7th October 2023
Pat and Peter McKeever
and see the whole cider process from start to finish
directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org
NB. We require a minimum of 6 in total for a tour to run. If this is not the case we will contact you to arrange an alternative date.
7th October 2023
Tour time: 11am - 1pm
The quantity shown above is for availability purposes only.
NB. Child tickets do not count towards total tour availability
Tour is from 11am – 1pm.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time. Cut-off for bookings is 48 hours prior to the tour date.
For last minute bookings contact Catherine (078 7668 4993). Terms & Conditions Apply.
A fully guided, immersive, participatory experience led by one of the McKeever Family
• Enjoy a fully immersive orchard/cider experience in the company of the McKeever family.
• Hear about their family traditions, enjoy an orchard walk and witness first-hand how their apple farming business has evolved and changed over the generations.
• Learn about the production process for their award winning products
• Taste the apples currently in storage from harvest
• Learn all about the production and benefits of their Apple Cider Vinegar (with Mother).
• Time then to relax in their new glass fronted Bramley Barn and enjoy a hot cuppa with granny’s traditional griddle soda bread, cheese and chutneys.
• Watch a cooking demo of the traditional breads being made and then enjoy them hot off the griddle.
• These traditional recipes have been handed down through the generations. There’s no measurements here, all is gauged by experience. Recipe cards available to take away.
And of course no visit with the McKeever Family would be complete without tasting their award winning craft ciders and apple juice.
A truly enjoyable, interactive experience set in the heart of the Orchard County
WHAT TO BRING
As we are a working farm please dress appropriately. Boots & coat are advisable.
No dogs or other animals allowed on the tour
48 hours prior to your booked tour (please contact us by email (email@example.com) to inform us of your cancellation)
FURTHER INFO FOR TOUR OPERATORS
• Coach Parking Available
• Language Provision – English
• Length/Duration of the Experience – 2 hours
• Clothing/Equipment Requirements – waterproof coat, boots
• Level of Difficulty/Fitness Level – some uneven surfaces
• Catering Arrangements – Refreshments available according to package chosen
• Disability access
15% discount on our best available Bed & Breakfast rates.
12th March – available on 11th & 12th
26th March – available on 25th & 26th
Extend your visit with a relaxing stay at the Armagh City Hotel; just 15 minutes’ drive away. Enjoy an overnight stay in a comfortable room, take a dip in the pool, have dinner in either the Friary Restaurant or in the Callan Bar, or just sit back and relax over a drink in the bar. Special discounted rates available to anyone booking this tour. More details available once your tour has been booked.
Where Past Meets Present! The hotel is located only 15 minutes from Long Meadow Cider in the heart of Armagh; a Cathedral city steeped in history, tourist attractions and specialised foods. One of the largest hotels outside of Belfast offering 93 spacious bedrooms, a choice of dining options, a health and fitness club, and complimentary car parking for cars and coaches. Centrally located; just 50 minutes from Belfast and 90 minutes to Dublin. The ideal choice for anyone looking for a welcoming and relaxing stay in a central location.
During this challenging time, Long Meadow Cider are following all current government guidelines, and all measures are being taken to ensure your comfort and safety.
- An orchard walk explaining the different orchard plantations in place
- Visit to the cold storage facility where apples can be stored from harvest season in September straight through to June the following year
- Opportunity to see the pressing and blending facilities
- See our Apple Cider Vinegar room
- The opportunity to sample some craft ciders
- Jan/Feb – Winter pruning
- March – Early bud burst
- April – Buds are developing into early pink flower
- May – Apple Blossom
- June – Apple set, formation of young apples
- July/Aug – Summer pruning, apple development and growth
- Sept/Oct – Apple harvest
- Nov/Dec – Winter pruning & orchard maintenance