A CIDER mill in Stourport-On-Severn has reached a new record for pressing apple producing the greatest volume of juice in its history.

Starting in 2014, the Aston Manor Cider Mill has received major investment, increasing capacity and improving the ability of the site to make apple juice available to expert cider makers.

Under the direction of site manager, Brendan O’Donnell, and across 57 pressing days, the maximum volume processed in a day was 498 tonnes, a 17 per cent improvement on the best performance in 2020.

Gordon Johncox, chief executive of Aston Manor, said: “It is great to see how investment over several years is further improving the already exceptional performance at the cider mill in Stourport.

“The site is vital to make a range of quality products as it provides the cider apple juice we need.”

In 2020 and 2021, the cider maker trumped competitors winning the most accolades at the World Cider Awards.