Hello friends and welcome to Ascension Cider

Gluten Free, Sulphite Free, Vegan. Cider For Everyone.

Ascension Cider is owned and run by Matt Billing, a third-generation Hot Air Balloon pilot with an obsession for cider.

We are based in an old apple store, on an Orchard in East Sussex, where over 20 varieties of apple are grown. We are never short of ingredients or inspiration.

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How we create
Ciders with Altitude

Ciders For Everyone. Vegan. Gluten Free. Sulphite Free.

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    QUALITY INGREDIENTS

    Apples are picked straight from the Orchard and loaded into….
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    NATURAL SUNSHINE

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    FERMENTATION

    Our blend of yeasts to work in harmony with the wild yeasts that are….
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    INNOVATION, NOT LIMITATION

    We constantly push the boundaries of the taste normality…
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Browse Our Ciders

Discover our core range and limited edition creations...

A new experience emerges from each variety of our cider, from fresh, juicy notes in Pilot, to the dry and classic flavours of Sussex Dabinett, to the fruity tartness of Purple Haze.

New creations are constantly arising from Ascension HQ. You’ll find them here first.

Pilot Cider
PILOT

Super Tasty Session Cider! – This is our original and best selling cider. Wild fermented cider blends with freshly pressed apple juice to create a refreshing and fruity blend.

4.8% ABV

Best served chilled (4-11 deg)

Available in 20L Bag in Box and 330ml Bottle

Strong Sussex Cider
MOTHERSHIP

A stronger blend than Pilot, with a drier edge. A smaller amount of fresh juice is added, meaning the fruitiness is still there, but with a stronger cider flavour.

6% ABV

Best served chilled (4-11 deg)

Available in 20L Bag in Box

Best Pear Cider
PER

Our take on a Pear Cider. Wild fermented apple cider is blended with freshly pressed conference pear juice to bring a sweet, soft cider.

Dedicated to a legend of aviation, Per Lindstrand.

4.8% ABV

Best served chilled (4-11 deg)

Available in 20L Bag in Box

Strong Sussex Cider
SONIC TITAN

Dry, Heavy Cider. A blend of wild fermented cider and a small amount of juice to round the flavours.

8.2% ABV

Best served chilled (4-11 deg)

Available in 20L Bag in Box

Best Mulled Cider
CHASING DUSK
An aromatic and comforting blend of Medium-sweet cider, Root Ginger Juice and cinnamon leaf.  This infusion really brings an air of winter comfort and is perfect served as a “mulled” cider either on it’s own, or with a measure of dark rum added!

4% ABV

Can be served chilled (4-11 deg) or gently warmed

Available in 20L Bag in Box

WRATH

Wild Cider, fresh apple and red grape juices come together to produce this sumptuous cider. The tartness from the cider, sweetness of the apple and dry tannins of the grapes create layer upon layer of flavour bring a fresh fruity cider with a dry finish.

4% ABV

Best served chilled (4-11 deg)

Available in 20L Bag in Box

Best Fruit Cider
SHIMMY

Lovingly referred to as the “Tangbomb” this lip moreish number is awash with tropical pineapple flavours, balanced with a light touch of citric acid from the lemon.

4% ABV

Best served chilled (4-11 deg)

Available in 20L Bag in Box

Best Mango Cider
CAN I PLAY WITH MANGOES
Double Indian Mango Cider. A fruity and aromatic blend of wild cider, fresh apple juice, sweet Kesar and aromatic Alphonso mangoes join forces to create a silky smooth tropical cider.

4% ABV

Best served chilled (4-11 deg)

Available in 20L Bag in Box

Best Fruity Cider
PURPLE HAZE
A Blackcurrant Lemonade style Cider. This tart and fruity glass of purple is a blend of wild fermented cider, fresh apple, blackcurrant and lemon juices. A refreshing alternative to overly sweet fruit cider.

4% ABV

Best served chilled (4-11 deg)

Available in 20L Bag in Box

Best Elderflower Cider
GARDENIA

A sweet, floral and herbacious blend of wild cider, fresh pear and elderflowers. A classic flavour combination!

4% ABV

Best served chilled (4-11 deg)

Available in 330ml bottles

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