Visit to The Mill House Cider Museum in Overmoigne
on Thursday 21 November 2019
A visit has been arranged on Thursday 21st November to the Mill House Cider Museum in Owermoigne followed by lunch, which will now be at The Red Lion Hotel, Winfrith Newburgh.
The Mill House Cider Museum contains several antique items of cider making equipment with a video and explanations about how they were used during the 18th and 19th century. Many have been restored to working condition and we are hoping someone will be available to give us a demonstration. Cider was a very important country drink in bygone eras and of course is still popular today. Apparently the Mill House was featured in Thomas Hardy’s “The Distracted Preacher” and Hardy’s name for Owermoigne was Nethermoynton.
There is also a display of Longcase Clocks which may also be of interest.
The group will meet at 10.45 am at The Mill House when the owner will have tea and coffee available although unfortunately there isn’t a coffee shop as such (£1.50 a cup).
The charge for admission to both parts of the museum is £4 which will be collected in advance.
Lunch has been arranged for the group at 12.30 pm at the Red Lion Hotel which is a short drive from the museum.
Directions: Cider Mill: Take the A352 towards Wool/Wareham and in Owermoigne take a left turn onto Moreton Road which is signposted to the Cider Museum. The Museum is a mile and a half along this road on the left. The Post Code is DT2 8HZ.
The Red Lion: Drive back onto the A352 and turn left towards Wool/ Wareham and The Red Lion is on your right just by the turning to Lulworth Cove. The Post code is DT2 8LE.
Lunch menu choices: The full menu is available to us but the Red Lion would appreciate some choices in advance to aid preparation and prompt service. Copies of the menu will be available to peruse at the November meeting. People will be responsible for settling their own bill before leaving the hotel.
Geoff and Carol Lambkin
Updated 18 October 2019