Autumn at The Newt in Somerset
The Newt in Somerset has been somewhat of a sanctuary for me during lockdown. The architecture and gardens never fail to impress and the attention to detail is outstanding! The Newt celebrates all that Somerset has to offer and is yet another attraction that has put Bruton on the map.
The landscape at The Newt is varied; It includes cultivated land, such as kitchen gardens, ancient woodland, where you can walk through a canopy of trees, a walled Parabola, concealing an apple tree maze amongst others. Every visit provides another opportunity to seek another element of the land, which is a clever mix of old and new. Taking inspiration from the original 18th Century Hobhouse family estate to the modern vision you see today.
Over 3,000 cyder apple trees are grown on the site, reviving orchards that thrived on the land three hundred years ago. The Newt’s cyders are made with 100% apple juice, using a state-of-the-art Cyder Press and Cyder Cellar, and advanced cold-press processes. Cyder tours and tastings are available and if you are lucky you can see the cyder press in action!