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Cidery Tour & Tasting 2024

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Enjoy a cider tasting and tour at our beautiful East Sussex orchard and cidery!

Each tour with Bignose & Beardy includes...

  • A tour of the orchard, seeing the trees, how they grow and produce apples for cider
  • A hands on tour of the cidery, seeing the press, tanks and other facilities used to make our cider
  • A tutored tasting and history of all our ciders sitting out among the apple trees (or in the cidery if it is wet)
  • Stay on after the tour and enjoy free entry to our tap night with live music, food and cider (when running on the same date)

Bignose & Beardy make real vintage Sussex cider and vinegar using local waste fruit. Our ciders are wild fermented, slow matured, unfiltered and unpastuerised. We produce small batches which change in profile with each year, depending on the source of the apples and the weather. We do everything by hand and leave our ciders to mature for at least a year and often longer, resulting in complex flavours. Our ciders are Eastern Counties or New World in style, fresh, acidic, fruity, floral and delicious.

Make it a gift! 

Pick any of the available dates and select the gift voucher option. Your recipient can contact us to switch to their preferred date if needed. We add new dates through the year and the ticket is transferable to any other date available.

Add a discounted three bottle gift pack to make this an even better gift idea for your cider fan - select the + gift pack option then they can pick their favourites and take them home at the end of the tour.

You can download a voucher leaflet with full details to share with them and you can transfer the digital tickets to them via the link in your order confirmation. 

The Cidery is at: Upper Brookhouse Farmhouse, Brookhouse Lane, Framfield, TN22 5QJ

Our What/Three/Words location is: acute.fermented.begin

 

Tour Reviews

Here's what some of our guests have said:

"Thank you so much for the tour on Wednesday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and have been talking about it between ourselves and to our friends and family since. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. We started the tour with one cider lover with a passion for trees in our midst and by the end we were ALL fascinated by the whole cider making process, having had a thoroughly enjoyable time!"

“The cider tour at Big Nose & Beardy was fantastic! Phil the host was engaging, interesting and fun, teaching us some really interesting facts about the cider making process. The tasting itself was also brilliant! My personal fave was Turning Japanese. Thanks once again for a great day out.”“ Had a mint time today at Bignose and Beardy learning all about how to brew a quality British cider. The whole experience was broken down into 3 parts. First a tour of the orchard and learning all about the various apple trees needed to make a great brew. Next the process itself of turning the apples in to cider and how the business has grown since it’s infancy, and finally a generous tasting (boozing) session where we got to try a great range of labels through dry, medium dry and sweet (as well as a bitter taste of some apple-cider-vinegar). Phil (Bignose) had a great passion for what he and Beardy do, and it really came across both before and after a few bottles were sunk!  A must-do for all true cider-lovers! Cheers for a great day.”“The cidery’s setting is so beautiful, a great backdrop for your business. Your passion for the apple trees and cider making are infectious, resulting in us all learning interesting facts which we will never forget about apple trees and the cider making process itself. It was also great to taste such a wide variety of ciders, each deciding which was our favourite. It is not surprising that we walked away having purchased a range of your ciders to share with friends. We would highly recommend this tour to others (and have already been doing so since we visited.) We wish you and Beardy continued success with your business.”

Tour Info Download

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If this is a gift, share the info leaflet with your recipient and transfer the digital ticket to their email address or download the pdf ticket and share it with them. Access both options via the order confirmation email.

Info Leaflet contents:

Hello!

You have been gifted a place on our Cidery Tasting and Tour. Please contact us via enquiries@bignoseandbeardy.com or call Phil (Bignose) on 07842 749205 to select which date you’d like to come. We have a number of tour dates on our website and, subject to availability and group size, we can arrange additional options.

Each tour with Bignose & Beardy includes...

  • A tour of the orchard, seeing the trees, how they grow and produce apples for cider
  • A tour of the cidery, seeing the press, tanks and other facilities used to make our cider
  • A tutored tasting and history of all our ciders sitting out among the apple trees (or in the cidery if it is wet)

Bignose & Beardy make real, vintage Sussex cider and vinegar using local waste fruit. Our ciders are wild fermented, slow matured, unfiltered and unpasteurised. We produce small batches which change in profile with each year, depending on the source of the apples and the weather. We do everything by hand and leave our ciders to mature for at least a year and often longer, resulting in complex flavours. Our ciders are Eastern Counties or New World in style, fresh, acidic, fruity, floral and delicious.

The Cidery is at Upper Brookhouse Farmhouse, Brookhouse Lane, Framfield, TN22 5QJ. There is parking on site. If you have any questions please call Phil on 07842 749205. 

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Phil and Steve - Bignose & Beardy

Ticket Information

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You can save tickets to your device wallet, print off a copy or just show us the QR code on your device when you arrive. You can forward your ticket on to other guests too.

We also have your details on our list so we can register you on arrival without a QR code - don't worry if you can't print it off or have no signal when you arrive, just tell us your name.

 

Event Refund Information

 

We will issue a refund for event tickets on request up to 72 hours before an event. After that it is hard for us to resell a ticket and we may already have incurred expenses on your behalf.

Refunds will be for the full amount minus the ticketing fee we will have paid for each ticket (£1 per ticket) and a £5 admin fee. 

Ideally we'd prefer to reschedule your ticket to another date or event where an equivalent is available, there is no fee for this.

Local Accommodation Options

Obviously, not everyone lives near us. If you are tempted to visit us or join one of our events and you don't live locally, why not make a trip of it?

There is so much to do around here, from walks in the Sussex Weald, Ashdown Forest and South Downs National Park to visits to the beaches of the Sussex Coast. We are swamped with National Trust sites, and have three steam train lines nearby. Plus there are wild swimming sites, ancient villages, pubs, breweries, amazing places to eat…

Here are some places to stay really nearby:

Very cool glamping option within walking distance

Caravan site in Framfield

Air bnb’s near Framfield plus The Stables

Pubs with rooms: Buxted and Blackboys

Hotels: Premier Inn, East Sussex National, Horsted Place