Real cider from real apples made in a really nice location overlooking the river Pang. Specialising in the Eastern Counties style.
Rick Wyatt made his first batch of cider in 2006, and it went down very well at Reading Beer and Cider Festival in May 2007. He is currently using fruit from some of the orchards to the east of Newbury formerly used by Lambourn Valley Cider, including the cider trees at Douai Abbey.
After closing Wyatt’s Craft Cider, Rick set up Pang Valley Cider with Gary Wickens in 2018,
The first public serving of the new cider was at the 2019 Reading Beer & Cider Festival when Midway, an 8.1% ABV blend of Hereford, West Berkshire and Kentish apples, was available. Midway is aptly named because the cider is made at roughly the midway point of the sourced apples’ origins.
Further blends will be made available including Royal County, given the same name as the former flagship Lambourn Valley cider to recognise Roy Bailey’s help for Rick when he started producing cider. Rick’s old favourites – Berkshire Gold and Abbey Gold – will also return.