One of England’s best known and most loved ciders, Blackthorn was founded in the rugged hills of Somerset – a county which inspires a spirit of courage and determination. With its distinctive clean, crisp taste, Blackthorn Cider is founded on a passion to never settle for ordinary. Today, Blackthorn still uses bittersweet apples that are native to the West Country of England, and is affectionately known by the locals as ‘Thorn’.
Shepton Mallet, in the heart of the West Country, is the home of the Blackthorn cider mill. It’s here that Blackthorn cider has been made for over 50 years.
We have long-term relationships with local growers from Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Herefordshire and over 90% of our fruit comes from within 50 miles of the cidery.