Taste the flavours of SomersetSomerset boasts a glorious, natural larder, well-stocked with a smorgasbord of beautiful ingredients which are nurtured by the warm, summer sunshine and seasonal showers. One of the most popular exports of this breath-taking county has to be the mouth-watering cider, produced from the copious amounts of delicious apples grown in field, after field, on the rolling hills. Luckily for guests of the Dillington Estate, there are a plethora of Cider Farms within a short drive of their luxury home-away-from home!
SOMERSET CIDER BRANDY
Burrow Hill, TA12 6BU
Tel: 01460 240 782
Distance to Dillington: 12 minutes
The Temperley’s beautiful and ramshackle cider orchard and press and award winning cider brandy distillery, Also the home of the Cider Bus, famous for its appearances at Glastonbury and other festivals.
PERRY’S CIDER MILLS
Dowlish Wake, Ilminster TA19 0NY
Tel: 01460 55195
Distance to Dillington: 6 minutes
Cider farm, mill, cellar and tasting shop, the home of Perry’s award-winning farmhouse and premium single variety ciders.
BRIDGE FARM CIDER
Fordhay, East Chinnock, Yeovil BA22 9EA
Tel: 01935 862387
Distance to Dillington: 17 minutes
At Bridge farm, pride is taken in producing award winning ciders from the finest traditional orchards across South Somerset and Dorset. They only use traditional cider apples from local orchards, all within a tractor journey from the farm. The ciders are crafted using traditional methods reflecting the heritage of traditional farmhouse ciders with a modern artisanal twist.
HARRY'S CIDER COMPANY
Long Sutton, Langport
Tel: 01458 241324
Distance to Dillington: 23 minutes
Harry’s Cider Shop is open every Saturday throughout the year from 10am-4pm, as well as this group bookings are available. An introductory talk will be given about the history of Harry’s Cider followed by an orchard walk and then back into the Cider House for a look at the process of making cider, followed by a full range of tasting and an opportunity to buy at a special 10% discounted rate.