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Our Top 5 Cider Farms in Somerset

If you're looking for a countryside getaway where you can relax with a pint of beautifully crafted cider in hand, then look no further than Somerset. Our stunning English county is home to some of the best cider farms in the country, and we've compiled a list of our top 5 favorites for you to sample their wares and buy!

Let's check them out.

 

1) Sheppy's Cider Farm

 
 
 
 
 
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With a history dating back to 1825, Sheppy's is one of the most well-known and respected cider farms in all of Somerset. Located just off the A38 in the village of Bradford on Tone, Sheppy's offers a unique opportunity to taste some of the finest ciders in the region while surrounded by stunning countryside views. If you're looking to purchase some cider to take home with you, they offer a wide range of options, from traditional dry ciders to sweeter dessert ciders. They also have a rural life museum on-site and an animal encounter for kids of all sizes, both are well worth a visit.


Contact Details

Address: Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton TA4 1ER

Phone: 01823 461233

Website: https://www.sheppyscider.com/the-cider-farm/


 

2) Hecks Cider Farm

 
 
 
 
 
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Hecks Cider Farm has been producing cider since 1841 and can be found in the heart of Street, in Somerset. Visitors can take a tour of the family run cider farm and see how apples are milled and pressed into cider, before enjoying a tasting session – with generous samples - in their on-site shop. They offer a wide range of farmhouse ciders, from sweet to extra dry having been fermented in rustic oak and freshly poured, straight from the barrels.

With such a wide range of ciders and perry on offer, it’s no surprise it’s a favourite cider stop for people wanting to tantalise their taste buds!


Contact Details

Address: 9-11 Middle Leigh, Street, Somerset BA16 0LB

Phone: 01458 442367

Website: https://www.heckscider.com/farmhouse-cider/


 

3) Perry’s Cider

 
 
 
 
 
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Founded by William Churchill in 1920, Perry's award-winning cidery is open to the public every day of the year, except for Christmas. It's a little off the beaten track but well worth the time to visit. Producing a variety of vintage and draught ciders, they allow visitors to participate in mouth-watering tastings in their on-site farm shop. Not only will you find cider but they also stock local food produce including chutney and Somerset cheeses, gifts as well as local art to take home with you too.

For the history buffs you'll discover a small cider museum, that was once the original cidery, now tucked away in a 16th century barn with a beautifully thatched roof. And if you get peckish after all that exploring, they also have a tearoom on site serving up homemade cakes and light lunches.

Gets our vote!


Contact Details

Address: The Cider Mills, Dowlish Wake, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0NY

Phone: 01460 55195

Website: https://www.perryscider.co.uk/


 

4) The Somerset Cider Brandy Company

 
 
 
 
 
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The Somerset Cider Brandy Company is set on a cider farm in a heavenly spot near Yeovil and has been pressing apples & making Burrow Hill cider for over 200 years. In 1989 the company became the first to be awarded a licence to distill cider into apple brandy. For those who love authentic cider, it's a must-see where you can explore 160 acres of orchards full of blossom and then those juicy apples that create such great tasting award winning ciders.

Visitors can also take a 60-minute guided tour with samplings in the cider house for just ten pounds, but you will need to book ahead to get on one.

A real hidden gem of a cider farm with some beautiful old buildings and delightful orchards to meander through. Thoroughly recommended.


Contact Details

Address: Burrow Hill, Burrow Way, Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock, Somerset, TA12 6BU

Phone: 01460 240782

Website: https://www.somersetciderbrandy.com/our-cider


 

5) Bere Cider Company

 
 
 
 
 
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Spend a couple of hours with craft cidermakers at the Bere Cider Company and discover traditional cider making techniques that brings out 100% of the best of every cider apple. With 4 generations of expertise behind them, this cider farm produces 1500 gallons of cider from apples grown in their own orchards every year. Found on a working farm just outside Langport, their traditional cider from 10 commercial varieties of apple has been made at the premises since 1988.

If you’re looking for a cider tasting then once there head to “Jim’s Shack” where you’ll also find apple juice, cider vinegar as well as locally produced honey and jam.


Contact Details

Address: Woodpecker Lodge, Beer Road, Bere Aller, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0QX

Phone: 01458 250166

Website: http://www.berecidercompany.com/


 

 

There are plenty of reasons to visit Somerset – but for many people, the appeal lies in its abundance of delicious cider farms! So, whether you're looking for a short trip or wanting to stay awhile longer in one of its quaint county town or rural village pubs, be sure to add some (or all!) of these awesome Somerset cider farms to your itinerary. Cheers!

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