David Healey planting the orchard in 1987

Our Story

Our Story
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Daydreams, adventures, passion and invention – the Healeys story is one well worth telling…

Healey Story

Healey Story

From Kay and David Healey turning the key in their first off-license and dreaming of hand-pressing apples, to this year’s harvest overseen by their sons Sam and Joe, the Healeys are a family that’s long been in love with Cornish cyder.

It’s what inspired us to bring a 150-year-old farm back to life, buy a 16th century press, plant orchards and turn the fruit from our trees into world-renowned drinks and produce. Along the way we’ve opened the first Cornish distillery in 300 years, opened our farm up to visitors from around the world and opened eyes to the food, music and good times that make Cornish life sparkle.

For more than 30 years our family’s been living and breathing apples every day. Which is why we know the joy they can bring, whether it’s treating yourself to a cheeky tasting, bumping through the apple orchards on a vintage Tractor Ride, exploring the cellars on a guided tour or sipping a cool pint in the Cornish sunshine.

We’ve welcomed millions of people through our farm doors to share in our cyder making adventure and we’re constantly welcoming more.

Come see how much fun apples can be

Our Family

Our Family

David, Kay, Sam, Joe, Georgie, Lara, the young Healey rascals, even Granny Joy – it’s our family that makes us who we are and always will be.

Award-winning drinks on supermarket shelves, a day out that you won’t want to end, festivals and events throughout the year, or simply the best Cornish cream tea you’ve tasted – there’s always a Healey behind it. Just how it should be.

Meet Our Family