If You Love Cider, You Have to Visit These Places

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Cider is a  drink that has been around since at least the 1st century BC, so you know it’s something good.

There are many different types of cider, but the one most people from the US associate with is a really sweet drink that is good for gluten-free people. However, cider in Europe, or cidre as it is known in some countries, has such a delicious, slightly bitter taste that definitely is worth trying. If you want to taste the best cider, go to these European countries!


Spain might be known for sangria and paella, but they also make amazing cider. One of the biggest areas that makes it is called Asturias, and in this region you will find tons of cideries to sample.


Though they call it cidre, the cider in France is absolutely scrumptious. The place that is known to make the best and the most varieties is the Brittany region, in the northwest corner.  


Most historians say that England was the birthplace of cider, because when the Romans invaded in 55 BC they were already making it for themselves. English cider is really dry and lovely, and one of the best places to get it is from the county of Somerset.

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You can’t visit the South West without sampling some much-imitated West Country cider 🇬🇧🍺✨ After a long day of sightseeing, nothing will hit the spot more than a crisp glass of this South West speciality 👌 Instead of heading to the store for a pre-packages bottle, why not spend a leisurely afternoon at a cider farm and enjoy it straight from source? We’ve listed just a few of the South West’s fine cider makers down below👇 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣ Kenton Park Estate (@kenton_park_estate), Devon – In the glorious Devon countryside, sparkling cider is made using apples that are grown, picked, fermented and bottled at the Kenton Park Estate. If you visit in August and September, you may be lucky enough to join in the cider making process! 🍏 Alternatively, a warm welcome awaits you at their on-site coffee shop and wine bar! 2️⃣ Sheppy’s Cider (@sheppyscider), Somerset – One of the longest established cider companies in the UK, Sheppy’s have been cider makers for over 200 years! Their Cider Farm and Museum offers a fantastic chance to learn about the art, craft and history of cider making 🤓 (photo by @cidersbymb) 3️⃣ Lilley’s Cider (@lilleyscider), Somerset – A family run cider producer based in Frome, Lilley’s make a diverse range of traditional and experimental blends of cider and perry. Don’t miss their ‘Sunset Cider’ – a rich and fruity rustic cider, bursting with rich apple flavours 🍎 4️⃣ Thatchers Cider (@thatcherscider), North Somerset – Nestled at the of the Mendip Hills, family-run Thatchers have been perfecting the magic that turns apples into cider for more than 100 years. In Sandford, visit the 140-year-old Railway Inn for a pint, and the Thatchers Shop packed with ciders on the shelves, along with local and chutneys 🤗 ____________________ #GREATBritishFood

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