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Apple Day: Making a Bristolian Cider


Sunday 8 October 2023 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

A pile of rosy apples.

Help make a proper Bristol Cider! 

More apples than you can use? Donate them to be part of our local cider project and enjoy a free cider! 

Apple Day aims to reduce wastage of garden apples, bringing together the community and The Cider Box taprooms for this one-day event here at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.   

How it works: 

Give your apples a rinse (especially if they’re grubby) and bag them up. Bruised apples are fine but please no rotten apples!  

Drop off your bags of apples between 5 –  7 October at one of three community hubs (watch this space for more information), or bring them along to the Botanic Garden on the day. 

Donate a carrier bag of apples to receive 1 bottle of cider/juice.  

Collect your bottle of cider from The Cider Box in April 2024! 

All apple pomace will be donated to a local farm. 

More information 

What apples can I donate? 

Any apples are suitable for pressing. Please pick the fruit as close to possible to the day you donate them. We’ll only be able to use good quality fruit; it doesn’t have to be perfect, the odd bruise or is ok, but no rotten or even partially rotten fruit please! If you wouldn’t eat the apple, we can’t use it.  

How do I collect my cider? 

If you’ve chosen to receive cider (rather than apple juice on the day) then we will email you around April/May 2024 to let you know it’s ready to collect.