Category Archives: Somerset

Country diary: Yarlington, Somerset

John Vallins spends time at Yarlington Fringe Festival. Yarlington, after which the famous Yarlington Mill cider apple variety is named, is a very small village in a hidden valley, but it attracts great crowds to its Fringe festival.

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The Orchard Pig

This is a light cider ( 5.5% ?) with some good somerset cider apple flavour, but a hint of toffee I thought, although the label indicated a pure fresh pressed apple juice product. Found in a farm shop in Fife, … Continue reading

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Book: Manmade Eden – Historic Orchards in Somerset and Gloucestershire

Author James Russell contacted me about research for a new book about cider. A previous book called “Manmade Eden – Historic Orchards in Somerset and Gloucestershire” is well worth a mention at this point. It features interviews with John Thatcher … Continue reading

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