In their words...Somerset is apple country, with the perfect soil and climate for growing apples and making cyder. It has been going on here for centuries. Head out to the small farmlands of Somerset and you’ll spot ancient orchards still dotted about; clumps of mistletoe in the canopy, sheep grazing under the dappled shade of laden trees. Old barns still with the farmer's cyder press within, some still making cyder today. Here at The Newt, we celebrate every aspect of our county’s signature crop; from the sapling to the tree, the fruit, its juice and the final stage: cyder.