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Symonds or Symonds Cider & English Wine Co. was a cider producer based in Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire which was taken over by Bulmers.


Symonds was founded in 1727 and had remained in family ownership until 1984 when it was taken over by Greenall & Whitley, it was later sold to Bulmers in 1989.

Their most popular brand was Scrumpy Jack. Exports of Scrumpy Jack began to Ireland in 1990, Spain in 1991 and Sweden in 1992.

Another of their products was 1727 - named after the year they were founded.

In 2000, UK sales exceeded 200 million litres. The brand was also publicised by Symonds official sponsorship of the England national rugby union team in the mid 1990s, the English cricket team, and the Cricket World Cup in 1999.

In 2000, the plant at Stoke Lacey was closed and in 2001, part of it was acquired by the Wye Valley Brewery.

The brand Scrumpy Jack has since been re-launched by its new owners.

Symonds Cider Founders Reserve

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Brewed by Bulmers Cider (Heineken UK) in Hereford, England

Launched by Heritage Brands (part of Scottish & Newcastle) in August 2009.

Symonds Founder’s Reserve 5.5% abv. Blended from Herefordshire cider apples including Dabinett & Michelin varietals.