Somerset Distillery

a pinch of pork

While I was off gallivanting in Scotland with my sister, David was off exploring the English Countryside with a friend. Thanks to a recommendation from Chef Philip of Hix Oyster & Fish House, David went out in search of a local distillery in the hills of Somerset. Judging by his pictures and the luscious liquid he brought back with him, we decided to take my in-law’s there for a boozy day on the farm before heading to dinner in Lyme Regis.

Somerset Distillery has been making cider, and just about every other type of liquid you can make from apples for over 150 years. In the main house, there are barrels of hard cider, both medium and dry. The village locals come in with their clear plastic jugs and fill up their containers, drop 4 quid on the desk and get back on the road. Most faces seemed familiar…

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