I can confirm the above having worked on that plant during construction. Little fact, they transport the apllea using a water chute, there is a hole in the bottom to take any rogue pears out. Apllea float, pears don't. Ever wondered why we don't Pear dunk, now you know.
Got to say when I was a drinker (Packed up for 'Stoptober' ) this was my drink of choice although it was the 2 litre bottles (£2.04p) that was my 'weapon of choice' Lovely little bargain, heat added , although I'll probably never get to partake !..... bummer!
Cheaper by the bottle 2litres £2.04 https://groceries.morrisons.com/webshop/product/Crumpton-Oaks-Dry-Cider/261663011?from=search¶m=crumpton oaks
Aston Manor was established in 1983 and is the largest independently owned cider maker in the UK Aston Manor Cider has a production and packaging facility in Birmingham, orchards in Worcestershire and Herefordshire and a further production and packaging facility at Tiverton in Devon. In spring 2013 the business announced the planting of 1,000 acres of additional new orchards committing to the planting of over 350,000 trees. In doing so we have agreed twenty-five year contracts with our farmer and grower partners. The Tiverton site has received significant investment to transform its capacity and capability. The £10m invested over three years has doubled both the volume of production and employment, making Aston Manor a cider manufacturer of scale. In the autumn of 2013, a new fruit processing and pressing facility was added in Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire. This represented further major investment to support the expected growth of the business. In order to support further growth, in July 2014 the business announced a multi-million pound deal to create an outstanding logistics facility at a new site just three miles from the Aston production site. In 2016 both the Aston and Tiverton manufacturing sites were awarded BRC AA* ratings, the highest possible grading by the certification body BRC Global Standards following unannounced audits. The Stourport fruit processing plant was awarded a BRC AA rating, which is the highest mark for a prearranged inspection. Adjacent to the M6 at Witton in Birmingham the new logistics hub is configured precisely to the requirements of Aston Manor Cider. Further investment in the top quality, modern site creates a suite of offices for the management and support functions of the business. This is now the head office of Aston Manor. Our brands range from mainstream ciders like Crumpton Oaks and Kingstone Pres to award-winning premium ciders such as Friels and Knights Malvern Gold. We have won over 25 different taste awards in the last three years, which is testament to the care that goes into every cider that we produce. We currently export a range of our ciders to more than 20 countries including America, Russia and a number of countries in Africa. We welcome export enquiries. Aston Manor works closely with a broad range of customers to produce own brand cider products of the highest quality. In recognition of our collaborative approach with customers, Aston Manor were announced as the own-label alcohol category supplier of the year at The Grocer Gold Awards in 2013.
Its decent cider. Its not own brand its sold everywhere, made by aston manor. From Orchard to Glass, Aston Manor Cider is the UK’s largest independent cider maker. We are 100% family owned with an ethos to deliver only the finest products