Longtail is a farm cidery and orchard, producing premium ciders made from the juice of home grown, tannic apples, near Rochester, Kent.
Longtail produce a small range of ciders from home grown apples, unhurriedly fermented by wild yeasts. Use of traditional production methods allows the flavours of the apples expression through the cider, evoking the climate and soils of our orchards in north west Kent, with their fertile chalk loams and long growing season.
So we invite you to fill your cups and raise them, to the fertile earth of the orchard and to the old ways… Drink Hale!
There is a local legend that Thomas Becket, infamous Archbishop of Canterbury, was waylaid by the locals of Strood, near Rochester. His horses tail was cut off in the argument, so Becket cursed the men, that their descendants would be born with tails, hence the name 'longtails'.