Friday PM or Saturday AM- Arrive @ Bed and Breakfast in Holybourne close by to Hampshire and Surrey boarder.

Upper Neatham Mill Farm is a 17th Century barn, converted into a hotel, situated close to the River Wey in Holybourne, bordering Hampshire and Surrey near the town of Alton in the UK. Surrounded by 11 acres of gardens and woodland attracting a variety of wildlife.

Training you everything you need to know about how to make everones favourite summer drink, allowed in winter also.

Evening check in and do your own thing.(Please note if arriving Saturday AM, your room may not be ready till later in the day)

We can recommend good places to eat and things to do.

Saturday Workshop Day 1- The course starts with - Making the apple juice.

08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast.

09:00 - Possibly arrive if you chose the 2 night option (Saturday and Sunday nights).

08:30 - 09:30 Personal Time.

09:30 - 16:00 The Training Course (Stop for 1 hour lunch break at a convenient point. Lunch is not provided, but we can recommend places to pick up a sandwich and bring back to either the Garden or class room).

Overview.
List of variables.
Health & safety and latest Covid-19 precautions.
Selecting, washing and preparing apples (Outside).
Crushing, milling & pressing apples into apple juice (outside).
A review on the different types of equipment available - covered under Crushing, milling and pressing apples section.
Preparing apple juice for fermentation.
Questions and answers on pressing the apples - best taken as and when they crop up during the course.

Evening meal - usually do something as a group. We have and outdoor covered pergola with log fired bread oven, so if enough people are interested we can organise a pizza night in at extra cost. Alternatively you can go out on an evening event such as.

Watercress line steam railway 'real ale' train, Alton Hampshire can be booked at about £15 per person, this sells out very quickly so recommend you book this directly in advance.


Sunday Workshop Day 2 - course continues on - How to now ferment the apple juice, the actual process will happen when you take the juice home.

08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast.

08:30 - 09:30 Personal Time.

09:30 - 16:00 The Training Course (Stop for 1 hour lunch break at a convenient point. Lunch is not provided, but we can recommend places to pick up a sandwich and bring back to either the Garden or class room).

Second Pressing (Outside).
Clossary of Terms used throught the days workshop.
Understanding and magaging the four most important variables
The fermentation process Stage 1 and 2.
Racking the juice.
The fermentation process Stage 3.
Drinking.
making different types of still.
making different types of naturally conditioned.
Questions and answers on fermentation - best taken as and when they crop up during the course.

16:00 - Possibly depart if you chose the 2 night option (Friday and Saturday nights).

Evening meal - can do something as a group.


Monday AM departing Bed and Breakfast.

07:15 - 08:15 Breakfast.
08:30 Head for home or we can recommend places to visit while you are visiting.


Patio and gardens available for guests use including grass tennis court in summer months. If as a guest you would like to host visitors, please discuss this with us, prior to booking.

EV (Electric Vehicle) charging is available from 32 Amp, 3 Phase, Type 2 socket stations capable of 22kW charging. please also make sure you have suitable cables.


Please visit Tourist Attractions for places near to our hotel in Surrey & Hampshire to explore after the residential course has finished.

Dates for residential courses can be found by clicking Events Diary and looking during the month of October or please do telephone or Email with your requirements.


For Hampshire and Surrey residential courses and bed and breakfast availability on your chosen dates, or to book your course, please telephone UK 07748 008608 requesting the residential course.


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