The Tap Room at
Orchard Hill Cider Mill
Meet Soons Sweet Cider’s Cool Cousin
Orchard Hill Cider Mill, named in homage to the Soons Orchard founders, is the brainchild of Jeffrey Soons, Karl DuHoffman, and Andrew Emig. As their website describes it, an actor, musician, and lawyer walk into a bar… and after many years of experimenting, learning and honing, the result is award-winning pommeau (think apple brandy) and hard ciders which are dry and complex. And tasty! “Cider for wine drinkers” is the phrase we often use.
Relax, Get a Bite, and Pick Up a Great Gift
The Tap Room, located right next to our market store, has a carefully curated selection of New York State craft beverages – from beer to wine to whiskey and much in between. Our homegrown hard ciders – “Bone Dry,” “Verde” and specialty creations like “Bitters & Sharps” are available for tastings. Stop in for a bottle, a growler, or a flight.
Mixologist Donnan is often behind the bar, creating ridiculously tasty cocktails with homemade ingredients. Or try the hot toddy, made with Soons sweet cider. Have a seat in the Empire Room, its old-world design the result of several years of deep thought and a lot of woodworking by Jeff, also an architectural enthusiast.
Enjoy Yourself… Safely
With the pandemic, the focus turned to outside seating, curbside pickup and delivery too. Orchard Hill built a new patio and created a menu perfect for a weekend outing or a Sunday brunch date. The Empire Room also got an upgrade to comfy seating great for a board game …or deep conversation.
Come By for a Visit
The Tap Room now offers hours year-round, but they do vary depending on the season. Check the bottom of our page, give them a call at 845 374 2468, or visit their site.
Take a Tour
Coming soon! Tours of Soons and Orchard Hill – join our e-mail list and follow us on social media to find out when!