HERITAGE Cider Limited, makers of The Taunton Cider Co., took home three awards for taste at the Bath & West British Cider Championships earlier this month.

The maker, based in Atherstone, Ilminster, won silver in the Single Variety category with its new Row 34 cider, produced from single-variety redstreak apples from Taunton Cider's Somerset orchards.

Its First Press Medium cider took home silver in the Medium Open Class Sweet. A bronze award was won for The Taunton Cider Co.’s English Berry cider, in the Friut class.

The company, first established in 1911, came under new ownership in 2023 and said it had “won an award at every event entered” this year, winning six awards in total. 

It shared in a Facebook post: “Heritage and Taunton Cider are thrilled to announce another three awards this year, making it six in total so far.

“Winning two silvers and one bronze at the British Cider Championships in the Medium Open Class Sweet, Single Variety, and Fruit classes respectively.

“We are very thankful to our head cider maker, Ed Down and the rest of the production Team, Doug Farrell and Oliver Hunt for producing such fantastic cider, which has won an award at every event entered!”

The company uses Somerset apples and does not import concentrate. It produces cider in a "traditional way" and says it does not "force the fermentation or hurry things along".