Nick Poole started making cider in West Milton 12 years ago as a means to stop the family’s horses eating too many apples from the orchard. Over the next 12 years Nick developed a keen interest in the traditional methods that produced a naturally sweeter cider. This process is known in England as keeving. Nick produces cider in a barn at Lancombe Cross ,West Milton, pressing apples collected from orchards in this and the next village; both old and commercial. The cider is a blend of juice from several varieties including Yarlington Mill, Chisel Jersey, Dabinett and Bulmers Norman.
A West Milton mixed case consisting of ciders selected from the following: Twilight (dry), Starlight (medium still), Moonlight (medium sparkling), Flowery Bottom (elderflower) and Purple Haze (blackcurrant).