Brewer Shepherd Neame is to launch its first ever cider next month (June).

Made in partnership with Suffolk cidermaker Aspall, the cider - Orchard View - is a lightly sparkling apple cider.

"When we first thought about making a cider, we knew straight away that it had to be an authentic, traditionally made cider that reflected the character of our home in the Garden of England," said Jonathan Neame, chief executive of the Kent-based brewer.

"We have created a distinctive, refreshing cider that will make an excellent new addition to our ranges of real ales and lagers."

Orchard View is made with a variety of eating and cooking apples including: Gala, Braeburn, Cox, Jonagold and Bramley.

It will be available on draught and in bottles from June 10.