Where It All Began
Cider has been an influence since my early years haymaking on a South Devon farm, there was always a gas mask bag full of cider bottles hanging on the tractor. I now live near a large old orchard where the majority of the apples go to waste. It was only a matter of time before I was making modest quantities of cider to drink with friends and give away.
I met up with an old school friend in Devon to press some of my apples on his fabulous old press, it was his annual Apple Day, open to all comers and very poular with the villagers keen to make use of their surplus apples. huge quantities of juice were produced and carried away.
That was my inspiration, I had to set about obtaining my own press, Dave actually had a pair of screws in the corner of his yard which he was prepared to part company with.
My press project blog post charts the project from start to finish, I am now producing enough cider to supply a number of local outlets and cider festivals.
Found this place on the off chance, what a gem! Martin and his wife Tina are very welcoming and friendly. Absolutely amazing cider 👍 got to taste first....and of course purchase at a very good price 👍
We just happened to pick out Lulworth Skipper from a list of Cider farms and we couldn't have got luckier. Martin is a fantastic guy, he really knows his apples and it turns out his pears too. He is enthusiastic and really entices you into the world of Cider tasting (be careful if you are the designated driver) quirky, entertaining and highly recommended.
What a fab taste of Dorset Cider. Martin gave us a taste of a range of ciders and a perry- all delicious.
I recommend a trip into his place whether you want to buy a bottle or a few flagons.👍🍻