and much more....

A FREE event with something for all the family.


Porlock Visitor Centre Orchard Garden

10.00am to 4.30pm ('ish!)

Porlock Apple Press Group are pleased to have donated traditionally crafted Scrumpy Cider, from juice produced by our old press, for the Mulled Cider cups offered on the night at Dovery Manor Museum and Porlock Visitor Centre


We carry out additional pressings using the old press in the days/weeks around festival day too*. You are welcome to come and observe the whole process to make juice from the apples & learn about it's historical importance to rural life of yesteryear.

Check back for updates.

* Notice boards will be displayed outside the Visitor Centre when pressings are to take place.

If travelling from a distance, please telephone Grant on 07779-331967 to get an update first.

Porlock Apple press & rural crafts festival 2018

Saturday 20th October

Porlock wassail night
SATURday 6th January 2018


Starting at 5.30pm - at Dovery Manor Museum


 kicking off the night will be a performance of the Mummers Play upstairs in the 'solar' at the museum.


 The Wassail ceremonies will the be carried out at the following  venues


Dovery Manor Museum Garden

Sparkhayes Farm Orchard

Visitor Centre Orchard Garden

Porlock Vale Community Orchard


and then.... more song and fun at a local pub!


Please wear stout footwear, bring a torch or lantern, saucepan lids wooden spoons, whistles, clackers or anything to make a really loud noise!

This is a FREE EVENT for all ages.

(Please be aware that there may be loud reports from shotguns as part of the Wassail Ceremonies in the Orchards - a bit like fireworks)