Cider making course in Hampshire England.

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 cider.

A hands on workshop to:-
select, pick and prepare apples.
mill and press into apple juice, trialing different types of cider making equipment.
Prepare apple juice for the start of fermentation.
Training you about the fermentation process and the steps you will need to take to make the cider you like. After the workshop, take back home to complete the fermentation process into cider.
All produced by your own fair hands.

The workshop is separated into two full days showing you how to make cider, producing separate batches from fermenting different apple mixes and alcoholic strengths.

The weekend is as much about learning and using the equipment, working as a team and sharing experiences as learning the art of cidermaking itself, with discussions likely to continue over an evening meal.

Upper Neatham Mill Farm in Hampshire, has an established traditional orchard of 100 trees of bittersweet, sweet, sharp and bittersharp apples, as well as pears.

Equipment includes scratter and electric mill and screw press with ratchet and arm mechanism as well as hydro press.

Hampshire as with Somerset, Devon and Herefordshire has an ideal climate for growing apples and producing cider.

Supplied on the Hampshire UK weekend residential cider making course:-

4 star silver award bed and breakfast accommodation, so you can relax in style, giving you a weekend break combined with learning how to make your own cider, by fermentation, not brewing which is a common mistake..

Apples, sugar and yeast.

All equipment required in the process of making cider.

Course notes on all steps in the process of making apple juice and cider.

Specific detailed route cards on the batches of cider produced.

What to bring for Hampshire United Kingdom cider making:-

1 demi-john per person, rubber bungs and fermentation locks which have all been sterilised.
(we can supply these at additional cost).

Clothes for working outside in a variety of weather conditions.

Indoors & outdoors shoes.

Additional funds for lunch & evening meals out.
(typical cost, around £20 per person per night).

What you may wish to bring for residential cider making in Hampshire England:-

Your own apples to press into your own juice then on to cider, or to be used to mix into a blend of juice from the other apples supplied.

Residential cider making course - 2021 UK Pricing:-

3 nights and 2 full days of practical cider making.
bed and breakfast within our own relaxing 4 star silver award en-suite accommodation

£260 per person based on 2 people sharing executive double en-suite room,
£290 per person based on 2 people sharing superking double or twin en-suite room,


There will be a supplement of £85 for single occupancy.


2 nights and 2 full days of practical cider making.
bed and breakfast within our own relaxing 4 star silver award en-suite accommodation

£230 per person based on 2 people sharing,
£250 per person based on 2 people sharing superking double or twin en-suite room,


There will be a supplement of £70 for single occupancy.


The Non Residential course - 2021 UK Pricing:-

There's a limited number of non residential spaces @ £75 per person per day, £150 in total .

We ask for (During 2021 coronavirus - reduced to 10% refundable if Government guidelines mean the course is unable to run) Non refundable deposit Paid via Bank Transfer at point of booking, balance to be paid on date of course booked, please note if paying by cash we offer 5% discount on balance to avoid bank charges.

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Itinerary for weekend:-

Click Cider making weekend itinerary, to find out what is covered and when during the weekend.

For residential Cider making course dates click Events Diary and look during months of September, October, November,
or please do telephone or Email us with your requirements.



For Hampshire residential cider making course, bed and breakfast availability on your chosen dates, or to book your course, please telephone UK 01420 542908 requesting the residential cider making course.


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