farm near Burnham wins two awards for 'best drink in Somerset'
cider maker near Burnham-On-Sea is celebrating a double dose of
success this week.
Cider Farm in Watchfield has won the coveted Best Drink award
at the Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards - and the same title
at Weston Food Festival.
Jan Scott and her son George, pictured, attended a ceremony near
Bridgwater on Friday where the news was announced.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We could hardly believe it when
it was announced that our product had won best drink product of
2015. We really are thrilled because we were up against strong
competition from Thatchers Cider and Hullabaloo. We are over the
moon to have won - it's a real feather in our cap."
cider farm's 'Legbender' brand was praised by a panel of judges
after initially being nominated by the public.
added: "We are a family-run cider farm and to beat the big
names to this award really is fantastic."
team from Rich's Cider also won the best drink title at this month's
Weston Food Festival awards, beating several big regional producers.
has been produced at Rich's Cider Farm at Watchfield for over
60 years. There have been many changes since Jan's late father,
Gordon, started pressing cider apples although the production
of the juice is still traditional.
Jan Scott and her son George celebrating their double award win