inspired by thirst. rooted in tradition

locally sourced.  diligently crafted


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! 

bristols cider house

tastings - pints- bottles - growlers

Bristols Cider House is the only 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 - Sunday1 - 8pm


what's happening at Bristols Cider House

  The First Ever Cider Festival is happening on the Central Coast May 7 at the Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake. Tickets will sell out, do not miss your chance to taste over 20 local craft cider producers, boogie to great jams and savor a traditional English pig roast dinner - all  included in your ticket.

Buy your tickets! 


The Charles Paddock Zoo is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual “Brew at the Zoo!” This event will be taking place on Saturday, April 30th from 5-8:30 pm. A fun evening is in store with a sampling of over 15 microbreweries and cider for you to enjoy while strolling through the Zoo! Attendees will receive a collectible beer glass for tastings and music will be provided! Food and merchandise will be available for purchase too.


- grub at the cider house -

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


curry and a pint - industry night

 Curry and a Pint: Chefs Jeffery Scott and Natale Koch from Vineyard Events or Chef Jeffry Wiesinger of Jeffry's Catering serving  serving a different variety of curry every week from 5:30 - 8pm. From Chicken Tikka Masala to Vegetarian Thai Green Coconut Curry to Pork Madras, each week is different and oh so tasty.  Check our Facebook page for a preview of the week's curry selection.

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


wood fired Paella

Paella: Every Friday Chef Jeffrey Scott of Vineyard Events will be serving Paella cooked over a wood fire grill. Using fresh local ingredient Chef Jeff will be creating different versions of this classic dish each week.


gypsy flame wood fired pizzas - live music

  Wood Fired Pizza: Every Saturday Gypsy Flame  fires up the grill  with unique varieties of grilled pizzas from 5-8pm.  Whether you prefer the traditional Margherita or are more adventurous (macaroni and cheese pizza anyone?) 

Live Music with Bob Duffy: On the second Saturday 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!






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 - Sunday  1 - 8pm