First Press

An explorers brew for people who want more craft in their cider.

First Press is the product of adventure. Paul travelled from New Zealand to New England sampling the most exciting new ciders in the world. This is his take on what the best micro-cideries from abroad are doing, with a Herefordshire twist.

The result is modern, crisp and refreshing. First Press is proper cider, but it's not your grandparents' scrumpy... Paul makes it using a blend of eating apples including Newtons Wonder, Coxes Orange Pippin and Worcester Pomain. That makes for a cider that's fruity, bold and very easy drinking.

First Press washes down a pub lunch or a BBQ like no other, but also complex enough to be paired with posh stuff as well. You can also cook with it - find some recipes here.

Like all of our ciders, it's is pressed, brewed and bottled by Paul at the farm in Herefordshire.


First press is available bubbly in 330ml bottles (individually or in 6-packs).  It's all waiting for you at the farm or one of the fantastic pubs and restaurants that serve NCC.