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  - Saturday 1 - 9pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday 

We are dog friendly at the Cider House and always welcome our Canine friends. We do however respectfully request that dogs are on leash at all times when at the Cider House.

our ciders

bristols cider features unique artisan ciders

rooted in tradtion - inspired by thirst

 

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On tap Only (All cider are seasonal, and current tap list may vary)

Carnie: Released once a year right before the mid-state fair. This cider is aged bourbon barrels for a full year then dry-hopped with citra cascade and amarillo hops. 

Changala - This cider is a blend of apples, pears and quince sourced locally from the changla family property. Fresh fruit flavors with a citrusy floral finish.

Colony - Orchard select blend of apples that are fermented in a farmhouse style with gentle notes of Brett and layered depths of flavor.

Antiquity - This cider is aged in new american oak spirit barrels giving it an unmistakeable smoky aroma and finish. (coming back soon)

Granata - Barrel fermented Newtown Pippin apples and Pomegranates, andesine gemstone color and incredible fresh tart pomegranate flavor. (coming back soon)

Merry Hell - A blend of apples co fermented with fresh gin botanicals such as juniper berry, peppercorn and cardimum. A crisp spicy cider. (coming back coon)

 

On Tap and in Bottles

Bristols Original - Over 55 types of culinary and heritage apples sourced from as far north as Sonoma County down to See Canyon. Our "OG" was created as an homage to the drier English ciders that inspired it in to being in the first place.

Mangelwurzel - Beets co-fermented with San Miguel Granny Smith to create a truly unique experience. Rose Pink derived from the Belatonin in the beets, this cider has an earthy nose and a fresh crisp palate.

Barti Ddu - Pronounced ' Barti Thee' this cider named after the welshman Bartholomew Roberts is dry hopped using only English hops. The tea like hops impart a perfumed elegance that supports the Granny Smith's delicateness.                             

Anne Bonny - One of our two bourbon barrel aged ciders, the Anne Bonny marries the elegance of the specific varieties of apples that are blended with a more mellow bourbon experience. Not to be fooled, she is a cider that packs a punch with Abv. varying per batch from 8 - 10%! 

Rackham - Dry hopped Monterey county Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples blended with organically farmed San Luis Obispo Braeburns.

NC2 - Known as "NC squared" this cider calls homage to the two people involved in its becoming. Neil Collins the owner of Bristols Cider house and Neil Collins the owner of Trees of Antiquity where these apples were sourced. 

 

Bottles Only

Black Beard - 18 months bourbon barrel aged blend of Arkansas Black, Black Twig, Honey Crisp, Newtown Pippin, and Granny Smith bottle conditioned with a blend of Champagne yeast and Brettanomyces. Can be laid down for years to increase the ciders already powerful complexity.

Black Bart - This bottle conditioned version of our Barti Ddu, Black Bart is 100% Granny Smith from north county, hopped using English hop varieties and conditioned with a saison yeast.

Skimmington - True West Country influenced scrumpy or farmhouse cider. The Skimmy is non-carbonated with an intense apple skin aroma. We inoculate with two seperate strains of Brettanomyces, B. Drei and B. Lambicus.

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Weekly Food And Events

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wednesdays - 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! 

thursdays - curry- industry night

 Curry: A different curry every week, starting at 5:30pm!

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

 

fridays - live music- food

Live Music: Every Friday night, at 6:30, we feature fantastic local live music! Click on our Music and Events tab for more info!

Taco Night: Shave N Flav starts serving up amazing, award winning, street style tacos every friday night at 5:30! Feel free to contact the cider house for more details!

saturdays - live music - food

  Live Music: Every Saturday night, at 6:30, we feature fantastic local live music! Click on our Music and Events tab for more info!

Greek Food: Saturday nights Templeton Pizza & Greek Food starts serving absolutley delicious greek cuisine at 5:30! Offering Chicken and Gyro plates or sandwiches and also has a number of smaller dishes including hummus with pita, dolmas, and even homemade baklavas for dessert! Feel free to contact the cider house for more details!

 

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! 

The Wine Enthusiast article "The Central Coast Cider Surge" by Matt Kettmann

bristols cider can be found at the following locations:

Atascadero:   Fig, Kochi, Tent City, Marstons 101, Crazy Sushi Fever, Streetside Alehouse

Templeton:  15degrees C, Kitchenette, McPhees, Ninos Grill  

Paso Robles:   Albertsons,  Courtyard Marriot, Hampton Inn, Hotel Cheval, La Cosecha, Rustic Fire, Thomas Hill Organics , Villa Creek, The Hatch, Paso Brewing Company, Paso Robles Inn, Bev Mo, Eagle Energy Country Store,

Santa Marguerita:

San Luis Obispo:Bedas Biergarten, Campus Bottle Shop, Kruezberg Cafe, Luis Wine Bar,,  Lincoln Street Dei, Luna Red, Milestone Tavern,, Novo,,Sandys Liquor, Spikes, Foremost Wine Company, Laurel Lane Market, Mothers Tavern, Laguna Grill, Bev Mo, Whole Foods

Morro Bay: Inn at Morro Bay, Libertine Pub, ,Bottle Liquor

Baywood:  Baywood Ale House, Nardonnes Pizzeria

Pismo Beach/Shell Beach/ Grover Beach : De Paulo and Sons, El Rancho Market, Scottys BBQ, El Rancho Market, Pismo Market, Sea Venture,Flyers, Avila Grocery and Deli

Santa Maria: El Camino Liquor, Bev Mo

Los Alamos:Babis Beer Emporium, Bell Street Farm

Buellton/Solvang: Industial Eats, Eagle Energy, The Good Life

Santa Barbara/Goleta:Llama Dog, Yankee Noodle, Whole Foods, Wine Cask, Mercury Lounge, Wine and Beer

Ojai: Ojai Beverage Company, Westridge Market

Ventura: Bev Mo,

Camarillo: JJerez Liquor, Village Commons Market

Westlake Village:  Stonehaus

Valley Center:  Town Center Market

 

connect with us

location:

3220 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone:

(805) 400-5293

hours:

Wednesday   1 - 8pm

Thursday        1 - 9pm

Friday            1 - 9pm

Saturday        1 - 9pm

Sunday          1 - 8pm

email:

Info@BristolsCider.com