You cannot journey far in somerset before coming across on of it's most famous products; cider. At one time , cider would have been produced on most farms, as it would comprised part of payment for some farm workers. These days you can still make purchases at a number of farms and experience how it has played its part in somersets agriculture and landscape.
Harrys cider is a family business that makes award-winning craft cider from the heart of the somerset countryside.
Based on the family farm in long sutton, 5 minutes walk from Little Upton Bridge. This up and coming young brand is already turning heads, winning national and global competition medals, including as well as attracting new customers and distriibutors - including celebrity chef heston blumenthal's perfectionist cafe at heathrow.
The business was set up just a few years ago by local farmer Harry Fry, whose family have farmed in somerset for five generations. harry was looking to diversify from diary farming and started making cider, using apples from the traditional cider apple orchard his father planted in the late 1970's.
Family continues to be central to the business, with harry manageing the orchards and making cider, assisted by his son toby, while harry's partner alison is involved on the commericial side of the business.
Harry's cider produces sparkling and traditional ciders from a range of apple varieties, with a focus on quality and provenance being key to their success. Harry produces single variety and farmhouse ciders that are full of flavour, winning his first great taste award in 2017 nand scooping the overall champion in CAMRA's national cider competition in May 2018. Harry has also achieved another great success in one of the largest cider competitions in the world - the british cider championships. Harrys increasingly popular single variety Dabinett claimed ' supreme champion' for 2018.
Visitors can sample and purchase harry's cider from the farm on saturday's between 10am and 4pm: littlefield lane, Long sutton, TA10 9NS.