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They're all going draft for Aspal cider

PUBLISHED: 03:13 20 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:21 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK family firm that has been producing top quality cider for eight generations has launched a new venture.

The Aspall Cyder Company, based in the tiny community of Aspall, near Debenham, has been making cider since 1728 and is the oldest direct lineage cider maker in the country.

A SUFFOLK family firm that has been producing top quality cider for eight generations has launched a new venture.

The Aspall Cyder Company, based in the tiny community of Aspall, near Debenham, has been making cider since 1728 and is the oldest direct lineage cider maker in the country.

Throughout the company's proud history its cider has been bottled or sold in small casks but all that is about to change.

Barry Chevallier Guild, a partner in the company and a direct descendant of founder Clement Chevallier, has launched a draught cider. He said: "It is quite a dramatic move on our part but so far everyone is delighted at being able to have the chance to purchase our cider on tap.

"The draught cider is our dry cider which is also our best-selling bottled cider," he said.

Like all ciders made by the company it is made in the traditional way using the best ingredients.

"Our bottled cider is not only popular here in East Anglia but is becoming a favourite with drinkers all over the country as it is stocked by many of the national supermarket chains.

"We have decided to concentrate our draught cider in East Anglia initially as we are proud to be a Suffolk-based company," said Mr Chevallier Guild.

At present the cider is on tap at two Suffolk pubs The Station in Framlingham and The Victoria in Earl Soham.


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