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Wassailing 2020 – Tickets now available!

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Our Wassailing for 2020 will be on Saturday 18th of January

Tickets are now available!

Apple: recipes from the orchard by James Rich

Published by Hardie Grant. Available here:

It is a very big month for us here at the farm, Rich’s Cider family member James Rich is launching his debut cook book, appropriately called: Apple: recipes from the orchard.

Apple is full of almost 100 recipes featuring all things apple, from Rich’s cider and apple juice, to cider vinegar and Somerset Cider Brandy too. Inspiration for the book came to James when he worked at our Cider Press restaurant when he was a teenager. Apple combines some old favourite recipes with a host of brand-new ideas.

And the book has even been given the seal of approval by chef Jamie Oliver, who said it was “a beautiful collection of recipes from a real expert – James really knows his stuff.”

Apple is a celebration of the fruit in all its forms. You’ll find Light Bites, whether that’s a nutritious breakfast of Nutty Apple Granola, or tangy Goat’s Cheese, Apple and Honey Tarts for an easy picnic lunch; Feasts soaked in cider, from a wholesome Chicken, Cider and Cheddar Crumble for supper to Braised Pork Knuckles In Cider cooked slow and steady for an added depth and enhanced flavour; Sides and Sauces where sharp and tangy flavours transform flavour combinations; Sweet Things to treat yourself with, whether it’s an Autumn Fruit Pavlova with Apple and Vanilla Cream or a refreshing Cider Sorbet on a hot day. Drinks are also not forgotten, from the summery Orchard Cocktail to the warming Cider Brandy Hot Toddy and Mulled Apple Juice with Rhubarb and Ginger.

Richs Cider had the pleasure of hosting a Somerset legend’s 80th Birthday Party this week…

We were joined by Tommy’s family, friends and band mates from the Wurzels to celebrate his birthday with music, food and plenty of cider…

Happy Birthday Tommy!

Thanks to everyone who attended our Wassail we managed to raise a fantastic £3,000 for St Margaret’s Hospice!

Thank you to St Margaret’s for letting us present you with the cheque and giving us a tour of your facilities. The support that the Hospice provides patients and their families is absolutely amazing.

We look forward to raising more funds for you in the future!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Wassail in January! We had a fantastic night with lots of singing, dancing and cider…

Thank you to the volunteers from Vagabonds Carnival Club and St Margaret’s Hospice for your help on the night

We would love to see your photos of the night so if you have any you would like us to add to our website please send them to

We’ve already arranged for the Skimmity Hitchers to return for next year’s Wassail on Saturday 18th 2020… So keep that date free!

Our Legbender Cider will be included as one of the five ciders in Weatherspoons’ national ale & cider festival.

The festival runs from Wednesday 10 October until Sunday 21 October, so be sure to get down and check it out!

For more information, click here.

Rich’s Cider will be at the annual Cider & Cheese Fayre at the Ring O Bells in Compton Martin!

Come and visit us in the cider tent on Sunday 6th May 2018

For more details about the event please visit

Rich’s Cider will be back at the Royal Bath & West Show this year from 30th May to 2nd June.

You’ll be able to find us in the Food & Drink Area, stand number 501. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please visit

We would like to give a massive thank you to all that attendend our charity wassailing on Saturday night, a brilliant night was had by all . The Skimmity Hitchers as always played an incredible set raising the roof with hundreds of people singing and dancing along.

A massive thank you to all the staff and volunteers from Rotary Club of Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, UK RNLI Lifeboats at Burnham-on-Sea JD Marquees and Southwest Stages,

We raised a total of £4500 with £4000 going to the Bristol Area Kidney Association and £500 to the RNLI-Lifeboats-at-Burnham-on-Sea. Already looking forward to next years Wassailing.

A Charity Plant Exchange Event

Do you have plants which take up too much space in your garden?

Why not ‘Lift & Divide’ and donate your spare plants to this event? No need to pot them up – just pop in a carrier bag, bring them along and swap with other interesting plants for a donation to St Margaret’s Hospice.

We will gladly accept donations such as
gardening books, clean pots, hand tools etc – please bring along on the day.

Come and enjoy morning coffee or stay longer for delicious lunch in the Cider Press Restaurant and browse around the gift shop.

Saturday October 14th 2017. 11am to 1pm
Rich’s Cider Farm, Watchfield, Highbridge. TA9 4RD

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