cider

Yeo!Cider 2018 - Yeoford Community Cider Festival

Event Date: 
13/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Yeoford Community Hall, Yeoford. EX17 5HY

Come and join us at our ever popular annual cider festival. This year we have 16 ciders and perries plus real ale and ginger beer.

And as always, some tasty hot and cold food to wash it all down, plus the finest of musicians to entertain us throughout the afternoon.

All proceeds go towards Yeoford Village Community Hall.

Yeoford is on the Exeter to Barnstaple train line so no one needs to drive.

The Cider Box and The Stable bring the record for cider tasting home to the West Country

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/21/2018 - 4:03pm

282 people gathered and beat the World Record for Cider Tasting at The Stable, Exeter this Saturday.

Smashing the previous record of 255 people set in Manchester, hosts The Stable and The Cider Box are exceedingly proud to bring the accolade home to the West Country. Serving samples of the shortlisted entries for The Stable’s Cider of the Year competition, The Stable, Exeter was in its element with happy crowds filling all three floors of the restaurant, united in making history and tasting some world class cider. Together with The Cider Box, The Stable is leading the way in...

Summer rain leads to bumper apple crop for cider making

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:00pm

Orchards on the Killerton estate are bursting with apples this autumn and the National Trust rangers and volunteers have been busy harvesting them in time for their annual cider and apple festival on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October.

The frost in May caused concern that the orchards might be bare this autumn but the summer rain has meant the orchards are full of apples, including some varieties like the Killerton Sweet, Killerton Sharp and Star of Devon which are unique to this small area.

Andy Bramwell from the National Trust explains why there were concerns, ‘A frost in...

Killerton Estate takes top national award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:54am

Killerton Estate in Devon walked away with the top Overall Drinks Award at the National Trust’s annual Fine Farm Produce Awards, presented at BBC Countryfile Live in the grounds of Blenheim Palace. Conygree Farm on the Sherborne Park Estate won the Farming with Nature Award and, in all, 12 National Trust places and products in the South West came away as winners.

Now in their twelfth year, the awards aim to prove that sustainable food isn’t just good for nature, it tastes better too. They celebrate the very best produce from the Trust’s 1,500 tenant farmers and estates ­– looking...

Real Ale & Cider Festival

Event Date: 
14/07/2017 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Sandy Park

Come to Sandy Park for an evening of live music with a range of real ales and ciders to sample.

Music will be provided by 'Not The Cowboys', described as the second best boyband in the South West (behind The Wurzels) and a selection of local real ales and ciders will be on offer.

Tickets for this event are available for just £7, which includes a commemorative half-pint cup and 3 half pints, and are on sale at http://www.sandypark.co.uk

The real ale and cider festival will also be running all day on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July alongside the Mitsubishi Motors...

Bumper apple crop ready for Killerton’s Cider and Apple Festival

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:19pm

This year a bumper crop of apples are expected to be harvested in time for the annual Killerton Cider and Apple Festival on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October.

A team of volunteers have just one week, and a 200-year-old cider press, to make all the cider for the year ahead using apples collected traditional orchards on National Trust’s Killerton estate. Fine summer weather has meant the orchards are bursting with fruit. National Trust rangers and volunteers have been busy harvesting the many varieties of apples that make Killerton’s award-winning cider and apple juice. As the last...

Help add some sparkle to Killerton’s cider

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:45pm

Killerton’s annual apple harvest is fast approaching and the National Trust property is calling out for volunteers large and small to help with their ‘Big Pick Up’ weekends. This year looks to be a bumper crop and the trees are heavy with fruit which shows the summer rain was good for something after all!

Killerton needs your help to collect the fallen apples that make its award winning cider and apple juice. If you can help then join the ‘Big Pick Up’ weekends in Sparrow Park Orchard, Killerton on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October or on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October. Armed with...

Yeocider 2016

Event Date: 
01/10/2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
New Community Hall, Yeoford

Come and join us at our ever popular annual cider festival. This year we have 16 ciders and perries plus real ale and ginger beer. As always, some tasty hot and cold food to wash it all down. All proceeds go towards Yeoford Village Community Hall. Yeoford is on the Exeter to Barnstaple train line so no one needs to drive.

Killerton cider and apple festival

Event Date: 
15/10/2016 - 9:00am to 16/10/2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
National Trust Killerton, Exeter, EX5 3LE

Soak in the unique orchard atmosphere at this family festival as we celebrate the annual apple harvest. With children's activities, live music, great food and of course Killerton's famous cider there's something for everyone. £6 adults, £2 children, free to National Trust members and under 5s

Summer rain adds sparkle to Killerton cider

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 10/04/2015 - 3:00pm

August was a rainy month for tourists and locals. There was one upside to the downpours however; the wet weather has made for a bumper crop of apples in the National Trust orchards at Killerton and the trees are heavy with fruit ready to be made into cider.

2014 was a memorable summer, but an apple crop to forget, producing only 3,000 litres of cider. But this year the trees are so full that the National Trust hopes to double its production.

To help harvest all the apples five local schools are lending a hand, with 199 pupils enjoying a trip to the orchards to learn about...

Pages