Firstly, have you checked out our prolific facebook page which features news, announcements, photos and all manner of musings from Thistly Cross HQ, and those that enjoy our cider. We love getting feedback and hearing your ideas so do get in touch.
We also have a regularly updated twitter page, so send us a tweet! All news, adventures and even some business meetings (or as we like to call them, sociable cidery drinks in a publican’s bar) are scheduled this way.
If you have any queries or need further information on anything at all, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us on 07960962510, or you can even drop us a note to our Cidershed which is based on a farm:
The Cidershed, South Belton Farm, Nr. Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, EH42 1RG
Directions:- The Cidershed is located just a stones throw from the A1. Take the Stenton / Pressmenan Wood exit off Thistly Cross roundabout (this is the first roundabout after leaving Edinburgh (approx 20 minutes in a tail wind) and if travelling up from the South, is the next roundabout after Asda).
Once off the A1, drive for 500m and take the first left hand turn before the cottages. Drive up the concrete farmtrack – there will be pantiled stables on the right. Continue on and the Cidershed will be straight ahead.
Please be aware that Thistly Cross Cidershed is a place of work ( 9 -5, Monday to Friday) and is based on a working farm. There is a steady flow of traffic in and around the farmyard – so please be careful! However, if you happen to have an out of hours enquiry, it is likely that there may be someone about to deal with your question or delivery.
And please remember that The Cidershed is not currently set up for touring or general retail purposes, but our neighbours at The Store/Belhaven Fruit Farm (open seasonally) and Belhaven Smokehouse, stock a good selection of the Thistly Cross Cider range, and have the necessary card facilities for direct sales.
Apple Donations:- We’re always looking for good quality Scottish apples to make into juice, and our delicious award-winning cider, so if you have any unwanted or unloved fruit, please get in touch. As long as your apples are in good, relatively clean condition (not crab apples), we’ll be interested. Remember, happy, healthy apples make good cider; apples in bad condition, make bad cider. Further details about picking and storage are here.
In exchange for your apples: we offer a 330ml bottle of cider for every 7kg; apple juice in return at 25% of the weight of the fruit brought in, in 20L cider boxes pasteurised with a 1 year shelf life (you can have this in 5L boxes if you prefer (with an additional cost of £1 extra per box), or in bottles (£0.38p extra per bottle)); we can buy the apples directly from you for cash, or offer you a combination of all of these options. Contact us at the office to discuss.