The latest from Aston Manor
17th May 2017
Friels First Press Vintage Cider 7.4% is now available in a 5L mini-keg complete with the brand's retro-inspired design.
23rd March 2017
Aston Manor Cider wins a gold and silver award for Knights Cider at the International Cider Awards 2017.
5th December 2016
Aston Manor, the UK's largest independent cider maker with a production site in Stourport-on-Severn, hosted the Mayor and Mayoress of Stourport as the apple pressing season came to a close.
16th November 2016
Official cider of Rugby League, Kingstone Press, has lived up to its name of Experiential Brand of the Year, by delighting rugby league supporters with a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity at the Four Nations.
16th November 2016
Aston Manor Cider has reported a very successful harvest as the last of the season's apples make their journey from the orchards to the pressing and processing facility in Stourport-on-Severn.
14th November 2016
Aston Manor Cider has had a record year of award achievements after winning 17 accolades and being shortlisted for a further five awards
26th October 2016
Aston Manor Cider has taken a bold approach to enhancing its working relationships with key suppliers starting with a dedicated conference this month.
20th October 2016
Gordon Johncox, managing director at Aston Manor Cider has been appointed as deputy chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM), the trade body for the industry.
15th September 2016
Capital expenditure of £5m in 2015, bringing the investment total to £30m over the last five years, is identified as the reason Aston Manor Cider continues to outperform expectations and transform its business.
26th August 2016
Aston Manor Cider, the UK's largest independent cider maker, has announced that Grocery Aid will be the company's nominated charity.
15th June 2016
Kingstone Press, the flagship cider from Aston Manor, has been announced as the Principal Partner of England Rugby League ahead of this year's Four Nations tournament and Rugby League World Cup in 2017.
3rd June 2016
The UK's largest independent cider maker, Aston Manor, has been recognised for having the highest food and drink safety standards at every one of its production facilities.
24th May 2016
Friels First Press Vintage, the craft cider produced by Aston Manor, has been awarded a gold medal “the highest award“ at a prestigious industry competition.
17th May 2016
The UK's largest independent cider maker, Aston Manor, has been recognised by the award of the highest possible rating for its apple pressing and processing facility in Stourport following an on-site audit.
17th May 2016
The UK's largest independent cider maker is investing again in its major site at Tiverton in Devon. Aston Manor Cider has outlined how its packaging and production facility will become more sustainable as it supports wider company growth.
22nd March 2016
Rodney Clifford, head cider maker at Aston Manor Cider has been appointed to a senior role with the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM), the trade body for the industry.
16th October 2015
In a landmark deal for its flagship cider, Aston Manor has agreed a partnership with national on-trade operator, Marston's Beer Company, which will see the cider maker exclusively supply the draught formats of Kingstone Press for a minimum of three years.
15th October 2015
The UK's largest independent cider maker, Aston Manor, is extending its diverse portfolio with a new vintage cider, launched under the Friels brand
15th October 2015
Aston Manor Cider, the UK's largest independent cider maker, has revealed that record investment and exceptional growth in the last few years has meant it believes it is better placed than any other cider maker to continue to make progress.
1st October 2015
Saturday, 26th September: After rewarding Tough Mudder finishers all year with refreshing, authentic cider, it was the turn of the Kingstone Press team to take on arguably one of the toughest military assault courses in the world. On the final UK Tough Mudder event of the year, the team tackled 12 miles of rough terrain, over hills, through forests and lakes before crossing the finish line. Showing great teamwork and support for one another, they had to overcome 24 obstacles that punctuated the course to complete the challenge. Celebrating those who demonstrate physical strength and mental grit by completing the tough course, this year as the official finishers' cider, Kingstone Press has delivered refreshment to 100,000 participants all over the UK and in Ireland (Dublin)
11th September 2015
Following a fruitful summer, the first batch of apples harvested from our orchards in Malvern have been pressed and processed at our purpose-built facility in Stourport-on-Severn
28th July 2015
The UK's largest independent cider maker, Aston Manor Cider, has been profiled in a new book celebrating 750 years of parliament in Britain.
24th July 2015
According to official figures from the Office of National Statistics, sales of cider, perry and mead has soared since 2013. In 2014, £911m worth of cider, perry and mead produced by UK manufacturers was sold compared to £812m the year before.
17th July 2015
Aston Manor Cider, the UK's largest independent cider maker, has moved into a new office space and warehouse and logistics hub in Witton, just three miles from its production site in Aston, Birmingham.
12th June 2015
Aston Manor Cider, the UK's largest independent cider marker, is celebrating after winning the coveted award for the Best Manufacturer (Large) at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards 2015.
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