11th June 2017

​We entered the competition at The Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow (courtesy of Ross On Wye Cider & Perry Co.) and we won Gold for our dry cider 'Growler', Gold for our sweet cider 'Biffyn' but also won the Champion Cider award for our dry cider 'Growler' :-) this is the first competition and festival at the Yew Tree Inn, it is in aid of their nominated charity and is set to become a popular annual event!


28th May 2017

We struck gold!!! Sincerely chuffed to have won two Gold awards Welsh Perry & Cider Society annual championships at the beautiful Caldicot Castle & Country Park yesterday! We won Gold for our sparkling medium bottled cider 'Splanky' and Gold for our bottled conditioned, champagne style Perry :-) that's their everyone who came and supported us yesterday, really great to see some good old friends :-)


12th May 2017

We entered a significant international cider competition this week and are sincerely chuffed to have picked up the silver award for our sweet cider 'Biffyn'. Really satisfying as there are many well known

and respected cider makers in the running!
http://www.cidermuseum.co.uk/assets/Results-2017.pdf


29th January 2017

What an honour!!! ... we are in great company here! click here and scroll down!

... sincere thanks to Olly Smith, EVENT magazine and The Mail on Sunday

for backing WIlliams Brothers sparkling medium cider 'Splanky' ahead

of this years Six Nations!!



19th October 2016


Great evening at the Houses of Parliament this evening! Good to talk

to so many people about cider making and was great to see our cider

go down very well! Great to see our local MP turn up and show his support.


16th October 2016

Fantastic to have been invited in to the Jamie Owen show on BBC Radio Wales

today! We had a great time and enjoyed chatting to everyone about our ciders!

Thanks to Jamie, Tony and the rest of the team ... and guests for taking an

interest in small producers of proper real cider in Wales! :-)

you can listen again here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0079g25



31 Jul 2016

We made the national press!!!


Nice to be recognised by drinks expert,

Olly Smith, in his article in

The Mail on Sunday



July 2016

Williams Brothers Cider to trade at Wales’ best loved food festival!

Williams Brothers Cider has been chosen to be part of this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival which returns over the weekend of 16 - 18 September.

The Festival, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the market town of Abergavenny every year, has hand-picked the exhibitors who will trade in the markets and has once again picked Williams Brothers Cider to be among them.

Matrika Lindley-Thompson, Exhibitor and Logistics Director said: “We are very pleased to be able to offer Williams Brothers Cider a space at our Festival. Every year the demand to trade gets higher and higher so it’s a real testament to them that they have been chosen. We’re looking forward to welcoming them to the Festival!”

Brothers Rich and Pete Williams from Bedwas based Williams Brothers Cider said: “Abergavenny Food Festival is one of the highlights of the festival calendar so we’re delighted to have been chosen to be a part of it. We’ll be there with our draught and bottled craft real ciders and hope the thousands of visitors to the Festival will come and see us and taste what we have on offer, perhaps for the first time!"

“This Festival is a fantastic way for us to share what we do and introduce more and more people to us.”

The Festival will be headlined by one of TV’s favourite MasterChef stars, Monica Galetti, who will be running a cookery demonstration and talk, with Waitrose magazine editor William Sitwell.

Jose Pizarro will take centre stage, demonstrating recipes from his book ‘Basque’ followed by a book signing. And festival friend Cyrus Toddiwala will also be hosting a masterclass from his new book ‘Mr. Todiwala’s Spice Box.’

There are some new additions to the line-up for 2016, including a brand new Gin Palace as well as the return of Festival favourites, Party at the Castle, the Night Market and Food Academy workshops for the budding mini –master chefs out there.

Wristbands tickets start at just £7 and let you stroll the markets with entry into five venues, over 200 food and drink exhibitors, live cookery demonstrations, children’s activities, entertainment, live music and much more. Headliner acts and special events sold separately. All tickets available now visit abergavennyfoodfestival.com



June 2016

GLASTO! Great news, we have been asked to supply cider to Glastonbury 2016. Very very chuffed


Most excellent evening at The Stable, Cardiff, great to meet some Cardiff bloggers and talk about (and taste!) lots of our cider and also Purbeck Ciders (nice to meet you Nicky!) ... Thanks to the great team at The Stable Cardiff for looking after us! Cheers!


May 2016

Sincerely chuffed to win Bronze award for our cask cider, Goodwood, Silver for Sparking Splanky and Silver for Growler at the Welsh Perry & Cider Society festival at Caldicot Castle :-)



April 2016

Crowned 'Champion Cider Maker 2016' at the 'Big Apple Cider Trials 2016' in Putley.  We also won 1st, 2nd & 3rd for our Splanky (medium), Growler (dry) and Biffyn (sweet).  What a fantastic start to the year



November 2015

Another gruelling but enjoyable pressing season again this year, all the family have rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in!

This year we have pressed a wider variety of cider apples 

  • Kingston Black
  • Yarlington Mill
  • Ellis Bitter
  • Dabinett
  • Foxwelp
  • Fredrick
  • Herefordshire Red Streak
  • Michelin
  • Bulmers Norman
  • Brown Snout
  • Harry Masters Jersey
  • Sweet Coppin


Looking forward to tasting and blending and hopefully producing some more top quality real cider!!!


24th May 2015

​WE STRUCK GOLD!!! We're over the moon with winning the Welsh Perry and Cider championships Gold Award for both our medium cider (Bonk) and our sweet cider (Biffyn) as well as the Silver Award for our Championship winner last year, Splanky!


2nd May 2015

Really pleased that our 'Stoke Red' sweet cider won 3rd prize at the Putley 'Big Apple Cider Trials'


18th April 2015

MP Wayne David visits the cider house where we discussed welsh cider and the proposed change to Uk cider duty exemption


16th March 2015

Rich and Pete attend a parliamentary reception to promote Welsh cider and protect small scale cider producers excise duty


7th February 2015

BLENDING DAY!
It’s a tough job but……someone has to do it!

News

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Cider Apples being delivered