The Summer Solstice Case - June 2023

The Summer Solstice Case - June 2023

Regular price £28.00

This month we’ve got a great cross-section of ciders from some of the best producers in the industry, showing the breadth and depth of products on offer from the more established cider counties. There’s a wide variety of tastes and styles from barrel-aged vintage to easy-drinking fruity ciders for a summer’s day – so there’s something for everybody.

Crafty Nectar No. 8 (4%) Somerset

A rare fruit cider in which the fruit adds to the cider rather than overpowering it. This is a harmonious combination of Yorkshire triangle rhubarb juice, combined with fresh pressed Somerset cider. Well balanced, zingy with a subtle rhubarb finish. Previous winner of The Stable Cider of the Year and Silver medal winner at the International Cider Challenge.

Dorset Nectar ‘Top of the Hill’ (4.8%) Dorset

This is a sophisticated, medium-dry, organic, cider made from eleven varieties of organic cider apples. A previous winner of British Champion Organic Cider, it is produced on the family run farm located in the wilds of West Dorset.

Hunt’s ‘Thrasher’ (6.2%) Devon

As the story goes, after a hard day’s work on the threshing machine, this would quench men’s thirst and lift their spirits. “Tis a fine drop,” they’d say “us shall ‘ave the Thrasher again on the morrow.” While we agree that it’s very nice cider, at 6.2% we wouldn’t recommend operating any agricultural machinery after drinking it!

Pearson’s Medium (4.8%) Gloucestershire

Lightly sparkling, intensely appley, clear cider. It has a light fruity aroma and great balance between sweetness, acidity and tannins. Made from Katy, Yarlington Mill, Harry Master’s Jersey and Dabinett apples, it’s great with cheese, spicy food or just enjoyed on its own.

Sandford ‘Apple & Oak’ (6.7%) Devon

A dry vintage cider aged in new oak barrels. Showcasing youthful, ripe, bittersweet apple flavours – complemented by notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Key Apple Varieties: Browns, Northwood, Sweet Coppin. Food Match: Cheese Ploughmans and Cured Meats.

Worley’s ‘Beatnik Billy’ (5.5%) Somerset

An easy-going and refreshing cider with delicate apple notes, a hint of elderflower and a light sparkle. Made from eating apples, it comes across as an ‘Eastern counties style’ cider or a white wine. Light and low-ABV, with bags of fruit and mellow balanced sharpness.

Award-Winning Craft Cider
2x UK Cider Retailer Of The Year
10 Years in Retail
100% Fresh Pressed Juice
Vegan & Gluten Free
Made in the UK
Bristol Cider Shop is the original independent cider shop in the UK, founded in 2010, to provide a range of craft ciders to both cider-loving and cider-curious Bristolians. Whilst some of the early history may be a bit hazy, due to a whirlwind of product tastings, having fun and learning about good (and bad) cider, the business moved online in 2011, to spread the word even wider. From the original shop, via the foodie hub of Harbourside, in 2020 we decided to focus online, to make proper cider available across the land. Along the way we were honoured to be awarded UK Independent Cider Retailer of the Year 2015 and 2018.

How quickly will I get my order?

We will ship all orders in 2 working days maximum, often next day.  Deliveries are only made Monday to Friday.

Can I request delivery for a specific day?

Unfortunately we can't guarantee delivery for a specific date, but will try our best to delay it if needed for a future date. Just add a note to checkout.

What happens If I am not in?

Because we are shipping a Licensed product (alcohol), parcels wont normally be left safe. One of 3 things will happen:

1. It will be delivered to a neighbour and signed for - the tracking will show a photo

2. Delivery will be attempted 2 more times to you

3. It will be taken to your local Post Office for you to collect, and a card left through your letterbox.

How much does delivery cost?

Delivery is £5.95 for most of UK for your first case and then £2.95 for additional ones. Rather than hiding the delivery cost in the product price and offering free delivery (there’s no such thing as free delivery!) we’d rather be transparent about the cost of the product and the cost of the delivery.

Are there any places you cannot ship?

We currently only ship within the UK. Delivery to UK islands, Scottish Islands and Scottish Highlands postcodes may cost extra - delivery charges will be displayed at checkout. Unfortunately we cannot now deliver to Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands - apologies. Nor can we ship outside the UK.

I live in Bristol. Can I collect?

Unfortunately our licence doesn’t allow us to have customer collections on site so we can only take orders for delivery, sorry! Watch this space though for Summer 2024.

How can I track my order?

When we ship your order, you should receive an email from us containing a tracking code from our couriers . The quickest way to track your parcel is to follow the tracking link and this will show you the status of your delivery in real time. This will also allow you to change any delivery details if you need to. If you have any further problems, please email us at and we will do our best to help. Sorry we don't have a phone number.

Can I add a Gift Message?

Yes you can, simply add it in at checkout and we will include it on a card. No paperwork is included in the boxes, so no pricing information is given out.