Mad Apple Cider Company
Traditional cider made in Somerset
Mad Apple Cider is made from some of the finest traditional cider apples to be found in Somerset. Proprietor Ian Cunneen prides himself on being able to say that Mad Apple is 100% natural, with nothing added and nothing taken away.
The mighty homemade Mad Apple Cider press works on a 20 ton jack and produces 22 gallons per pressing......not to be sniffed at!
While some apples are collected by hand via shaking trees and knocking hard to reach ones from their resting place with a long stick, others are successfully harvested using the wonderful Tuthill-Temperley which is rented from Orchard Live. It easily scoops up fallen apples from the ground and deposits them into baskets.
If you fancy a tipple of Mad Apple head to The Blue Ball at Triscombe, Somerset where you will be warmly welcomed. While there you could also enjoy great food at their 'multi award winning restaurant.'
The first orchard Mad Apple Cider acquired for use is at Holford, and belongs to Moorhouse Farm where a superb family run, dog friendly campsite can be found nestling in the Quantock Hills.
Pebbles Tavern Watchet a place of must visit if you enjoy your cider, music and atmosphere.
You can turn up at Pebbles and suddenly spontaneous music can start up, before you know it your dancing.
If your feeling peckish next door is a fish and chip shop collect the food and eat it with a drink in Pebbles.
The owners of Pebbles have made a huge success in the last year having won the South west region CAMRA cider pub 2014, alsofor 2015.
Both are very talented musicians and on the first Thursday of the month they lead a folk session.
They also keep very nice real ales, whiskies, cider brandy and Herby4 apple juice another local product, produced again from apples from the local orchards.
Music session at Pebbles.
The legendary Mr Giddins!