Around the time that Hadspen House was built, the finest quality cyders were preferred to champagne by sniffy Somerset gentry who knew their tipple. Our cyders are made with 100% apple juice, using a state-of-the-art Cyder Press and Cyder Cellar, and advanced cold-press processes.
The Greeks and Romans mastered the art of cyder making, but so did we (when the pompous Julius Caesar invaded our shores around 55 BC, he found the drink already established here). People in our apple-growing regions consumed over a pint a day; at the time, this mildly alcoholic drink was safer than water. Everyone, including children, drank it – even at breakfast!
A guided tour of the Cyder Press & Cellar lasting thirty minutes, ending with a small tasting.
Monday - Friday 11am.
Saturday & Sunday 11am, 2pm.
Tours are free but must be booked at the Threshing Barn on arrival. Groups will be a maximum of 20 people. No age restriction, although tasting is 18+.
Free apple pressing demonstrations take place on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of October, for visitors to enjoy.
You can pick up bottles of apple juice and cyder at our Farm Shop.