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Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard

278 Leavenworth Rd., Shelton, CT - (203) 926-1098
Open only in the Autumn until Christmas eve, Beardsley's makes several kinds of pie, but the great one is its crumb-topped apple, the aroma of which is intoxicating and the flavor of which is without compare.
90% Approval Rating (10 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Beardsley's Cider Mill opens for business mid-September, and remains open until just before Christmas. It's a short season, but this farm in the White Hills of Shelton, Connecticut, is an apple-pie landmark. The minute you walk in the door, the aroma of baking pies ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

278 Leavenworth Rd., Shelton, CT
(203) 926-1098

http://www.beardsleyscidermill.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Fall
Meals Served:Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
This is a close view of Beardsley's crumb-top apple pie. It was still hot from the oven when we sliced into it: pie paradise!
"This is a close view of Beardsley's crumb-top apple pie. It was still hot from the oven when we sliced into it: pie paradise!"
Michael Stern





Apple-cranberry pie is a double-cruster.
"Apple-cranberry pie is a double-cruster."
Michael Stern


These are apples being washed on the belt that takes them into the cider press. The apple smell in this room is nearly as intoxicating as that of baking pies next door.
"These are apples being washed on the belt that takes them into the cider press. The apple smell in this room is nearly as intoxicating as that of baking pies next door."
Michael Stern


Some of the Beardsley family's apple trees go back to the 1920s. There are thirty different varieties, including all the familiar supermarket kinds.
"Some of the Beardsley family's apple trees go back to the 1920s. There are thirty different varieties, including all the familiar supermarket kinds."
Michael Stern


Open only the autumn, this is one of Connecticut's prize farm stands. It's great fun to stand at the window outside and watch the cider press work.
"Open only the autumn, this is one of Connecticut's prize farm stands. It's great fun to stand at the window outside and watch the cider press work."
Michael Stern


Where the pies are made. The aroma emanating from this oven is dizzying.
"Where the pies are made. The aroma emanating from this oven is dizzying."
Michael Stern


November 27, 2002: the first snow of the year in New England
"November 27, 2002: the first snow of the year in New England"
Michael Stern


Cider donuts are substantial enough for serious dunking.
"Cider donuts are substantial enough for serious dunking."
Michael Stern



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