Healeys Cyder

Full Healeys Experience

Full Healeys Experience
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Join a Healeys tour guide on our most comprehensive VIP experience here at the farm and immerse yourself in a world of apples!

 

Become an honouree Cydermaster on our most in-depth ever adult-only tour as you'll explore everything from cyder to spirits during the Full Healeys Experience.

Read more below to find out what is included within this experience/tour.

Vintage Tractor Ride

Vintage Tractor Ride

A Full Healeys Experience starts at the very beginning of our cyder making journey, with the humble apple! You’ll climb aboard Big Bertha, our 1950s Fordson Major tractor which will transport from the farm and down the alley to our family orchard.

There are approximately 3,000 trees spread over our 20-acre orchards, which is the largest orchard in Cornwall.

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The David & Kay Workshop

The David & Kay Workshop

Named after the founders, David & Kay Healey, here you’ll gain some interesting insight into how our cyder was made at the farm back in the 1980’s plus you’ll be shown some of the original equipment that was used!

Cyder making has come a very long way in the last 40 years!

Kay’s Cyderhouse

Kay’s Cyderhouse

Next up is a visit and guided talk of our impressive cyder vats and brand-new apple pressing facility which opened in early 2023.

Here you'll discover more on how we press our apples, capture the delicious juice and the magic taking place in the famous cyder vats which hold a combined 1.2 million litres of apple juice!

Production Halls & Kegging Line

Production Halls & Kegging Line

You'll be given a detailed tour of the Healeys production halls, where our famous Rattler Cyder is bottled, labelled, packaged, and kegged every day!

We regularly bottle approximately 6,000 bottles of cyder per hour, and you'll get a birds-eye view whilst your tour guide furnishes with you some "inside knowledge and secrets!".

The Healeys Distillery

The Healeys Distillery

At the time of installation, our copper pot still was the smallest in operation in England at just 1,200 litres capacity and you’ll be given a fantastic insight into just how a copper pot still works and the process of how we craft various different spirits here at the farm.

Coopers Workshop & Cellars

Coopers Workshop & Cellars

Once a spirit has been expertly crafted, the next most important step for the likes of Brandy, Rum & Whiskey is maturation which takes place in our underground cellars.

You’ll learn how a cooper makes wooden barrels, the definition of angels’ share and more about the spirits resting quietly below ground!

Secret Cellar Bar

Secret Cellar Bar

Finally, you'll head down to the Secret Healeys cellar bar where you'll learn the art of cyder and spirit tasting.

You’ll be taught about the key components of an apple (acidity, sugars and tannin) whilst learning how we balance them to craft different cyders. You’ll also learn about the “heads, hearts and tails” of a spirit, you’ll whiff botanicals we use to make Rattler Gin and then the best part… the tasting class!

During the tasting class, you’ll be invited to a guided tasting of 3 different Healeys Cyders, Healeys Limited Edition Rum plus a choice of Hicks & Healey Whiskey or Healeys Brandy.

As a special treat, we’ll introduce you to Tresor Classic Cuvee, a sparkling wine made in the classic method (similar to champagne) using single-estate grapes grown at the Healeys Vineyard in Truro, pressed and bottled here at the farm! This is a boozy tour containing a combination of cyder, spirits and wine, so please drink responsibly and never drink & drive.

Dates & Times

Dates & Times

Available from July 1 to September 3, this tour runs 7 days a week at 12:30pm only.

From September 4 to October 29, this tour runs 7 days a week at 12:30pm only.

This tour is adult-only and is not suitable for dogs.

Maximum tour capacity is 10 adults.

Approximate duration is 1 hour 30 minutes (including Tractor Ride)

Prices

Prices

All prices are in addition to your Access All Areas + Tastings tickets or existing membership.

Adults – £50.00 each

Book your Full Healeys Experience

The Full Healeys Tour is an adult-only experience, which lasts for approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes and includes a Tractor Ride. This experience can only be booked in addition to standard entry tickets.

Dogs are not permitted on this tour.

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Healeys Guided Tours & Experiences

Healeys Guided Tours & Experiences

If you would like to make your visit extra special, you and your family can add a guided tour to your standard entry and experience an authentic peek behind the scenes of Cornwall's largest independent family cydermakers!