Welsh cider

Cider is the traditional drink in Wales and a new generation of artisan craft producers are reviving the old traditional methods of production.

Traditional artisan Welsh cider

Producers like Toloja Orchards additive-free range of traditional Welsh craft cider produced from handpicked and pressed apples from their orchards and small farm overlooking Cardigan Bay in West Wales.

They also produce a cider brandy, mead, apple and pear wine as well as cider vinegar which goes into the wide range of gourmet mustards.

Homemade cider mustard in the UK

Jams, pickles and chutney

Waterhouse Fayre homemade preserves, jams, pickles and chutney can found throughout the West Country; in farm shops, delicatessens, specialist cheese shops as well as tea rooms, restaurants and hotels.

Homemade stawberry jam Devon the south of England

A journey which started as a way to use those surplus home grown raspberries by turning them into jam in Ann Stallard’s kitchen.

English jams preserves and pickles Devon the south of England

A business which started on Saturday mornings at the South Molton Pannier Market which has grown over the years.

Homemade pickles and preserves Devon , the south of England

But it is still a family affair which runs from home. Still only producing small batches in their preserving pans.

Homemade artisan jams Devon the south of England

Producing the award winning traditional handmade jams, preserves, pickles and chutneys for which they have built an enviable reputation.


Midhurst Tea Room

I had an hour to kill in Midhurst. So I settled myself into a tearoom run by Neil and Theresa Cannings.Home cooked food in Midhust

Tilly’s of Midhurst fronts onto Rumbolds Hill so you can’t miss it. But it is far enough away from everything else to make it a little different. They serve breakfast, light lunches and traditional afternoon teas.

Red Bush tea Chichester

I was tempted by the home cooked Gammon Platter but settled for a bowl of soup with a thick slice of bread as it was still a bit early for lunch.

Homemade soup Midhurst Chichester