Canterbury Cider

Produced by the Maylam family for over two generations, Canterbury Cider is an award winning, authentic, premium cider made in the garden of England.


SKU: Basher Category:


  • Silver, British Cider Championships 2023 – The Duke
  • Bronze, British Cider Championships 2023 – Bonagold
  • Silver, British Cider Championships 2022 – Bonagold
  • Sanford Orchard, Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards 2022 – Bonagold
  • Bronze, International Cider Challenge 2022 – Bonagold
  • Bronze, International Cider Challenge 2022 – Basher
  • Bronze, International Cider Challenge 2022 – The Duke
  • Taste of Kent Awards 2021 for Kent Cider of the year – 1 of 3 finalists, Basher
  • LUXlife Cider Producer of the Year 2021 – Kent
  Canterbury Cider Awards

Additional information


12 x 500ml


5.4%, 6%


Medium sweet

About us

A Passion for Craft Cider

The Maylam family have always made small batch cider, Robert Maylam’s father Peter used to produce cider in old sherry barrels at the sunken farm yard at Bilting Grange farm. We are currently exploring the old recipes he used to produce a cider wine in the same way.

Robert decided to follow in his father’s foot steps and worked on the farm initially as a shepherd the age of 16. He started making cider in 2015 as a hobby, from this Basher cider was produced. He now runs P & R.P Maylam farming and Canterbury Cider with his wife Catherine and eldest son George who has returned to the farm from university to work alongside his parents.

Canterbury Cider is a family business and the whole family are involved – with Emily and Henry helping us with tastings, sales and blending – we all pitch in and make our cider what it is.

The Maylam Family

Our Process

The Art of Cider Making


Our apples are sourced from local fruit farms close to the hamlet of Bilting and Godmersham in the North Downs of Kent close to the ancient city of Canterbury. We use a special blend of dessert apples Cox, Bramley and Jonogold with the addition of Dabinett cider apples from the village of Long Sutton in Somerset. We only use the finest apples with a long history of exceptional orcharding practices, age of orchard and terroir are key factors we consider, whether it’s the chalk drift soil in Kent or the clay over Lias in Long Sutton this all plays a part in our cider’s distinctive marriage of flavour and character.

There is no concentrate used and we are extremely proud that all our cider is 100% natural apple juice made in a traditional craft cider manner.

Pressing, Fermentation & Maturation

Pressing with our own mill, apple washer and press takes place at Bilting Grange farm, we can arrange viewing of the pressing process and arrange tastings by appointment. Fermentation and maturation also takes place at the farm. We use cultured yeasts specially adapted for cider production that produce the wonderful tastes associated with our cider.

Maturation is carried out in tanks on the farm, we usually leave this for six months before final blending, tasting and bottling.


Our Basher blend is completed prior to bottling but we are slightly different to other craft cider makers and carry out some of our blending prior to fermentation.

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