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
Opening of Sheppy’s House of Cider & Fine Foods.
A Year of Celebration
Bicentenary celebration! 200 years of making cider through 6 generation. The very first SheppyFest hosted by Sheppy’s Cider.
We Look to the Future
Development on our old brick building began.
Sheppy’s Begins to Grow
All new cider production facilities were completed on the farm.
David Takes over Sheppy’s
David took control of the business when Richard retired.
The Beginning for Visitors
Richard and Mary Sheppy created the Rural Life Museum and Tea Room for visitors.
The Sixth and Current Generation
David James Sheppy was born
Serious Times for Sheppy’s
Richard Sheppy began serious cider-making again after winning a prize at the Bath and West Show
A Sad Time for the Cider Market
Cider-making ceased for the War Effort
A Medal to Be Cherished
Stanley Sheppy won the Brewer's Exhibition Gold Medal.
A Mark in History
An orchard was planted to mark Richard's birth (now the Organic Orchard).
The Fifth Generation was Born
Richard James Sheppy was born
A New Beginning
James and Stanley Sheppy moved to Three Bridges Farm.
The Forth Generation was Born
Stanley Sheppy was born.
The Third Generation was Born
James Sheppy was born.
The second generation
John (II) and Deborah Sheppy took on Iwood Farm where ancient cider apple trees still stand today
Where it all began
The first reference to cider-making by John Shepson, whose will shows he changed his name to Sheppy, and the name began.
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