The Watkins-Sully family originate from the picturesque Wye Valley, which dissects the two traditional cider and perry making counties of Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire.
In 2007 they purchase a disused 1920s Cheese factory in the remote rural district of Reidsdale and when they discovered that a cider industry had once flourished at nearby Majors Creek, it seemed only natural to gravitate towards reviving the district’s cider heritage. On further investigation they discovered a wealth of rare and wonderful cider apples and perry pears in remnant orchards throughout the district.
Discover authentic regional fare in the Local Produce Shop, including our own unique range of preserves, apple juice, cider and wines.
Enjoy a far from traditional Ploughman’s Lunch made with seasonal local ingredients. Their Ploughman’s Lunch is designed to support local producers and throughout the year may include such delicacies as local cold meats braised in their own cider, Braidwood Butchery cured meats, Thistledown sheep’s milk cheese, as well as our own house pickles and Dojo bread.
Sully’s Cider at the Old Cheese Factory represents a bastion against industrialisation, and mediocrity. Real cider made with 100% juice, that embodies the true spirit of the land.
Don’t miss visiting The Old Cheese Factory’s stall at the Southeast HARVEST on 17 March and discover some wonderful local products.