'The Old Village Press'
A 'Somerset Pattern' apple press, dating from c1862.
The press was saved from destruction, has been restored to a working state and located in the grounds of the Porlock Visitor Centre (The old village school).
Demonstration pressings are made at events during the apple harvest season (August - November generally). Please see the 'Events' page for details.
We always need apples for the pressing demonstrations. If you have one tree or a whole orchard, if you don't want them - we'll pick them and press them. This is a charitable community asset where donations are used to maintain the old press and equipment. Any excess donations are used to fund local good causes
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We would like to take this opportunity to ensure that visitors to this site are aware that the provision of the 'Porlock Apple Press' , and 'The Porlock Apple Press Group' ARE NOT, in any way connected to the commercially based enterprise known as Porlock Vale Community Orchard, it's websites, or any of it's activities.
The 'Porlock Apple Press Group' activities are purely altruistic, with no commercial interest whatsoever.
What we do is for the benefit of the whole of this wonderful Exmoor village.
The question you might ask is: What do we get out of it ?
For us , the satisfaction and great feeling, that we have put on a great show that hopefully has educated our visitors, most especially the young ones.