The Fear family has been making Cider for as long as anyone can remember, but it was in 1880 that the first commercial batch was sold by Mr Metford Fear to a public house in Weston Super Mare.
Then for many years the same cider was made for friends, family and colleagues by Mr John Fear on his farms in the South West. John continues to help his son Andrew to make the cider today, having passed down the art of real cider making.
In 2005, Andrew, having settled in Nottinghamshire and realising the commercial potential of the cider began to produce it, as “Thirsty Farmer Cider”, to sell in his own Shop and at Country Fetes and Shows.
Since then “Thirsty Farmer Cider” has continued to grow in popularity. So much so that it won CAMRA’s Best Cider in the East Midlands in their East Midlands & Yorkshire Cider Competition 2010, and more recently was awarded 2 Gold Stars by the Guild of Fine Food in the 2011, 2012, 2018 and 2020 Great Taste Awards.
Today Thirsty Farmer Cider is considered the original Nottinghamshire Cider and continues to be enjoyed by an ever growing number of people, both at home and in local public houses throughout the counties of Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire.
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