Hard Apple Cider in Somerset

Dropping in on the Land’s End Farm, we visited with Roger Wilkins — whose enthusiasm for cider is in itself intoxicating. After a long day of making new TV shows, we had a riot filming Roger and his impromptu scrumpy pub.

This is Day 74 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more right here on my travel blog.


2 Replies to “Hard Apple Cider in Somerset”

  1. While Somerset (and Devon) scrumpy is the better known variant, should you ever find yourself in the apple orchards of Kent, you’ll find they do a pretty mean pint of scrumpy over that side of the country too! Not that your West Country host would ever admit to such a thing, of course…

  2. As a long-time follower of your video series I was so PLEASED to see Roger Wilkins is still ‘on board’ as an advocate of ‘Scrumpy.’ On our tour with your organization (and immediately afterwards in London) I learned to opt for ‘Scrumpy’ or ‘Farmhouse Cider’ (however it was called in a pub) and I was enthralled.

    I’m ‘a Yank’ but I still maintain a membership in CAMRA, the British organization that supports farmhouse cider, perry (Pears) and craft-brewed ales. I got the ‘taste’ for it thanks to our tour with you and our great guide, Roger.

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