Inspired by thirst - Rooted in tradition

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our story

Bristols Cider is a part of the Lone Madrone winery, owned and operated by brother and sister Neil and Jackie and Neil's wife Marci. Jackie and Neil grew up the town of Bristol in the West Country of England which is very much cider country. We are not talking murky apple juice here but the fermented version.

When Neil moved to California he was disappointed to find none of the traditional beverage of his home, of which he had been known to partake on occasion. So in 1994 Neil began making small batches of cider from local apples under the Bristols name. Since that time it has evolved into an extensive line up of ciders. These ciders are all from select varieties of local apples, primarily from See Canyon and Paso Robles, although we have played with fruit from Oregon and Northern California on occasion. All ciders are 100% apple juice and fermented on the native yeasts of the fruit. We ferment different ciders in different casks, some in retired Bourbon casks, some in retired white wine barrels, but most in stainless steel.

Bristols can be found on draft at a number of the central coast's finest watering holes and select restaurants. The more obscure and quirky bottlings are to be found, when available, at Bristols Cider House only.

If you have the passion it will be worth the trip! 

our ciders

bristols cider features unique artisan ciders

bristols original   -   brigstock   -  barti ddu   - rackham- anne bonny   -   skimmington   -   black bart   -   black beard   


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Antiquity: our newest release.  a blend of traditional cider apples aged in Kentucky spirit casks; unfiltered. Now on tapand sold by the growler

Bristols Original

Crafted from a variety of local apples including Ida Red, Braeburn, and Granny Smith, Bristols Original is our flagship cider.  Mostly dry but slightly sweet, this is our best seller and a favorite of many.  


Brigstock is a slightly sweeter version of our ever popular Bristols Original.                                        

Barti Ddu

Granny smith apples are fermented until dry and then meet UK Challenger, Fuggles, and Belma hops to create the Barti Ddu.  This cider is crisp and refreshing on the palate with a hoppy finish.


Westside Paso Robles fruit, from the Changala Ranch. Gravenstein Apples and Quince, unfiltered. 


Another of our dry hopped ciders, the Rackham is made with Braeburn apples which meet Belma, Citra and Amarillo hops during fermentation to give this cider the distinct aroma of an IPA and flavor of citrus.

Anne Bonny

Named after the famous female pirate Anne Bonny, this cider is heavy on flavor and bursting with personality.  The Anne Bonny is a blend of culinary apples including Pink Ladies, Granny Smith, and Honey Crisp and aged in “used” Kentucky casks.


A traditional British farmhouse-style cider made from Granny Smith and Braeburn apples fermented with brettanomyces. Non-carbonated.

Black Bart

Named after one of the most successful pirates of the 18th century, Black Bart is one of our two bottle conditioned ciders.  Granny Smith apple cider is fermented until dry, hopped, and then bottled with the addition of Saison yeast and aged for at least four additional months undergoing secondary fermentation.  The resulting cider is bone dry, tart, and refreshingly crisp with a hint of hops.

Blackbeard - Sold Out  (but coming soon)

Named after the famous pirate who was born in Neil and Jackie’s home town of Bristol, England, Blackbeard is a truly unique creation with a cult following.  Made with Arkansas Black apples, this cider spends at least eight months in bourbon casks before it is bottled with a combination of 80% champagne and 20% brettanomyces yeasts and undergoes secondary fermentation.  Strong in flavor, smooth going down and with just enough sweetness from the apples, Blackbeard is one of a kind.


bristols cider house

tastings - pints- bottles - growlers

Bristols Cider House is the original cider pub on the Central Coast of California, serving all of our ciders as well as many of the wines produced by Lone Madrone.  Bristols Cider House is also the exclusive home of the Brigstock,  Mangelwurzel, Black Beard, and Green Fairy varieties as they are served on tap only.  Our tastings will take you through a selection of 5 of our current ciders, a great way to sample what we have to offer and how different each cider is. Our staff love to share their knowledge of cider, its history,  and how it is made, so be sure to ask them if you have any questions.

3220 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA  93422 (805) 400-5293

Wednesday and Sunday  1 - 8pm

Thursday  - Saturday1 - 9pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday 

what's happening at bristols cider house


TGIF its Friday at Bristols Cider House

Friday, September 30th

5.30 – 9 p.m.


Levi Sullenger

Levi Sullenger

$5 Pints - Live Music - Cider Press Sandwiches

The work week is over and it's time to kick back and relax.

$5 Pints of our ‘Bristols Original’ Cider

Live Music by Levi Sullenger – starts at 6.30 p.m.

Cider Press Sandwiches by Chef Jeffrey Scott

‘Open Faced Fried Chicken Sandwich, with Poppy Seed Cole Slaw and Warm Bacon-Apple Cider Vinaigrette’


Saturday, October 29th
7 - 11 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween with us at Bristols Cider House

Prizes for the Best Costumes
Witches Brew Cider
Apple Bobbing
 Trick or Treat

Wicked Menu from Farmstead Catering
Oven Roasted Pork Loin
Cider and Hubbard Squash Soup
Roasted Cauliflower and fennel Gratin
Pumpkin Creme Brulee

For full menu details click

We hope to have you join us for some ghoulish, Halloween fun! Spend the evening celebrating with us or pop by on your way to another party - who needs holy water and counter curses when a growler to-go, of Bristols Cider is sure to protect you from all kinds of spells..........


Mini Monster Time

5 - 7 p.m.

Bring your little ones by the Cider House to show off their costumes
Apple Bobbing
Scary Apple Juice
Trick or Treat
Monster Snacks

Worms and Eye Balls in Blood
( also known as spaghetti with meat balls in pureed tomato sauce)

6.30 P.M.


Dress your dogs up in their Halloween finery so they can join in the celebrations.
At 6.30 p.m. we will be judging the best canine costume with doggy prizes for the dogs and a cider prize for their humans.

- grub at the cider house -

We have partnered with a few local caterers to provide our guests with delicious food Thursday - Saturday. 

As always, Bristols Cider House welcomes you to bring in your own picnic or take-away food any time we don’t have food for sale and also Bristols Cider House is dog and family friendly!


growler days

Bring your growler in to refill and enjoy a ½ pint while you wait included in the price.  Great time to fill up for Templeton music in park! 


curry- industry night

 Curry : A different curry every week! 

 Industry Night: each thursday we celebrate the local wine industry with 20% off all ciders for our industry friends

Live Music with Bob Duffy: On the third Thursday of each month, Bob Duffy is on site playing live music from 5 - 8pm.  On occasion he will be joined by his wife Diane, and they become JStreet  Slim and The Leisurenaut!



cider press sandwiches

cider press sandwiches:  

Cider Pressed sandwiches by Jeffery Scott. Always unique and always delicious! Every Friday we will feature one of our ciders for only $5/pint. 


  Wood Fired Pizza: 5 - 8pm Alternating between wood fired pizza by Gypsy Flame or Farmstand Catering Company. 




Visit our sister site Lone Madrone to purchase online and

have our cider shipped directly to your door





connect with us


3220 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422


(805) 400-5293


Wednesday   1 - 8pm

Thursday        1 - 9pm

Friday            1 - 9pm

Saturday        1 - 9pm

Sunday          1 - 8pm