Black Rat Cider| About us

The background

The decision to develop Black Rat Cider came after looking at the popularity of other ciders available on the market and deciding we could do it better!

We set out to produce a high quality English cider, made from only freshly pressed apples grown locally in Somerset and then… well, we just let the apples do their stuff!

The result was a great tasting premium cider with a strong brand image to compliment our award winning Moles Ales.It took a week to get the recipe right but what a week! Black Rat Cider was born in March 1998 and has been going from strength to strength ever since!

We use a variety of apples to produce our award winning cider.

Such as: Dabinett, Tremletts Bitter, Yarlington Mill, Ashton Bitter, Somerset Red Streak and Brown Snout. The cider is unpasteurised to maintain the original flavour, giving Black Rat its fresh apple aroma, smooth taste, crisp clean finish and bright, lightly sparkling appearance. In summary, a full flavored cider (It’s also suitable for vegetarians).

Why is Black Rat called Black Rat?

Well, this is a closely guarded secret known to few but discussed by many. Only the original development team knows the whole truth. If you can track them down, buy them a pint, they may tell you!

Black Rat is available in:

Moles Brewery
(and Cascade Drinks Ltd)
Merlin Way
Bowerhill Trading Estate
Melksham, Wiltshire
SN12 6TJ

Tel: 01225 708842