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Sheppy’s Cider Wassail 2019

Join Sheppy's Cider and Taunton Deane Morris Men to celebrate the ancient ritual of Wassail at Sheppy’s Cider on Thursday, 17th January, 2019.


Doors open from 5.30pm - event starts at 6.30pm


Supporting St Margaret's (Somerset) Hospice.


Tickets are also available from the shop, but numbers are limited, so don’t leave it too late.

The ticket price covers admission at the gate and food (pulled Longhorn beef roll or vegetarian option). There will also be a bar and tea and coffee available on the night.

Wassail gets it’s name from an old English term “waes hael” meaning “be well” which was shouted like a toast with the reply “drinc hael” meaning “drink and be healthy” at festivities in the darkest days of January as far back as Saxon times. There are several types of Wassailing tradition (most involving hot spiced alcohol) but the important one for all cider-makers is wassailing their apple trees.

Food, fires, hot irons and cider, chanting, dancing and shot guns are all involved, so come along for a noisy night and help us ensure that next year’s harvest is a good one.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. Anyone is welcome to join us, but you must be at least 18 to have alcohol and you will need to have valid ID on you if you are lucky enough to look young.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is a little limited, so if you can share your journey with anyone that would be very helpful.


What can I bring into the event?

You can only have food and drink which is provided at the event. Your ticket includes entry and a pulled Longhorn beef roll (or vegetarian option). You do need to come with wellies and warm, water-proof clothes. We will not be able to take cards at this event, so please bring cash with you.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You will be provided with a wristband when you purchase your tickets. This will admit you at the gate and will be redeemed to claim your food, so you must bring it along with you.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please call 01823 461 233. Select the accounts/office option and ask for the events team. The events office will not be manned after 4 pm on the night.



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