Meet our local producer……
The Purbeck Cider Co.
Kingston – Corfe Castle.
First off on our quest to enlighten and introduce our customers to the local producers we use is The Purbeck Cider Company is nestled only a mere 6 miles away from the restaurant in the Purbeck Hills.
This is going to be the easier one for me as Joe and I met at college and have been friends since. Therefore I have witnessed first hand the dedication, hard work and passion that Joe throws into his business. With such passion it is no surprise that Purbeck Cider has gathered a team as hardworking and passionate about his Cider as Joe is, so much so they are now an award winning cider producers! Go team Cider!!
Joes first love has always been farming, which he still runs alongside Purbeck Cider. It is his love of farming which has developed such a hands-on approach and gifted him skills which ensures he’s not shy of getting out there in all weathers to fix any machinery or tend to the orchards – Last April the team all assisted in planting 5,000 of their own trees!
The companies aim and ethos is simple – To bring great tasting cider to Purbeck using local Dorset fruits and brewing using traditional methods.
Since Joe founded the business in 2006 to now, their simple ethos has served them well as they are fast striding forward as one of Dorsets finest cider producers. How they have done it is to have drive and a vision of bringing back Dorsets long forgotten traditional trees to help them produce bottle – box – keg full of flavor time and time again.
The 4 varieties of cider we offer within the restaurant is only a small taster of what the company has on offer, I can safely say there is something for everyone. Enjoy and may we have a warm summer where we can sit back and relax with a cider or 2 in the sun!
The Seven Mile menu
running in place of a daily specials board, We run a ‘7 mile menu’. This concentrates on an independent supplier within a 7 mile radius of the castle, that raises and sells their own produce (please note sometimes this is a wider range due to wanting to expand on suppliers) The point is to raise awareness of the great tastes and talent that Purbeck has to offer. Supporting local producers is important to us and so we have been looking for a way to incorporate it into the menu, without our customers having to incur the additional costs this may bring and so we felt the 7 mile menu would be ideal.