September 17, 2013
The Little Apple Cyder and Music Festival 2014
After a huge demand, the Little Apple Festival is back for 2014 – after an amazing first year showcasing incredible bands and talent from all over the country and world, a huge selection of delicious cyders, you can expect big colorful marquees such as the Golden Delicious acoustic cafe, The Big Little Apple Top, Granny Smith’s Dance Emporium and a new feature for 2014 – - The Pink Lady Burlesque tent…. 3 days of incredible festivities, sea shanties, a huge selection of world class bands and musicians, dancing and fun for all the family including free tractor rides, Cyder sampling, delicious grub and loads of activities all on the beautiful working Cyder farm that is Healey’s, where the famous Rattler is created. The Little Apple promises to be another magical weekend of festivities and camping fun… Don’t delay and grab your tickets today!
August 19, 2013
It was just over a week ago that Boardmasters festival, our largest sponsored event so far, came to an end – and we’re still buzzing from all the festival fun. (more…)
August 9, 2013
As the official cider sponsors of this year’s Boardmasters festival, we have been preparing behind the scenes for months so you can imagine our excitement when things finally got underway on Wednesday. (more…)
August 6, 2013
July 31, 2013
Excitement is building at the farm this week. With just one day left until Boardmasters 2013, we’re busy getting everything ready behind the scenes for our biggest event yet. (more…)
If anyone can spot a top quality surfer, it’s Roger Sharp. As editor of Carve Magazine, world-class surf photographer and all-round man of the waves, he’s been keeping a sharp eye on the British surf scene for decades.
This year, the country’s best surfers will go head-to-head at Boardmasters 2013, held on Newquay’s Fistral Beach as part of the UK Pro Surf Tour.
We had a quick chat with Sharpy about who he thinks are the surfers to watch out for at this year’s competition – and compiled our very own Rattler Cyder surfer skills guide… (more…)
July 4, 2013
We’re proud to announce the launch of our new, lower alcohol Rattler cyder at this year’s Boardmasters music and surf festival.
Rattler 4% has been developed to complement our existing range of Rattler Original (6%), Pear (4%) and Berry (4%). With our exciting new sponsorship of the festival, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to bring forth our newest cyder for fans to enjoy.
After all, the vibe at Boardmasters is exactly what Rattler is all about: Cornwall, the beach, surfing, music, sunsets, and good times with friends. We have always loved the Boardmasters festival, so it seems like a natural partnership. Our sample test at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show was a great success – the feedback was incredibly positive.
However, we recognise that on some occasions people might want to enjoy a cyder with a lower percentage of alcohol. Rattler has become so popular over the last few years and we wanted to be able to bring that to the festival experience.
As the official cyder for Boardmasters, we will be serving Rattler 4% for the duration of the festival for you to try for yourself. We look forward to seeing you there!
July 22, 2013
Boardmasters isn’t like other festivals. With a combination of beach sessions and live music, it has that unique holiday atmosphere you don’t get elsewhere – plus it provides a great chance to explore the surrounding coastline and discover new places. Cornwall is home to far more than just Boardmasters. From jagged cliffs and white sandy beaches to pasties, good cyder and, of course, British surfing. (more…)
July 15, 2013
We’ve all been there. It’s your first festival and you’ve come fully prepared. Or, at least you think you have. However, there are some lessons you only learn from experience – like the importance of anti-bacterial hand gel and a pair of wellies that don’t have holes in them.
You’ll also learn that human beings really can develop quite a stench after living in a field for four days. But they can also create world-class music, excellent food and the kind of electric atmosphere you only find at a festival.
If you’re just starting out on the festival path of self-discovery, we’re here to help. These are just 7 mistakes that all first-times festival goers make. You live, you learn… (more…)
July 9, 2013
Live music and cold cyder are one of those perfect combinations – like tea and cake or sunshine and good surf. We may not be music aficionados, but we know what sounds good with an icy pint, good friends and a few rays of sunshine.
British musical talent is at its best at this year’s Boardmasters. We’ve chosen a selection of unmissable acts from the line-up. They’re certainly worth peeling yourself out of that comfy fold-up chair and hot-footing it across ‘tent city’ to go and see – we promise. (more…)
May 15, 2013
Want a Cyder with bite? That’s just what you’ll get at Boardmasters this year. Here at Healey’s, we are thrilled that our ‘Rattler’ brand will be the official Cyder partner at Boardmasters festival. With the main event being held just a few miles away from our farm in Cornwall, it seems an obvious partnership for our Rattler brand. Named after the feisty Cornish Rattler apple and blended with Healeys know-how, our Rattler cyder has the crisp fresh flavour you crave. A Cornish Cloudy Cyder created by the next generation of Cyder makers, we love nothing more than enjoying a pint on the beach, watching the sun go down. Throw in some top notch surfing, live music and some camping in a field and things just keep getting better. See you there, Sam and Joe
February 22, 2013
CORNWALL’S favourite cyder brand has undergone a major transformation as it prepares to take a bite out of the UK cyder market.
Award-winning producer Healey’s Cyder of Penhallow near Truro has unveiled a new label for its best-selling Rattler brand, supported by the new strapline, Chill it. Sip it. Love it.
January 25, 2013
Monday evening 21st January we saw on ITV1 Caroline Quentin meet Sam and Georgie Healey, as Georgie started her Cyder making apprenticeship. (more…)