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Ian Pearson The Old Cider House

Most Walks are Dog Friendly

Most walks are dog friendly, some more than others, and this book identifies those in Somerset that are perfect for a day out with your canine companion.

The ‘Dog Walker’s Guides’ are a collection of books published by Countrywide Books providing dog-friendly walks in twenty five counties in the UK – they also do pub guides!

A […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Dog Friendly, Dog Friendly Quantocks|0 Comments

Go all Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall or even Ray Mears!

Looking for something a bit different to do in the Quantocks this spring? Why not go all Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall or Ray Mears for the day?

How about learning how to make a fire or learning to whittle?

Join Chris Silverwood up in the Quantock Hills for a spot of ancient handicraft. On Saturday, 10th March Chris will […]

By |January 30th, 2018|Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Special Events|0 Comments

Proper Coffee

What could be better than a proper coffee to make your stay at The Old Cider House just that little bit better?

When we started out there was instant in those little sachets. Each sachet contained a teaspoonful of Nescafé Original – you know the crumbly granules of coffee that tended to explode out of the […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Rooms|0 Comments

A Wet Weather Walk in the Quantocks

A wet weather walk in the Quantocks.

The Quantocks are perfect for walking any time of the year, but on occasion, after heavy rain, some of the paths are a tad … soggy. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t go walking and we’ve been researching four walks, using county lanes and B roads to get […]

By |January 8th, 2018|Nether Stowey, Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Walking|0 Comments

Cosy Sitting Room

For 2018 we have created a new cosy sitting room adjacent to our dining room downstairs. This allows diners to enjoy a pre-dinner beer, wine or G&T in comfort around our newly installed log burner.

Decorated in bold, contemporary colours with, comfy sofa and bucket style chairs, this is the ideal spot to chat or sit […]

By |January 6th, 2018|The Old Cider House|0 Comments

Christmas in Somerset

£10/night discount on rooms for two nights or more (until 22 December 2017)

There is so much to do at Christmas in Somerset. We have Christmas markets, fairs, food and you can even meet Santa on a steam train!

Coleridge Cottage opens its doors at the weekends for a Georgian Christmas full of the smells of open […]

Dowsborough Iron Age Hill Fort

Some time ago, Lynne and Ian adopted Dowsborough Iron Age Hill Fort as part of the Quantock Hills AONB Monument’s Survey. This ‘adoption’ involves a six-monthly survey of the site and general TLC including regular litter and rubbish picking sessions.

Dowsbourough (also known as Danesborough, Douseborough and Dane’s Barrow) dates from about 2,500 to 3,000 years […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Quantock Hills, Quantocks|0 Comments

Auction of Alfoxton House

Alfoxton House (or Alfoxton Park) lies four miles from The Old Cider House in Holford and was where William and Dorothy Wordsworth lived when they stayed in Somerset to be near to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

For the past decade or so the property has been neglected, having been a hotel from 1959 up until the early […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Quantock Hills, Samuel Taylor Coleridge|0 Comments

Your Favourite Yoghurt

Earlier in the year we asked our guests which Yeo Valley Yoghurt they preferred from the selection that we provide at breakfast here at The Old Cider House. What we found was that the strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant always get eaten, but the peach and apricot invariably get left. This is fine, because we like […]

By |October 6th, 2017|Breakfast|0 Comments

IN SEARCH OF THE AUSTRIAN AMBER NECTAR

TAKEN FROM ‘PINTS OF VIEW’ – SOMERSET CAMRA MAGAZINE

No, not a case of spell-check gone mad or Paul Hogan extolling the virtues of an Alpine fizzy drink – no, I’m in search of the near extinct Vienna lager.

Think ‘Austria’ and this conjures up a country renowned for its sticky cakes, coffee and, perhaps, diethylene glycol […]

By |July 5th, 2017|CAMRA, Real Ale, Stowey Brewery|0 Comments