Burrow Hill Cider Farm

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Burrow Hill Cider Farm is a cider farm in Somerset, England at the base of Burrow Hill overlooking the Somerset Levels.

It has views of most of South Somerset on clear days. The cider is made in traditional vats and uses age old traditional methods of production. Every October is "Apple Day" when the apples are harvested from locally owned orchards.

In 2003 the company won the NFU Great British Food Award.

Cider Bus[edit]

Burrow Hill Cider has a 'Cider Bus' at the Glastonbury Festival selling a variety of cider-based drinks, including Hot Spiced Cider.

Somerset Cider Brandy[edit]

Somerset Cider Brandy is an apple brandy first produced by Burrow Hill in 1987. It is claimed as the first legal distilling in Somerset for 150 years when 1989 the farm received the first full cider-distilling licence ever issued by the UK's HM Customs and Excise.[1]


  1. ^ Still life, with apples, Daily Telegraph, Oct 21, 2006

Further reading[edit]

  • James Crowden, Cider: The Forgotten Miracle, Cyder Press Two (1999), ISBN 0-9537103-0-0 - includes the story of the early days of Somerset Cider Brandy

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Coordinates: 50°58′35″N 2°50′03″W / 50.976284°N 2.834221°W / 50.976284; -2.834221