Silly Moo Cider's name came about as our cows go a little bit silly when they get the chance to devour the apple pomace left behind from pressing the juice..!
Silly Moo is an unusually civilised farmhouse cider, made on the farm by Andrew and Rachel. It is a marriage of East coast and West Country cider styles as we blend our fully fermented cider with more apple juice to balance it.
Our orchard has over nineteen varieties of traditional cider apple trees - bittersweet, sharp and bittersharp apples, which we planted in 2012. These are blended with apples we source from English orchards and the gardens of Sussex, which are brought to our farm in the Autumn to be swapped for cider.
Made once a year in the autumn means that every year the cider is slightly different, reflecting the terroir - its soils, the year's weather and the amazing variety of apples our swappers bring in.
Our 2018 swap was a great success - we took in a whopping 9 tonnes of surplus Sussex apples, paid for with over 2000 bottles of Silly Moo . We look forward to repeating the swap next autumn. If you want to get involved in our apple swap, please sign up to our newsletter for more details.
We produce 500ml & 330ml bottles, 20 litre Bag in Boxes and 30 litre Kegs and directly supply some of the best pubs in Sussex. We also work with a couple of wholesalers in the South East - Pig’s Ears, Real Al Company, Fetch the Drinks and LWC.
If you're a shop, pub or restaurant and would like a sample please let us know and we'll drop it in. We have had to drink a lot of cider to work out what we like - please let us know what you think. firstname.lastname@example.org