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Rough Old Wife Cidery

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Great Holt Farm | Elmsted, Ashford TN25 5JY, England
+44 1227 700757
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Never actually got to experience our tour due to very poor booking process and customer service

My young son gave his father (I bought it on his behalf) a cider tasting tour for Christmas 2016... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
United Kingdom
Education with taste!

Groupon tickets at £7 each for a 2-hour presentation by Simon Reed, with tastings. Excellent value... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
West Malling, United Kingdom
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Formed in 2006 we are a traditional Kent artisan Cidery producing multi-award winning hand-pressed whiskey barrel fermented & matured ciders from own or Kent culinary apples “Chemical free from Growth to Glass” is our ethos and all our ciders have that unique Rough Old Wife DNA! Sales, tours, tastings and courses all available by appointment. Rough, Tasty, Blushing, Spicy?..choose your best wife!
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“old barn” (3 reviews)
“simon” (7 reviews)
Great Holt Farm | Elmsted, Ashford TN25 5JY, England
+44 1227 700757
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

My young son gave his father (I bought it on his behalf) a cider tasting tour for Christmas 2016 via a Groupon deal. My husband is a cider lover and keen home brewer. After purchasing the Groupon voucher I emailed Rough Old Wife to confirm...More

Thank Yorksh1re_Pudd1ng
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Groupon tickets at £7 each for a 2-hour presentation by Simon Reed, with tastings. Excellent value. First you'll need a good GPS to find the Cidery hidden away in the lush Kent countryside. Really excellent presentation to a group of 12-14 people, full of facts...More

Thank SteveLeeGB
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Was given a voucher to visit the cidery as an Xmas gift. I went along with a friend. We went into an old barn and was met by the owner.We were given a talk on the history of cider making throughout the ages we were...More

Thank marionwilson52
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Got a 'Free Tour' thanks to the Kent Big Day Out - Think you have to book tours in advance as they are normally 'by appointment' - but, well worth it. The Cidery is in the middle of nowhere, so a good map or Sat-Nav...More

Thank Davethe H
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband was given a tour and products as part of a birthday present. We had never heard off this place before. Took a little while to find it as off the beaten track,lots of country windy lanes as to be expected. On arrival everything...More

Thank pingu2014
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We got tickets to take this tour. Simon the owner was a excellent tour guide. Yes it's rural it's a farm !! Yes it's not exoctic and modern it's a local farm business !!! Yes it was so interesting and of course the cider was...More

Thank dwan859
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Just visited the Rough Old Wife Cidery, we were met by the owner, Simon and he gave us a wonderful lesson on the history of apples and cider making. Yes it is an old barn which has seen better days, but that just added to...More

1  Thank Colin C
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Do not bother waste of your time. We arranged a day to do our tour (contact was actually good for this) We travelled to the location but was very confused as it looked like a ghost farm with no clear signs. We drove back and...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We've tried twice to book Rough Old Wife (not just via groupon) initially for a friends birthday, where I attempted to phone, email, facebook (had considered smoke signals) to no avail. This would've been for about 15 people. Eventually about a week later I got...More

Thank Canterburyresident
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We visited this venue on Friday, having purchased a Groupon voucher. We booked on line, received confirmation and even an email reminder the day before. On arrival we found the barn closed up. Checked with a neighbour we were in the right place, telephoned the...More

Thank Lee M
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13 June 2016|
Response from clare a |
It's open when the owner can be bothered to turn up to an appointment you have booked... Then rebooked cos he didn't turn up the first time.. And then cancelled the second time fifty minutes before arrival. Terrible customer... More