Bring & Bottle

Do you have too many apples from your trees at home? Are you a school looking for a way to raise funds? Maybe you would like to have a unique Christmas gift made from excess fruit. If so, we can help.

If you bring us your apples, we can press, bottle and pasteurise them for you.

Frequently asked questions

Q. - Do I have to book an appointment or let you know that I am coming?

A. - No, we are open Monday to Saturday, 08.30 until 17.00, just come along and we will take it from there.

Q. - I only have a few apples, is there a minimum amount?

A. - There isn't a minimum amount, but if you bring in smaller amounts the process will be as follows. On arrival your apples, as a whole batch, will be sorted into either Sharp, Medium or Sweet. They then will be pressed with other customers apples, of the same variety, to make a larger batch. The amount of juice you receive will depend on the weight of apples delivered. This is the only way we will be able to continue offering this service due to the demand.

Q. - How much juice will I get?

A. - It depends on the variety, condition and volume, as a rough guide, 3 lbs of apples will make a litre of juice. One of our plastic trays usually makes 12 bottles.

Q. - How long will it last?

A. - The juice is pasteurised and the bottles hot filled, we put an 18 month best-before date on ours, but the juice will keep longer.

Q. - How long will it take?

A. - All of the fruit that we have received is now pressed and bottled. We are currently working through what we have here that hasn't been packed up yet. Everything should be ready to collect before we shut for Christmas on the 24th of December. If you haven't been contacted yet, it shouldn't be long!

Q. - How much does it cost?

A. - The Price for the 2019 season is £1.40 per Litre. This includes pressing, bottling, pasteurisation and shrink wrapping into cases of 12. There is currently a Europe wide shortage of glass bottles due to the reduction in the amount of plastic bottles being used. Whilst we applaud the reduction in one use plastic, this has left us in a rather unfortunate position of a serious lack of bottles, due to factors beyond our control. So this season we are also offering 10 litre bag in box at the rate of £1.30 per litre (£13 per box). The advantage of the bag in box is that, due to the design of the tap, once opened the box will keep in excess of 6 months, rather than the 4 days of the glass bottles. If you have any questions regarding the bag in box, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like any further information, then please contact us here.