Cider with Soul

Harrold Calvados is a group of elite cider makers and all-round splendid chaps who have been perfecting the art of cider making for 20 years from our base in the village of Harrold, North Bedfordshire. Our profit is distributed to charities, many of them local.  To date, we have given away in excess of £35,000.  

Totus in bonus vicis!

.Welcome to our website.  Inspired by the master cider makers of our Normandy cousins, the Harrold Calvados Society was set up to revive the art of cider making in Harrold, a small village in North Bedfordshire, England.  

We produce draft and bottled ciders, as well as a cider spirit which we sell at local farmers' markets, fetes and festivals.  We do it for camaraderie, but we are sincere in our desire to use our hobby to support good causes.  

We are all volunteers. Profits that are not reinvested in production are distributed to charities.  Many of these are local, where our small donations make a real difference. 



We currently have 19 members, all thoroughly splendid chaps!   We are keen to attract new like-minded members to get involved in any way they can.  

The Society typically meets once a month over a drink in a local pub.   We also meet up for ad hoc social events (invariably involving food and drink!).  

The highlight of the year is our pick and press weekend, in early October, where we harvest our apples for the next year's vintage! So anyone with good knees is always an asset!  

If you are interested in becoming a member, please do get in touch. You will be very welcome.

Latest News

To mark our 20th anniversary, members went on a 'pilgrimage' to Calvados in June 2024 to see how it's really done and to exchange tasting notes!  We came away secure in the knowledge that our Lambasted bottled cider compares favourably with its famous counterpart.  

Check out the Gallery for some of our favourite memories.


Harrold Cider Limited (t/a Harrold Calvados Society)

A company limited by guarantee (registered in England no. 11532376), registered office 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX.