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Our Heritage

200 years in the making...

Through more than 200 years of making real premium craft cider, six generations
of the Sheppy family have weathered the ups and downs of combining farming
with cider-making by embracing change and opportunity.

Opening the Doors to Our Future

2017

Opening of Sheppy’s House of Cider & Fine Foods.

timeline 2017 Opening the Doors to Our Future

A Year of Celebration

2016

Bicentenary celebration! 200 years of making cider through 6 generations. The very first SheppyFest hosted by Sheppy’s Cider.

timeline 2016 A Year of Celebration

We Look to the Future

2015

Development of our old brick building began.

timeline 2015 We Look to the Future

Sheppy’s Begins to Grow

2014

All new cider production facilities were completed on the farm.

timeline 2014 Sheppy’s Begins to Grow

David Takes over Sheppy’s

1998

David took control of the business when Richard retired.

timeline 1998 David Takes over Sheppy’s

The Beginning for Visitors

1978

Richard and Mary Sheppy created the Rural Life Museum and Tea Room for visitors.

timeline 1978 The Beginning for Visitors

The Sixth and Current Generation

1966

David James Sheppy was born.

timeline 1966 The Sixth and Current Generation

Serious Times for Sheppy’s

1950

Richard Sheppy began serious cider-making again after winning a prize at the Bath and West Show.

timeline 1950 Serious Times for Sheppy’s

A Sad Time for the Cider Market

1941

Cider-making ceased for the War Effort

A Medal to Be Cherished

1932

Stanley Sheppy won the Brewer's Exhibition Gold Medal.

timeline 1932 A Medal to Be Cherished

A Mark in History

1930

An orchard was planted to mark Richard's birth (now the Organic Orchard).

The Fifth Generation was Born

1927

Richard James Sheppy was born.

timeline 1927 The Fifth Generation was Born

A New Beginning

1917

James and Stanley Sheppy moved to Three Bridges Farm.

timeline 1917 A New Beginning

The Forth Generation was Born

1886

Stanley Sheppy was born.

timeline 1886 The Forth Generation was Born

The Third Generation was Born

1852

James Sheppy was born.

timeline 1852 The Third Generation was Born

The second generation

1845

John (II) and Deborah Sheppy took on Iwood Farm where ancient cider apple trees still stand today.

timeline 1845 The second generation

Where it all began

1816

The first reference to cider-making by John Shepson, whose Will shows he changed his name to Sheppy, and the name began.

Get in touch

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01823 461 233

events@sheppyscider.com

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restaurant@sheppyscider.com

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