A visit to Hunts Sussex Cider

Date/Time Location Course facilitator
17 Oct 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hunts Sussex Cider Chris Hunt

A visit to Hunts Sussex Cider, near Sedlescombe, where cider apples have been grown in the traditional fashion for decades, and local cider is produced in very small quantities.

Hunts Sussex Cider is made with passion using traditional methods and has had zero chemical input for over twenty years, allowing their farm to be a haven for nature and their cider to be pure. This is about as far as you can get from the industrial methods that are typical in much commercial cider production.

Our guide on this afternoon’s visit will be Chris Hunt, grandson of Norman Hunt, who founded the farm in the 1930s. He’s a fascinating man, with a wealth of knowledge that we are lucky to be able to draw upon. We will be shown around the farm, including the orchards (a word of warning – Chris says that this has been both a poor and an early harvest, so the trees won’t be at their absolute peak) and the cider-making facilities. There will be plenty of time to ask as many questions as you want.

As if that wasn’t enough, at the end of the visit, each person will get three specially selected 500ml bottles of cider to take away.

This promises to be a very special afternoon, at a farm that’s not normally open to the public.

To book your place on this unique afternoon, fill in your details in the form below.

Note: This is a working farm – it is not set up as a retail venue, so there are limited facilities (no shop, for example) and you should be aware that there may be farm machinery in use. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including sturdy shoes or wellingtons. You should also be aware that there are bee hives on the farm (although not particularly close to where we shall be).

Important information regarding COVID and this event

We all need to be aware of our responsibilities to ensuring the safety both of our members and our hosts on events such as this. We are therefore requiring those who wish to attend to take heed of the following points:

  1. An educational visit such as this is not subject to the “rule of six” as it falls under the remit of “Education and training”. We are, however, restricting this event to a maximum of 12 people in order to allow for appropriate spacing and to keep risks, both to our members and to the farm, to a minimum.
  2. All attendees are required to wear masks. Unfortunately, if you are unable to wear a mask, we would ask you not to book a place on this event due to the larger numbers we are permitting to attend. We will supply a mask for anyone who forgets their own.
  3. All attendees are asked to wear gloves at all times, as there may be surfaces which have not been (and cannot be) sanitised. We will supply disposable gloves if you do not have any of your own.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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