Drovers Hill Farm Apple Pressing

Apple Pressing Service

( 15 reviews )
5 out of 5


We’re open for 2017! The last day for dropping off your apples is Monday 13th November. You’ll still be able to collect your juice until Sunday 3rd December, after which collections will be by appointment only. 

If you have your own apple tree or even a small orchard, you may start to wonder what on earth you’re going to do with all your lovely apples. There’s only so much apple crumble a family can eat  (though we must admit that the limit is fairly high in our family!) Why not press your apples into your very own apple juice?

Wondering what to do with your pears? Don’t you worry, we can press those too.

If you’d like to book in your apples for pressing, please call Mark on 07729 823644 or email us. Our postcode is HP27 9NJ.

To find out more about our apple pressing service, please read below or use the contact form to ask us any questions you may have.

Product Description

Apple Pressing Service in Buckinghamshire

Based in Princes Risborough (HP27 9NJ), we are your local apple pressing service for Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire. We can turn your apples and pears into your very own delicious bottles of juice. We’ll take as much care of your apples/ pears as we do with our own organic apple juice.

What does the Apple Pressing Service Include?

  • Gently pasteurised apple juice that lasts for 2 years unopened in 750ml glass bottles
  • A colour personalised label with Best Before clearly printed for peace of mind
  • A shrink cap around the top of the bottle that adds the finishing touch to your very own apple juice blend
  • Cardboard bottle boxes to help you take your bottles home safely and easily store them

How does the service work?

We hand sort your apples/ pears on our sorting table (to make sure there isn’t any rotten fruit which would ruin your juice). We then wash them to make sure they’re clean. If you’re able to deliver clean apples this really helps us out on busy pressing days. Once the fruit is cleaned it is pulped and pressed.

We don’t filter away any of the goodness in your juice nor do we add in any nasty preservatives, water or sugar. We guarantee the juice you take away is from your apples and your apples only.

We charge £1.65 per 750ml bottle of juice with a minimum charge of £30.


There’s no need to book, just drop off your apples when we’re open! We’ll let you know when your bottles are ready to collect.

Opening Times: 10am-6pm Thursday – Monday (Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

Postcode: HP27 9NJ

If you’d like more information about apple pressing please read the FAQs below or send any questions to us via our our contact form

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How many bottles will I get from my apples?

  • It’s very difficult to say. It really depends on the apple variety, ripeness and quality of the apples you bring. As a rough guide 50kg would yield around 35 – 40 bottles. That said, you may got more, you may get less. We can assure you that you’ll definitely get the juice from your apples with no added water, sugars or nasty preservatives. Just as nature intended

How long will my juice last for?

  • Once bottled, your juice is then pasteurised so that it keeps for 2 years unopened. We recommend you store your juice in a cool dark place and once opened it should be refrigerated and consumed within 3 days

Is there a minimum charge?

  • Yes, the minimum charge is £30 which equates to around 18 bottles

Should I bother pressing my cooking apples (like Bramley)?

  • Of course! In fact, sharper juices like Bramley juices are our best sellers! The juice from cooking apples is a welcome change from the commercial concentrated juices you’ll find in the supermarket. It’s refreshing, makes a lovely breakfast juice and is also great to cook with

Can I use windfalls?

  • Yes, you can use windfalls but please make sure only the best fruit is brought to us (not rotten and very bruised fruit)  as you’d really notice a difference in the taste if these were included

What payment methods do you accept?

  • We accept cash or cheques only. We’re sorry, we cannot accept credit card payments. Payment is due on collection


We really value your feedback so please feel free to write a review of our service using the ‘Reviews Tab’ at the top of the page.

Please follow this link if  you’d like to read more about our apple pressing service or read feedback from our 2013 season.


Apple Pressing Service - Drovers Hill Farm
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Apple Pressing Service in Buckinghamshire

15 reviews for Apple Pressing Service

  1. 5 out of 5


    Really looking forward to getting our apples pressed this year. Our Bramley juice was delicious last year and with this year’s bumper crop the children are getting very excited about how many bottles we’ll have this year. See you soon, Neil.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Great service, great people and a great end product!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Really happy to have found this apple pressing service last year. The juice tasted great and made for great Christmas presents. Looking forward to picking my apples and bringing them to you this year.

  4. 5 out of 5


    It gives me such pleasure to drive up to the farm and see all the happy animals. This year’s apple juice was unexpectedly delicious considering that we did not have such a good crop of apples. I am looking forward to next year and hopefully will have enough pears to also have some pear juice.
    The apples we processed were Jonagold, Sunset, Lord Lambourne, and the cooker Newton Wonder.

  5. 5 out of 5


    So pleased to come across this service by Drovers Hill Farm – after years of apple crumbles our apples have finally been put to good use and made into truly delicious apple juice. An excellent service, quick and efficient and our finished bottles not only taste good but also look great with personalised labels. We hope to have a bumper crop next year to make use of your fantastic service. Thank you Drovers Hill Farm!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Definately a 5* service, the juice is
    Delicious and I’m very glad to have used up the apples from the garden. Would recommend to friends and family thank you

  7. 5 out of 5


    I have been using Drovers Hill Farm for the past couple of years to get my Bramley apples pressed. They offer an amazing service which produces an even better apple juice! The juice makes a great present . Very quick service ( takes a week roughly) from taking and collecting bottled produce. The bottles juice lasts for 2 years unopened so dont worry if you have a glut- even bad apples (windfalls) can be used. Thank you Mark and family for your outstanding friendly service, lovely animals and bottling service! Keep up the good work !

  8. 5 out of 5


    We have used this service for two years in a row and I could not recommend it more highly. Mark and his son are very helpful and welcoming and even took time to educate me on cider making and test the sugar levels in our apple juice. A particular bonus this year was the chance to see some day old piglets which Mark was looking after. We will be back next year, or possibly later this year as we have so many apples!

  9. 5 out of 5


    We are so delighted to have made use of our apples using such a professional and friendly service. Thank you and see you next year !!

  10. 5 out of 5


    Just finished last years juice! Out this morning collecting crop for this years pressing.

  11. 5 out of 5


    We were absolutely delighted to collect 78 bottles of our very own apple juice this year – all beautifully bottled, well presented and the taste is marvellous! Thank you for such a friendly, efficient and professional service, see you next year!

  12. 5 out of 5


    This is our second year of using this fantastic friendly service and we agree with all the comments above.

  13. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic, friendly service from Mark. Lovely end result: can’t fault it.

  14. 5 out of 5


    Looking forward to my fourth year using this marvellous service. Top marks from me.

  15. 5 out of 5


    Into my third yearof taking my apples and pears to be pressed. Super place to go to – so tranquil and clean! The juice is fabulous and comes nicely labelled and in clean boxes of twelve like vintage wine. Took one of my neighbours up with her apples and she was thrilled. The bottle labels are really pretty and it makes lovely presents and exceptionally good value compared to other pressing services. Would strongly recommend.

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