Shepherd Neame has launched its first cider as the result of a partnership with Aspall.

Britain’s oldest brewer and Britain’s oldest cidermaker joined forces to create Orchard View, which is a blend of several apple varieties (Gala, Braeburn, Jonagold, Katy, Cox, Russett, Windsor, Worcester, Bramley and Howgate Wonder), and it is described as a lightly sparkling, crisp, mid-golden apple cider.

Jonathan Neame, chief executive at Shepherd Neame said: “When we first though about making a cider, we knew straight away that it had to be an authentic traditionally made cider that reflected the character of our home in the Garden of England.

“We have created a distinctive, refreshing cider that will make an excellent new addition to our ranges of real ales and lagers.

Orchard View is now available in bottles and keg.