Tricky Cider is run by Matt Gillett, a lover of both Cider and Somerset. Matt grew up in nearby Taunton and after spending the majority of his years studying the art of engineering he decided that a country pursuit was the path to happiness. A life long disciple of cider, Matt took over Tricky in 2018 initially working with his friend Freddie Farnworth. Matt now runs the business as Freddie goes on to pursue his unique vision for brewing beer.
Now operating from Higher Willand Farm high on the Blackdown hills he aims to produce high quality traditional ciders with complex rich flavours and tannins. His not so secret approach is to make use of the many old and varied orchards that exist across the Somerset levels to source not only a wide variety of fruit, but some of the best quality and most sought after cider apples around.