About The Cidery
The Cidery proudly recognises the contribution of the early pioneer families to establishing a world renowned apple industry in WA, centered at Bridgetown. Many of these pioneers and their daily work is featured in the extensive historical photographic display at The Cidery along with the tools they used in producing “the best apples in the world”.
This strong apple tradition of the area is being continued with the development locally of the world famous Pink Lady apple, at Manjimup, by the WA Department of Agriculture. The high quality Pink Ladys are used in the production of The Cidery’s ciders and apple juice, to once again create “the unique taste of Bridgetown”.
A visit to The Cidery
The Cidery’s commitment to quality and local products is evident once you walk through the Jarrah entrance doors. A handcrafted Jarrah tasting bar and display dresser, made by partner Peter Vowles, complements the extensive use of local Jarrah, Marri, Blackbutt and pine timbers, used to line the various areas within the building, which comprise tasting area, dining area, “snug” bar, stage and entertainment room. A life-size mural by local artist Nicky Fabiszak dominates the museum area, which contains tools and memorabilia from the orcharding days of the past. Nicky’s artwork is in abundance at The Cidery, and is also to be found on our wine & beer labels and our stunning menu board.
The internal areas offer an expansive view, through full-height glass windows and doors, of the shady veranda edged with ornamental vines, in turn leading onto the extensive landscaped gardens with the water beyond. Visitors can relax and enjoy The Cidery’s drinks and food under the shade of the towering river gums in summer or snuggle up in front of the warm fire in Bridgetown’s delightful winters.