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 

our ciders

bristols cider features unique artisan ciders

rooted in tradition - inspired by thirst


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On tap Only

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

Granata - Barrel fermented Newtown Pippin apples and Pomegranates, andesine gemstone color and incredible fresh tart pomegranate flavor.

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


On Tap and in Bottles

The 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%!

The 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.


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.



Saturday, May 13

Central Coast Cider Festival

Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake

Join Bristols and 16 other craft cider producers at the 2nd Annual Central Coast Cider Festival. Taste a variety of ciders, meet the cider makers, dine on a traditional English pig roast prepared by Chef Jeffery Scott of Vineyard Events, listen to live music by Erin & The Earthquakes and enjoy the community of Atascadero.



Sunday, May 14 - Mother's Day Brunch

Calling All Moms & Families

Celebrate the women we call "Mom" with Bristols Cider

Enjoy lunch by Chef Jeffrey Scott

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Cider mimosas - $7 -

Festival Style Braustwurst

Apple sauerkraut, spicy stone mustard

Bavarian potato salad

- $10 -

Kid's Hotdog Lunches are available upon request.



Click here to visit our sister site Lone Madrone to purchase online and

have our cider shipped directly to your door




Weekly Food and Events

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! 

 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!


fridays - 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:   Farmstand Catering Company


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 Cafe, Crazy Sushi Fever,

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


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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