Wedding Venues

The Quantocks are a lovely location in which to hold a wedding and we get many guests attending churches and wedding venues in the area staying with us. So, in order to get the most out of your visit here are a few tips:

Leave plenty of time. The West Country is a very popular tourist […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Nether Stowey, Quantock Hills, 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

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

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

Walkers are Welcome

We are thrilled to announce that Nether Stowey and Over Stowey have been awarded Walkers are Welcome status. The Walkers are Welcome accreditation is part of a national network of towns and villages that offer a special welcome to walkers. There are now over 100 communities that are members around the country with six in […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Uncategorized, Walking|0 Comments

Late Summer in the Quantocks

Late summer in the Quantocks is just beautiful. There’s a special kind of light, often filtered through early morning or evening mists making a trip up to the tops before breakfast, or just as the sun sets, well worthwhile.

It’s at this time of year that the gorse and heather are at their best with a […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Quantock Hills, Quantocks|0 Comments

Short walk in the Quantocks

With the Quantock Hills on our doorstep anyone one wanting a short walk in the Quantocks can either walk straight from the house or, if a quick fix is required, jump in the car and be in the very centre of the hill within five minutes.

One of our favourite dog walks is a two-mile circular […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Uncategorized, Walking|0 Comments

Ian and the Stowey Brewery on the Longest Day (21.06.14)

This weekend saw us here at The Old Cider House working hard at any number events in and around Nether Stowey and the Quantocks promoting both the area and local beer.

On Friday Ian spent his day on the back of a very noisy and uncomfortable tractor trailer giving a running commentary to groups of cider and […]

The Smell of the Quantocks!

What, you didn’t think the Quantocks had a smell? Well, Exmoor (the Quantocks’ bigger cousin) does!

Exmoor is just down the road from us, but we’re not sure we’ve ever noticed it had a particular aroma. That is until watching the telly the other night when there was an advert for new Air Wick ‘National Parks […]

Somerset Open for Business

You could be forgiven for thinking that Somerset is under water, having listened to this morning’s news. Yes, we have had our fair share of rain, but given that we are the ‘Summer People’ – the descendants of a people who understood that certain areas of the County were so low lying that they habitually […]