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Our Story

Daydreams, adventures, passion and invention – the Healey’s story is one well worth telling…

Kay and David launched Healeys Cyder Farm in 1986 after previously running an off-licence in Mevagissey (where they learnt how popular Cornish cyder is) and a small-holding near St Austell (where they started to learn how to make cyder for themselves). There was no water or electricity when they moved in with Sam and Joe, their two very young sons, and the 150 year old property was in a dreadful state.  Undeterred, they set about planting orchards, renovating buildings and creating a visitor attraction that has since provided huge entertainment for millions of people in almost three decades.  They’ve also turned their fruit into world-beating drinks, jams and juices, built Cornwall’s first distillery in 300 years and produce England’s oldest whiskey.

It’s still very much a family affair – Joe and Sam are now directors, their wives Georgie and Lara work alongside them and even granny Joy Healey regularly turns up to check up on the homemade scones and jam!