Somerset has long been a favorite haunt of the rich and famous.
It’s so easy to get there from London and we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside so it’s no surprise.
Because Somerset isn’t just beautiful, it’s also really cool, or so some people think.
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One of the most famous things to come from Somerset is cider, the original spelling cyder.
At the time, Somerset gentry who knew his glass preferred cider to champagne.
The Newt Hotel in Bruton is one of the finest hotels in the country, attracting the rich and famous from all over.
With its beautiful gardens and grounds, it is a wonderful place to visit, especially in the summer.
The hotel runs special cider tours where you can see for yourself how Somerset’s famous cider is made.
You can also sample the wide variety of ciders made from farm-grown apples at Triton so that’s a bit special.
At £20 for two, it’s good value, especially considering you could make a day out of it at this hotel and its exclusive gardens.
The tour celebrates Somerset as Britain’s apple country, as it has the perfect soil and climate for growing apples and making cider.
It’s been doing this for centuries, you can still see old orchards dotted around the countryside and old cider presses lying around old farmyards.
It looks like a great day.