THE CIDER MAKER
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
Ron will show around these historic cider barns, explaining how he produces his cider, and there'll also be a chance to taste his cider. One hour. £30 per group.
BOOK A TOUR WITH RON:
Phone: 01647 252783