Kentish Pip is one of our wonderful suppliers of Cider.
Why do we love them?
We love their passionate and innovative spirit to challenge the status quo. They combine tradition with innovation and continue to push the boundaries working with nature to delight us with new flavours to discover.
Kentish Pip is a small family run business based in Woolton Farm near Canterbury, where the Mount Family has been growing apples for generations. It was founded by Herbert Mount over 100 years ago growing fruit and vegetables. The business then diversified into Cider and is now run by Mark, his wife Rosie and their son Sam. They developed the original range from extensive trials and old family recipes, such as hedgerow jelly and elderflower cordial. An early run of awards and growing sales set the business on its way.
Kentish Pip´s goal is to combine the best ingredients with innovation, style and a pinch of tradition to produce the next generation of Great British Cider. Kent is historically known for growing dessert and culinary apples which is exactly what they do at Woolton Farm. In 2014 Mark planted four new orchards with a selection of nine heritage cider apple varieties. These varieties bring the bitterness and astringency familiar to traditional craft cider drinkers.
They source dessert and culinary apples from their own farm and a handful of trusted local growers in Kent and Sussex. In combination with their unique range of heritage cider apples this is the first stage in creating their distinctive style.
They only ever use 100% fresh apples and pears. Never made from concentrate. They only ever ferment the natural sugars in the fruit.
All production takes place at Woolton Farm. They press the fruit in its optimum condition and ferment largely in single varieties.
Blending is the art and science of creating the finished product from the base ingredients. The styles of their ciders are distinguished by the apple varieties used. They combine culinary apples, dessert apples and heritage cider apples.
Their house style is fresh and fruit forward with most ciders falling into the distinction medium dry. There are of course exceptions to this like Dappler, a dry wild fermented cider or view their special editions.
All Kentish Pip´s products, including flavoured ciders, contain between 75 and 100% apple juice.
What else can we say? At My Farm Shop we have fallen in love not only with Kentish Pip´s wonderful & delicious Ciders, but also with the people behind it!