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Producers - Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey is set on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside the county has to offer. Orchard apples have been produced here for more than 100 years. Until recently the monks were actively involved in looking after the orchard's 2,000 trees and making cider and apple juice from the 40 varieties of apples grown there. Ampleforth produces a great cider apple brandy - perfect for Christmas cakes and puddings - and other spirits too. What's more the Abbey is also proud of its own beer - a British interpretation of a Belgian monastic brew. Today the day-to-day running of the orchards and cider press is undertaken by employees of the Ampleforth estate under the leadership of Cameron Smith. However, the monks still take an active interest in the development of the Abbey's range of beverages as well as the long-term future of the orchard that is central to many of the drinks produced at Ampleforth.


Ampleforth Abbey,
YO62 4EN

Tel: 01439 766000
Ampleforth Abbey Website

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Ampleforth Abbey are involved in the following trails

  • A match made in heaven

    Discover Yorkshire cheeses and cider at their best, then a themed dinner at The Star Inn at Harome
  • A random harvest

    An autumnal introduction to foraging and cider making with a great meal too.
  • Get the abbey habit

    Learn at first hand about the cider, brandy and more from Ampleforth Abbey before a special meal at The Star Inn

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