Cidermakers and retailers Pilango Cider have opened The Cider Vault – a new cider shop, bar and events space in Parsons Green, Fulham, London.
The Cider Vault offers a diverse range of international ciders, perries and cider-based drinks alongside the very best of British cidermaking. The space will also play host to regular themed tasting events, hosted by leading cider experts, and collaborative projects across the drinks industry.
The opening has been planned just in time for Summer in a year where the cider category has become a particularly hot topic in the drinks industry. With so many people used to associating cider with the widely available commercial varieties made with juice concentrate, Pilango Cider Vault is about celebrating craft ciders made from real fruit juice.
Pilango Cider quickly outgrew their first premises, a pop-up unit in Tooting Broadway Market. Responding to an increased demand for a broader range of cider, they have now located to a newly converted railway arch beneath the District Line on Munster Road, Parsons Green, Fulham.
"We’re feeling a real momentum in cider at the moment. When We’d love for our Cider Vault to become a London hub for cidermakers and cider fans across the UK and overseas. We want to build a vibrant cider scene and we need to work with our community and across other areas of the drinks industry to do that.
With so much diversity within the category, from a refreshing tipple on a summer afternoon, to varieties such as champagne method ciders, fruit flavoured ciders, dessert ciders, ice ciders and ciders with complexity of flavours more akin to that of wine, this really is a great time to get excited about this wonderful drink.
The Cider Vault will offer the use of our great new space to any cider, perry and cider-based drinks brands who’d like to launch new products or simply showcase their range to Londoners, through meet the maker events and tasting sessions”. Quoted a member of the Pilango Team
The Cider Vault will open is now open to the public on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons with plans to extend opening hours and to offer Ciders available for delivery via web in the very near future.
Pilango Cider Vault, Railway Arch 10, Munster Road, Fulham, London, SW6 4RY
About Pilango Cider
Pilango Cider is a retailer and cidermaker offering exceptional cider with a global twist. Their offering is inspired by their travels across cider world and the people they have met along the way. Their house ciders, Liberated and Hopped, are 100% juice ciders made from community-sourced apples.
A medium-dry cider, crafted from fresh apples grown and donated by Pilango’s local community. Their house cider, perfectly representing their London roots.
A moreish apple cider with a floral aroma and a elderflowery, grapefruity bite from hops. Inspired by their friends on the West Coast of the US, whose orchards rub shoulders with some of the world’s finest hop farms.
To stock Pilango Ciders, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.