Rich’s Cider Farm Restaurant and Farm Shop
Rich’s Cider Farm
Shop/Office – 01278 783 651
Restaurant – 01278 794 537
- Family run business for over 25 years
- On site Farm Shop and Cider Press Resturant
- Destination, Family Day out venue
- Ideal venue for Weddings, Events, Conferences
- Only 5 mins from the M5 and Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset
Since 1954, when Gordon Rich founded the business, Rich’s have been making cider using traditional methods. Although this process has remained the same over the years, more recently, the Farm has become a place to spend a day out and a great family-friendly destination for all visitors.
We are a family run business producing traditional farmhouse cider and farm pressed apple juice, with locally harvested Somerset apples.
We also have a large restaurant, with over 100 seats, that serves fresh locally produced, fresh home cooked food daily, and we have our own on-site Farm Shop where you can buy a wonderful range of local produce as well as our ciders. We’re fully accessible all around the Farm, including the Cider Press Restaurant, the Farm Shop, and our toilet facilities. Find us two miles from junction 22 of the M5, in Watchfield, near Highbridge.
Rich’s Cider Farm, near Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset, is a family-run working farm that produces award-winning Somerset cider and pressed apple juice. While our traditional way of producing Cider has stayed largely the same, here on the farm there have been many changes.
Visit our farm, to see us pressing apples in the autumn, have free samples at our farm shop, buy some local produce and gifts to take home and maybe stop for a bite to eat in our Cider Press restaurant.
There is plenty here to enjoy for a family day out, all year round!
Rich's Farm Shop
The Farm Shop is a destination location in its own right! Before you get to the shop you can walk through the Museum, where you can see old machinery, our huge oak vats , which are still in use today – one of them can hold an amazing 10,000 gallons of cider!
Stocking a variety of local, hand-selected products, Rich’s Farm Shop offers a huge range of items ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables, cakes, pies and gifts to clothing and homeware. Also featuring a butchers and deli counter with fresh meats provided by Pyne’s of Somerset, local cheeses, pies, Scotch eggs and much more. The shop includes a takeaway counter seving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and hot snacks.
There is also an alcohol cellar instore, and a deli counter showcasing local cheeses, pies, Scotch eggs and other delicious products. We’re passionate about supporting local businesses – to learn more about where your shopping is coming from, take a look at our up-to-date displayed ‘local suppliers’ map, which details the locations of many of our wonderful suppliers.
Of course, the Shop also stocks our very own award-winning ciders and apple juices. ‘Try before you buy’ at our Tasting Bar, where you can enjoy free samples of all our ciders.
We’re extremely proud to have won Gold for Best South West Farm Shop at the 2022 Taste of the West Awards. The judges said it was ‘a pleasure to visit’ us, praising the Shop’s ‘light and airy…lovely atmosphere’ and how ‘nothing is too much trouble for our friendly staff’.
Farm Shop Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
The Cider Press Restaurant
Visit Rich’s Cider Press Restaurant where we serve you locally produced, freshly cooked food, daily in our ‘open plan’ kitchen. Here you can watch our cooks busy baking homemade cakes, desserts, pies and all our daily roasts & specials.
As supporters of local farmers and producers we aim to provide you with a ‘True Taste of Somerset’. We serve breakfasts, lunchtime specials, homemade cakes & desserts, cream teas & carvery every day.
The Restaurant has a 4.5-star Trip Advisor rating, and seats 130 inside, with plenty of dog-friendly outdoor seating and a children’s playground. We recommend booking in advance, especially if you plan to dine with us on a Sunday.
Bookings can be made by telephone, 01278 794 537 or online via our website
Restaurant Opening Hours Monday – Friday Open 09:00am – 5pm Breakfast 9:00am – 11:00am Lunchtime (Carvery and Main Meals) 12:00 – 3:00pm Light Bites until 3:30pm Coffee and Cakes all day, every day Sunday Open 8.30am – 7pm
We serve our Sunday Carvery from midday, with the last sitting at 5pm. (Booking is advisable)
The above opening times may change seasonally so please check our website for the most up to date opening hours.
Weddings and Events
With the recent development of the Cider Press Restaurant, we’ve expanded our space to cater for a wide variety of occasions. With a heated outdoor canopy and private garden area we have a great variety of spaces for events throughout all seasons. We understand that every event is unique; that’s why we centre everything around you. We provide bespoke solutions and work with you to create a truly unforgettable event.
Our stunning venue features a selection of versatile, multi-function spaces that can accommodate events for anything from 50 to 200 people. We can offer a range of catering options ranging from buffets to barbecues to carveries and hog roasts – we can also adapt our menus to any requests you might have – the Restaurant is ideal for your dream Wedding, work function, celebration or party.
For more information, please contact us to discuss your requirements on 01278 794 537 or online via our website
Rich’s is also very well known for its local events inluding seasonal Food Fairs and the annual Wassailing in January. Have a look below for more information about these events