Events

Wassail !

January 18, 2020

Come and help us in this age old tradition

to bring the apple trees back to life !

From 2pm we will have Morris Dancers,

Hot Mulled Cider on sale and you can join in the Wassail Ceremony !

"Here’s to thee, old apple tree,

Whence thou mayst bud
And whence thou mayst blow!
And whence thou mayst bear apples enow!

Hats full! Caps full!
Bushel--bushel--sacks full,
And my pockets full too! Huzza!"

Hot Mulled Cider at Christmas !

December 01, 2019

Warm up while you do your Christmas Shopping ! Throughout December we will be offering tastes of Hot Mulled Cider when you visit the Museum or Cider Shop !

Cider Competition 2020

Date to be confirmed.

All the budding cidermakers who pressed their apples in the museum in the Autumn are invited back for a tasting and competition !

We will also have an apple cake competition, charity raffle and cider bar

Dorchester Cider Festival

August 14, 2020

In Borough Gardens, Dorchester, A FREE family friendly celebration of the regions finest cider producers, special guests, great food and live music throughout the day.

Meet and be served by our guest cider makers and sample over 75 of their award winning tipples, from delicate elderflower infusions to leg wobbling scrumpy and everything in-between, all in the towns relaxed Victorian park atmosphere.

We'll also be serving soft drinks, beers and wines for non-cider drinkers who want to join the fun.

All profits from this event are distributed to local good causes by the Dorchester Round Table.

Dorset County Show

September 04, 2020

Come and see us in the Dorset Food Hall !

For over 175 years Dorchester Agricultural Society has celebrated agriculture and rural life within the county of Dorset. The first exhibition was held in 1840 and this has now developed in to the two day Dorset County Show which takes place on the first weekend in September.

Crush and Press your own Apples !

ALL AUTUMN we hire our electric crusher and presses for people to press their own apples (or pears). If you give us a ring between 10am and 4pm on 01305 852220 we can book you a day and time. We usually have two sessions per day - 11am and 2pm

 

The apples must be ripe and starting to soften. Brown patches are fine to go in, but ideally no mould.

Pears must be reasonably hard - if they are too soft they don't go through the crusher at all!


We charge £12 per hour (calculated to the nearest quarter hour)

 

Very roughly about 5 buckets of apples produce about 3 buckets of pomace (apple pulp) which produces about 1 bucket of juice - but it very much depends on the type, size and ripeness of the apples.

 

It is reasonably physical so minimum of 2 adults must come, and wear any clothes you don't mind getting sticky!

It is supervised by our friendly and informative staff at all times so you learn as you go along, and any questions can be answered.

Bring any containers you want to take the juice home in, or we sell some fermenters, containers etc in our shop here.

Cider Making Open Day 2020

October 24, 2020

10am - 4pm

A day of Traditional Cider Making will take place in October half term! Apples will be crushed and pressed using the antique equipment - a chance for people to see traditional ways of making cider in the flesh!

We are also planning Steam Engines, Rural Crafts, as well as Dorset Cider Tasting, Sausage Sizzle, Stalls, games, Hot Mulled Cider and Dorset Apple cake on sale !

Entry Adults £2, Children Free !

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