Learn to make cider the Butford Way, Champion Perry winners at Royal Bath & West Show 2016.

The cider making course is simple, straightforward and fun. The day course are ideal both for the enthusiastic amateur and those with commercial aspirations. You are taken through the whole process from apple selection to the final product with the course culminating in a practical pressing from which you take away around 25 litres of juice for you to ferment.

This years dates are October 8,22,29 and November 12 book online now

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Adding the pomace to the press

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The juice flows, even before the pressing starts..

This infographic of ‘periodic table of apples’ – has nice information if you are looking for which apples to select for cider making. 

Much like a brewer has hops to give beer it’s unique character, flavour – cider, desert and cooking apples, and nothing else are used in fermenting the juice into traditional cider

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Wassail, Wassail all over the town!

Join us once again to bless the orchards and celebrate another great year with singing, dancing music and merriment!

Here’s a list of regional Wassail events around the UK –

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Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers his Budget statement to the House of Commons, London.

The chancellor has announced that the government will retain the current duty exemption for small cider producers.

Thanks to your support we were able to hand in a petition with over 26,000 signatures urging the government to back small cider producers. On 8 July, the government responded positively in its budget.

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