Secret Somerset Case - Oct 2021

Secret Somerset Case - Oct 2021

Regular price £25.00

  • October's Case of the Month - 6 Ciders from smaller producers nestled away in the four corners of Somerset - the spiritual home of cider!
  • Classically tannic Somerset craft ciders from Dry to Medium, all full juice
  • Includes Tricky from the Blackdown Hills in the West, Secret Orchards from foothills of Exmoor
  • plus more from the Southern heartlands and Barleywood from near Bristol
  • All in 500ml bottles - why not Subscribe and Save £5 on this and future cases?

Somerset is the spiritual home of cider in our (completely unbiased) view, although our friends in Herefordshire may disagree! We have long worked with many producers from around the county, but this case celebrates some of the smaller suppliers hidden right across Somerset, from high on the Blackdown Hills in the far West, to bordering Wiltshire in the East, and all points in between.

All made with passion and proper cider apple juice, and using old established orchards, sometimes forgotten for years and brought back to life. We have selected for you:

Barley Wood, Medium-Dry, 6.1% - A cracking cider made by Isy and Mike in the Barley Wood Walled Gardens next to The Ethicurean restaurant, just outside Bristol. Blended from a large number of old apples trees locally, they produce a lovely balanced, well-rounded, medium-dry.

Dowdings 'Tower Brue', Medium, 6% - Named for the panoramic views across open farmland to King Alfred’s Tower from the orchards, and a tributary to the River Brue that runs alongside near the Wiltshire border south of Bruton. Oliver makes a lovely, easy-drinking, medium cider there.

Impens 8, Medium, 6% - Made from a blend of 8 classic bittersweet apples grown in the family orchards at Impens Farm near North Petherton - hence the name! A very drinkable medium.

Lawrence's Premium, Medium, 6% - An absolute cracker, made deep in South Somerset by John Lawrence, which remains an undiscovered gem. Our tasting panel have described it as "just about as good as it gets", and this little known craft cider defines what it's all about.

Secret Orchard 'Exmoor Clear', Dry, 6% - Made in the foothills of Exmoor in West Somerset from apples grown on and nearby the historic Nettlecombe Estate, Joe has crafted a lovely clear, tannic vintage cider with citrus zestiness and an autumnal spicy finish.

Tricky Cider UFO#3, Medium, 6% - UFO stands for Unidentified Forgotten Orchards. Crafted by Matt, in the Blackdown Hills, made from unknown varieties of apples from a formerly neglected heritage orchard near Glastonbury.  Light coloured, yet classically tannic.

Allergens: contains sulphites.

Award-Winning Craft Cider
2x UK Cider Retailer Of The Year
10 Years in Retail
100% Fresh Pressed Juice
Vegan & Gluten Free
Made in the UK
Bristol Cider Shop is the original independent cider shop in the UK, founded in 2010, to provide a range of craft ciders to both cider-loving and cider-curious Bristolians. Whilst some of the early history may be a bit hazy, due to a whirlwind of product tastings, having fun and learning about good (and bad) cider, the business moved online in 2011, to spread the word even wider. From the original shop, via the foodie hub of Harbourside, in 2020 we decided to focus online, to make proper cider available across the land. Along the way we were honoured to be awarded UK Independent Cider Retailer of the Year 2015 and 2018.

How quickly will I get my order?

We will ship all orders in 2 working days maximum, often next day.  Deliveries are only made Monday to Friday.

Can I request delivery for a specific day?

Unfortunately we can't guarantee delivery for a specific date, but will try our best to delay it if needed for a future date. Just add a note to checkout.

What happens If I am not in?

Because we are shipping a Licensed product (alcohol), parcels wont normally be left safe. One of 3 things will happen:

1. It will be delivered to a neighbour and signed for - the tracking will show a photo

2. Delivery will be attempted 2 more times to you

3. It will be taken to your local Post Office for you to collect, and a card left through your letterbox.

How much does delivery cost?

Delivery is £5.95 for most of UK for your first case and then £2.95 for additional ones. Rather than hiding the delivery cost in the product price and offering free delivery (there’s no such thing as free delivery!) we’d rather be transparent about the cost of the product and the cost of the delivery.

Are there any places you cannot ship?

We currently only ship within the UK. Delivery to UK islands, Scottish Islands and Scottish Highlands postcodes may cost extra - delivery charges will be displayed at checkout. Unfortunately we cannot now deliver to Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands - apologies. Nor can we ship outside the UK.

I live in Bristol. Can I collect?

Unfortunately our licence doesn’t allow us to have customer collections on site so we can only take orders for delivery, sorry! Watch this space though for Summer 2024.

How can I track my order?

When we ship your order, you should receive an email from us containing a tracking code from our couriers . The quickest way to track your parcel is to follow the tracking link and this will show you the status of your delivery in real time. This will also allow you to change any delivery details if you need to. If you have any further problems, please email us at and we will do our best to help. Sorry we don't have a phone number.

Can I add a Gift Message?

Yes you can, simply add it in at checkout and we will include it on a card. No paperwork is included in the boxes, so no pricing information is given out.


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