We are deeply saddened that Sir Doug Ellis has passed away. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends today.
He will be remembered fondly for his passion and commitment, not only at Aston Manor Cider, but throughout the local community and across the country.
As a spritely 59-year-old in 1983, Doug invested in a newly formed and struggling regional brewery. It was with great pride that he oversaw the company grow from such small beginnings to one of the world’s largest independent cider makers.
He supported the business through various stages of its evolution, from establishing a local brewery, the expansion into pubs, diversification into contract bottling and its shift into making cider exclusively. He was extremely proud of Aston Manor and enjoyed long standing friendships with many of our employees.
The Ellis family remains pivotal to our business and Doug’s legacy will continue for many years to come.
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