Dorset Orchards

Dorset cider made from Dorset apples

Dorset Orchards Ciders were born out of a long standing friendship between John Palmer and David Sheppy, sixth generation Master of Cider from Sheppys, in Taunton.

With David’s expertise, and apples sourced from close to the Old Brewery in Bridport, three traditional ciders were crafted and form a welcome addition to the Palmers range, keeping our core values of quality, heritage and above all, flavour.

Orchard Haze is a crisp, naturally cloudy cider made with traditional cider apples blended with a proportion of dessert apples to create a hazy cider bursting with fresh, crisp apple flavours.

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First Press is a traditional still cider with a distinctive full flavour and refreshing bite, typical of artisan West Country ciders.


Dorset Orchards Gold is a refreshingly modern, crisp and vibrant easy drinking premium cider.

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A story of family, heritage, quality… and beer.

Palmers ales are brewed in one of Britain’s oldest and prettiest breweries and have been since 1794. The only thatched brewery in the UK, Palmers sits adjacent to the river Brit just a mile from Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. All our fine ales are brewed using water from our own naturally rising spring.

Our Head Brewer uses only the finest Maris Otter malt and carefully selected whole leaf hops to produce ales in a way they have been made for generations. Palmers historic brewhouse has a traditional Mash Tun, an open top Copper, along with top fermentation, this is the way ale should be brewed.

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