Hard Cider in the Smoky Mountains

The Little Pigeon River runs through the heart of the famous Old Mill Historic District in Pigeon Forge. Anchored by the iconic mill wheel and Old Mill Restaurant, Old Mill Square is also home to Pottery House Café, Old Mill Creamery, and Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company.

Visitors peruse quaint shops and boutiques, watch candies being crafted, and sip locally made ciders while gazing at the river. If this all sounds like a dream, make it a reality by visiting the Old Mill Historic District and Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company during your next visit to the Smoky Mountains.

Your Visit to this Cider House in Pigeon Forge

Old Mill Historic District in Pigeon Forge

Formerly Mill Bridge Winery, Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company offers a variety of hard ciders in the most beautiful setting. This fine establishment offers complimentary tastings led by expert guides. Find the current tasting menu here. After the tasting, purchase your favorite ciders by the glass and relax on the outdoor patio, which overlooks the Little Pigeon River. Amid the energy and action of Pigeon Forge, reinvigorate yourself with a break at this local cidery.

One of our favorites is Pomicide. This melody of hard apple cider and pomegranate is a fresh take on a Southern favorite. Another top pick is Dolly Llama, which is infused with pineapples. Seasonal hard ciders change throughout the year. Which one will be your favorite? Try them all to find out!

Hard Cider and Charcuterie in Pigeon Forge

The lineup of ciders is available on draft. The cidery also offers a yummy selection of snacks including cheeses, meats, and more to pair with its hard ciders. Choose a cider and snack pairing and relax on the patio to the sounds of the Little Pigeon River rushing by. This is the best way to take a break from the exciting action happening in Pigeon Forge.

Growlers are on hand for filling with your favorite flavors. Keep a growler of cider in your cabin or hotel room to enjoy during your trip. Plus, take some home to share with friends as you tell stories about your vacation.

Rocky Top Wine Club & Wine Trail

Butterfly Mural in Pigeon Forge at this winery.

Your experiences in the Old Mill Historic District and at Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company will become treasured memories. Capture a memory by snapping a souvenir photo in front of the butterfly mural, painted by local artist Pinkie Mistry. Once your trip is over, relive those memories at home. Shop online to purchase your favorites. Even better, join the Rocky Top Wine Club!

Rocky Top Wine Club membership will earn you exclusive perks and discounts on wines and ciders from Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company and other wineries in the Smoky Mountains. Click here to learn about joining.

Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company is a stop on the Rocky Top Wine Trail. This trail of local wineries and cider houses is an excellent addition to your Smoky Mountain itinerary. Download the free passport and get excited to discover new wines during your time on the trail. These participating locations will stamp your passport, earning you free gifts along the way:

Participating Wineries 

Hillside Winery

Apple Barn Winery

Apple Barn Cider House

Mountain Valley Winery

Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company

Visit Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company in Pigeon Forge

Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company in Pigeon Forge, TN

Mill Bridge Hard Cider Company is open seven days a week, as are the other businesses in the Old Mill Historic District. At the center of the Smoky Mountain town, the district is a family-friendly attraction in Pigeon Forge. Access it easily from Sevierville and Gatlinburg. Conveniently located just off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Old Mill Square offers plenty of free parking.

The cidery is a peaceful oasis in the otherwise action-packed Pigeon Forge. Stop in for a tasting or spend the whole day dining, shopping, and savoring the flavors of local apples as the Little Pigeon River soothes your soul. Upgrade your day with a visit to nearby Mountain Valley Winery which is just down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge; read more about it here.

Authored in Appalachia || Amy Morton


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