Here in the UK, we drink the most cider in the world. We’ve been imbibing it for nearly a thousand years, if not more. Indeed, the Romans found us hard at work in 55 BC in present day Kent making the stuff.

Even monks were at it, brewing cider whilst not doing monk-things. The Vikings also banged on about it, celebrating their love of the magic apple juice in song.

Recent years have seen a significant increase in cider sales in the UK and there are around 480 active cider makers in the UK. And one of those is right on our doorstep!

Fowey Valley Cider, based in Golant, is known for it’s delicious champagne style drink. Even hardened anti cider sorts (half of Love Fowey in fact) enjoy this tipple.

Crafty Cornwall have teamed up with Fowey Valley to give you the chance to learn how to make cider – from Apple to Barrel. The weekend course (18/19 October) takes in apple picking and brewing, as well as dinner and cider tasting at the popular Bistro. You’ll also get to take your own brew home.

This is a unique course, and comes with a choice of self catering accommodation in Golant or bed and breakfast in Fowey.

There’s also places reserved for local who don’t need anywhere to stay.

More details here – but with only eight places, you’ll need to book quickly!