Dafarn Dywyrch, Llandegla, LL11 3BA
Rosies Triple D Cider
Tel: 01978 790 222
Opening Hours: 10am till Dusk Monday to Friday. 9am till Dusk Saturday and Sunday.
I was born and bred on the family farm in Llandegla. The farm is called Dafarn Dywyrch which translates to ‘Turf Tavern’ and it was one of many pubs along the old drovers road. Dafarn Dywyrch was mentioned in George Borrows 1862 book ‘Wild Wales’ He had called at our pub for some ‘good cheese and cwrw’ – well, we don’t have a pub, cheese or cwrw anymore, but we do produce one of Great Britain’s best ciders.
My interest in production of alcoholic beverages started as a child, making country wines using fruit from the hedgerows and my Grandmothers winemaking book as a guide. I remember looking up at the crab apples and wondering what I could make from them, but they were a bit high up at the time.
In 2005, I planted 12 apple trees and made use of those crab apples – my first 5 gallons of cider became the ‘2006 CAMRA national bottled cider champion’! – that was the start and I have been lucky enough to win awards and increase my production every year since.
In 2011 I became a full-time cidermaker. All the cider is farm pressed, fermented and matured here by me. It achieved further competition success and in order to support sales at farmers markets and food festivals I opened my cider shop at the farm, some 100 years after the pub closed. I am looking forward to the launch of the Clwydian food trail and hope to meet you at the shop soon.