Torre Cider Farm

Torre Cider Farm is a quaint little place that we stumbled across a few years ago after seeing the road signs on our way to Butlins Minehead. It’s a family run cider farm which is free to visit and has a lovely rustic charm to it that I can’t help but fall in love with.

Torre’s ‘Fuzzy Duck’ cider has won gold in the 2022 Bath & West British Cider Championships and their ‘Dabinett’ won silver. It really is award winning cider! The heritage orchard on site is where they grow all the apples using zero chemicals and pesticides. There are over 20 varieties which are then picked and processed on site too. You can take a tour of the orchard and apple press to find out all about how the cider is made. It’s really interesting!

Apple press

Torre Cider Farm is really family friendly. There’s a great little play park which the kids really enjoyed. I particularly love the wagon! There’s also a mud kitchen, swings, toys, balance beams etc.

Colourful wooden wagon in play area at Torre Cider Farm

There’s also plenty of farm animals to meet including pigs, ducks, chickens and goats. This one-eyed goat was very friendly. The pigs were all busy having an afternoon nap!

White goat stood next to fence

We enjoyed a lovely walk through the orchard and ‘sprite sanctuary’. The sprite houses are just magical! It’s such a fun, quirky place to explore.

There’s some great little photo props throughout the orchard too. We got some lovely family shots, especially as my phone camera somehow managed to blur out the ropes so it looks like the frame in this photo is floating!

Kids stood in frame hanging from trees in orchard at Torre Cider Farm

We spent ages playing a game of throwing fallen apples into the metal bowl at the far end of the orchard. It’s not as easy as it looks! The apples tend to bounce back out again so it took a lot of attempts to get one in.

Kids throwing apples into large metal bowl in orchard

The Farmhouse Kitchen at Torre Cider Farm uses local produce to offer a delicious breakfast and lunch menu, as well as yummy homemade cakes. It isn’t a cheap menu but the price reflects the quality of the food and portion sizes. There is seating indoors in cosy nooks with kettle lamps or outside on the lovely veranda. Baby Bear didn’t want his photo taken, he just wanted to eat! Haha!

childen sat at table eating lunch in farmhouse cafe

I enjoyed a pulled pork and apple sauce ciabatta with salad, skin-on fries and crackling. It was delicious! The kids had cheesy chips and chicken nuggets with beans and skin on fries from the kids menu.

Pulled pork ciabatta with fries and salad on wooden plate

The Torre Cider Farm shop sells all their own ciders as well as lots of other local produce and handmade items from local craftspeople. It’s well worth a look, especially if you like to try different ciders!

Facilities Checklist

  • Toilets / Disabled Toilet Yes
  • Pushchair / Wheelchair Friendly  The orchard is difficult to access but cafe and shop have ramps.
  • Disabled Access Ramps to shop and cafe
  • Dog Friendly  Yes dogs allowed in all areas on a lead. Water bowls and dog treats provided.
  • Refreshments available  Yes Farmhouse Kitchen cafe
  • Car Park Yes plenty of free parking
  • Gift Shop  Yes
  • Baby facilities Yes high chairs, kids menu, baby change table and play area.

Address: Washford, Somerset, TA23 0LA

Price Band: FREE entry

Website: https://torrecider.farm

Disclaimer: I am not in any way affiliated with Torre Cider Farm. All words, photos and opinions are that of my own.

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