WEDDINGS, STAGS & HENS
Is cider the most romantic tipple? Shakespeare seemed to think so with his apple of my eye prose.
So come, to the home of the great cider apple: The Cider Box, and feast on the finest cider and cheese in the land, perfectly suited to groups with the big day on the horizon, or for the big day itself for we have a handful of mouth watering options for all groups, of all sizes, of all tastes. Examples of activities we can provide:
Cider vs Cheese- Stag & Hen parties
Here, we pit 5 x ciders against 5x cheeses, in separate rounds. We compare a selection of the finest, rarest, award winning ciders, with incredible cheese, sourced from across the UK and Europe. Healthy measures, with a no empty glass or plate policy, these sessions are immense fun, educational, and of course boozy. A culinary journey through the world’s finest fermented things, there may be a drop or two of mead as we go, and there will almost certainly be a cider brandy toast. The sessions typically last two hours, and we can come to your venue of choice, or alternatively speak to us about our own unique Somerset venues. This is a great activity to enjoy in the afternoon, as an aperitif before the evenings events, igniting conversation between the stags or hens, in a relaxed and fun environment
Create your own cider blend
A super unique, and mega-rare opportunity for a group of stags or hens to join a revered Somerset Cidermaker for an afternoon, blending and creating their very own cider, to be bottled and provided to the group 14 days later. You’ll spend 2 hours learning your bittersweets from your bittersharps, what flavours, taste profiles and characters go into making the ultimate cider, with plenty of tasting opportunities throughout, and soaked up with a feast of local cheeses and chutneys. A fantastic way to bring the whole group together, lubricated by brilliant fermented juice. Full naming rights for the cider are included, with a tailored design for your bottled juice, providing a brilliant boozy treat to receive by courier 2 weeks later; perfect for a wedding day toast.
The Cider Box can supply perfect small gifts of gratitude to your guests on the big day, including heart shaped waxed cheese, miniature personalised cider brandy or mead bottles.
Craft Cider Bar
The Cider Box can provide a full cider bar service for the big day- a fully stocked bar of craft & traditional ciders, perry [sparkling and still], mead & Somerset cider brandy, under the canopy of Douglas, our 1940s British Military hospital, now repurposed as a fine mobile cider station. We also work closely with local craft beer breweries, and independent wine & spirit producers- we’re well prepared to cater for all.