‘Scrumptious’ local Cider
‘Scrumpy’ is the name of the ‘rough-hewn’ local cider which has a home-made, knock your socks off appeal. Usually still, often cloudy and always throat-grabbingly strong, this tipple is one of the West Country’s most popular exports. The name originally comes from the word to ‘scrump’ or steal fruit, an ongoing temptation when faced with the aromatic autumnal orchards of Somerset and Devon. There are many cider producers throughout the area, but look out for the Torre Cider Farm near Watchet, where you can actually watch the process of making traditional cider, apple juice and cider vinegar as well as sample it.