On Sunday afternoon, 21st October, Dunkertons Cider threw open its doors and had our first Open Day of 2018!
The weather was gorgeous, and we were very happy to see so many families turn up to what was a great day for both visitors and staff alike.
We had several activities for everyone to get involved in. One of the most popular was the opportunity for the children to use a traditional hand mill with our apples that produced the most delicious apple juice that we served from the food truck outside the shop!
The food truck was also a hotspot, where everyone was able to purchase some delicious Pumpkin and Apple soup, Pomme Frites or freshly filled baguettes, served by Lillie and our Retail Manager, Alan.
As it is our pressing season, our Production Manager, Nick, gave a bottling demonstration and showed our visitors how we put the sparkle into our cider and then the cider into the bottle, whilst outside, our production team of Jack and Sam, gave everyone a demonstration of how we get the juice from our apples, through our impressive pressing machinery!
It was so nice to see our new shop busy too, with everyone taking a keen interest in all we have to offer, it certainly kept our two Retail Assistants, Trevor and Ian on their toes, whilst they both served and gave explanatory tastings to anyone who wanted to try our lovely organic ciders.
Outside the shop, whilst people were sat enjoying a glass of our award-winning organic cider or Perry, children were treated to free face painting with apples being very popular art on the day!
A tremendous day made special by all of you who spent it with us, here’s a cheers to our next open event, news coming soon. But if you can’t wait for that, or if you unfortunately missed out on our apple day celebrations, why not book onto one of our tours coming up….
Cidery tour and food pairing on Saturday 10th November from 3pm till 5pm, book online at here.
Masterclass Experience on November 15th from 6pm – 8pm – Organic cider making masterclass with our chief cider maker – An event for the cider connoisseur! Book online at here.
Dunkertons Christmas Fayre on 15th and 16th December from 12:30pm on wards. Festive shopping event for the family with carol singers and book signings.
To find out more, please visit us online at www.dunkertonscider.co.uk, or call us on 01252 650145 or better still, why not pop along to our shop at Dowdeswell Park, London Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL52 6UT Open 10 – 6 weekdays and 10 – 5 at the weekend!