Westons Cider

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westons_wp1_640x480westons_wp3_640x480westons_wp2_640x480Westons Cider is just a few minutes drive from here and has been making cider for over 130 years. The managing director is the great great grand-daughter of the founder. The company makes ciders and perry from cloudy scrumpy to organic and sparkling vintages, but you will also find a Visitors’ Centre with a courtyard garden, Traditional and Rare Breeds Farm Park, Orchard Walk, Restaurant and Cafe and a Gift and Cider shop, where you can buy your drinks to take away. Only cider apples, with wonderful names like Slack Ma Girdle and Harry Master’s Jersey are used in the manufacture of Weston’s Cider, unlike in other parts of the country where a mixture  of dessert and culinary apples are used. True cider apples contain more tannin and are often smaller than eating apples. They are inedible, but it matters little as they are crushed for their juice. Perry pears are also hard and inedible, with names like Merrylegs, Brandy, Claret and Gin! Westons uses fruit from its 200 acres of orchards and from about 250 local farmers.  It is possible to take a tour of Westons, particularly interesting at harvest time. Click on the pictures to take you to the Westons website.

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