Apple pressing service

Apple glut? We can turn your apples – any variety, dessert or cooker – into delicious bottles of your own juice.


We require a minimum of 100kg, or about 4 to 5 feed-sacks worth. You could always ask your friends and neighbours if they have any spare, or arrange a community pressing.

Your job:

Contact us to arrange a delivery time to our orchard in Dolton, North Devon. Just before our agreed date for pressing, collect your good quality, clean, ripe apples (or pears) – no rotting or badly bruised fruit – and put it into bags or boxes. Windfalls can be juiced provided they are in good condition.

What we do:

We will wash, mill, and press your apples, then bottle and pasteurise the juice (using 750ml clear glass bottles). The pasteurisation process preserves your apple juice for at least two years. We will call you when your juice is ready to be collected.


£1.50 (inc VAT) per 750ml bottle, £1.20 if you supply your own clean 750ml bottles with screw-top lids. One hundred kilos of fruit usually yields about eighty bottles of juice.

Juice only?

If you want to freeze your juice, or make it into cider, we can press your apples for £0.60 per litre. Bring your own containers, or we can supply containers for an additional cost.