The Newt is a celebration of the heritage of Somerset and the re-establishment of traditional orchards into the landscape.
The Newt’s cyder-makers approach cyder production just like winemakers would for wine. Quality Somerset apples are pressed to produce a range of fine cyders, reminiscent of the ‘Golden Age’ of the 18th Century, but using ultra-modern cyder-making facilities and techniques, such as cold fermentation, in a bespoke, state-of-the-art cellar, only using 100% juice and traditional cyder-making skills to create small batch vintage cyders that aspire to be the best in the UK on a world stage.
MORE ABOUT THE NEWT: The Newt in Somerset was built around 1690 and captures the essence of a Georgian country home, honouring Somerset tradition and excellence with its own 100,000 litre modern cyder-making facility on site. The Newt In Somerset was recently awarded ‘Newcomer of the Year 2019’ in the Sunday Times 100 Best British Hotels. However it is much more than an hotel: “…one of the most exceptional country house hotels Britain has seen. It was in the making for six years, both gardens and hotel opening with admirably little fanfare since the owners, South African Koos Bekker and his wife Karen Roos, prefer to share their creation rather than boast about it.” The Daily Telegraph, December 2019
THE NEWT IN SOMERSET, A359, Hadspen, Bruton, Castle Cary BA7 7NG