WELCOME TO FYNBURYS CIDER
Quality Ciders From England’s Smallest County
Welcome to Fynburys Cider, the home of Rutland cider!
Fynburys began as a twinkle in the eye of chief cider maker and director Mike Berry, after he bought a property in Thistleton, about five miles from Rutland Water. The house had a small apple orchard, and Mike suddenly had so many apples that he didn’t know what to do with them.
However, the answer soon dawned on him, and he gathered together a few of his Rutland friends. They built a home-made cider press using a car jack and some reclaimed oak, and crafted the first 200 litres of what is now the famous Fynburys Rutland cider. As you might imagine, a merry party or two was held, and everyone agreed that Rutland cider had a unique and delicious flavour.
Today, just five short years later, Rutland cider can be found all over the county in pubs and clubs, and in towns and villages over the borders into Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.
Rutland is famous for being the smallest county in England, and contains Rutland Water, the largest reservoir in England, and one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe, just to the east of the county town of Oakham. The reservoir was constructed in 1975, and now hosts water sports of all types. In addition, there is Rutland Water nature reserve, set in 2,400 acres of glorious English countryside, and containing many visiting waterfowl at different times of the year.
Fynburys is proud of its’ Rutland heritage, and sources all of its’ apples and other fruits in the county and around. Rutland may be the smallest county in England, but its’ fame is spreading as the appeal of Fynburys Rutland cider advances ever further across England.