reasons they do not consider Cider or Perry to be ‘real’ (even if made from 100% juice) is that filtered, pasteurised, carbonated or concentrated juice has been used.

At Vachery all our Ciders are made from 100% apple juice, not concentrated juice. Our Ciders are also unpasteurised, non-filtered and suitable for vegans. In essence our Ciders are real Cider.

When Pete is not making and drinking Cider his day job is head of sustainability which reflects in Vachery Farm’s corporate and social responsibility. Nothing gets wasted here at Vachery Farm as all of our pulp provides local pigs and cows with a tasty lunchtime treat.

Vachery Farm Cider has been attracting some favourable publicity recently. You can read an article about us in 'TheGuide2Surrey' by clicking here and we are mentioned in a piece by Olly Smith in The Mail on Sunday which you can see by clicking here.

We've also had a mention on the Muddy Stilettos website which you can see by clicking here.

Fancy a chat? Please feel free to contact us:

Peter O’Connor 
Direct number:07932 062305 
Office number:01483 274553(Limited pick up)