THE CIDER MAKER

RON BARTER

CIDER MAKER
Dunsford

Ron produces up to 1500 gallons of cider using one of the UK's oldest working cider presses, in a barn that dates back to Saxon times.

The barns are crammed with antique cider-making tools and equipment. Ron has even found spearheads and Stone Age scrapers in the barn’s dirt floor, and just behind where this photograph was taken are the remains of a horse-powered mill.

During his tour, Ron will show you around these characterful historic buildings and explain how cider is produced using his traditional press, pictured above. There will be a chance to look around the orchards, where old and rare apple varieties still grow, including the wonderfully-titled Fair Maids of Devon, Pigs’ Snout and Slack-ma-Girdle.

You'll also have a chance to taste Ron's cider. Beware, it's strong! 


 
GUIDED TOUR AND TASTING
40.00

Ron will show around these historic cider barns, explaining how he produces his cider, and there'll also be a tasting. One hour. 

Cost: £40 per group (15 people maximum). One hour.

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