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.

and much more....

A FREE event with something for all the family.


Porlock Visitor Centre Orchard Garden

10.00am to 4.30pm ('ish!)

* 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 pple press & rural crafts festival 2018

Saturday 20th October

Porlock Apple press & rural crafts festival 2018

confirmed as

Saturday   20th   October

Porlock wassail night
SATURday 6th January 2018


The route for the event is still being finalised but...

it will start at 6.00pm

(which includes the The Old Apple Press & Visitor Centre Orchard Garden - Dovery Manor Museum Orchard Garden - Sparkhayes Farm Orchard - Porlock Vale Community Orchard)


As well as the outside frivolity, there will be a performance by the Mummers Players somewhere for all to enjoy... details soon.

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)