Coombes Somerset Cider Farm and Museum (Somerset) Reviews
Newest Review: ... some pumps which you can put your thumb into to experience what a cow feels when the calf is suckling. There is a pet’s corner with little rabbits and their babies, the animals may sit (or wee) on your lap if they wish. A tractor gives you a tour of the farm at your own leisure; the scenery is stunning with endless rolling fields and thatched cottages. The farm exhibition is very interesting with a look into machinery our forefathers would have used many years ago, including saws, harvesters and a collection of upright piano’s. There is a restaurant called the old barn that has a varied menu, and is catered towards vegetari... more
Customer Coombes Somerset Cider Farm and Museum (Somerset) Reviews (2)
by - written on 13/08/02, updated on 13/08/02 (Very useful, 335 readings)
http://www.farmergiles.co.uk/index.htm Farmer Giles is a working farm Museum of 38 acres, positioned in Teffont Magda a village 11 miles West of Salisbury and the town of Wilton. Here children and adults alike can learn about farming methods, something that sadly may disappear in years to come as building work increases on housing estates. There are animals to feed like lambs and Jersey cows to hand milk. You can see how a milking house works, although the pump is a little loud if your not used to it. There are some pumps which you can put your thumb into to experience what a cow feels when the calf is suckling. There is a pet’s corner with ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/12/01, updated on 11/12/01 (Very useful, 362 readings)
In the Devon and Somerset area there are a large number of cider farms, many of which are open to the public to see the cider being made. During our visit to Somerset we had picked up details of about a dozen of these farms from the local Tourist Information Centre. As we thought a visit to one of these farms would be interesting we went through the leaflets and picked out the one that we thought looked the best. The leaflet showed the cider making process, the cider cellar, a very inviting tea room and a children’s play area. The Coombes Cider Museum was easy to find with plenty of the brown tourist signs giving us directions there. When ... Read the complete review
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