NOT SUCH A DAFT IDEA THEN These last few years have been a pretty exciting for Honey's. We've trebled our work force (taken on two part timers), and for a business that started as a daft idea hatched in the pub, it feels like it has finally moved fully from a hobby to a proper business. We're picking up new customers pretty much every day at the moment as our reputation grows and we've new products and spin off ideas in the pipeline. LOCAL and PROUD OF IT To add to our historic awards, we entered the most nerve racking competition a couple of years ago. Krow's local village produce show. If one enters the world cider championships and only gets a highly commended (as we did a few years ago), you have to accept defeat by a superior product made by a true expert. Entering the village show and being defeated by a total amateur would be shameful. Fortunately we won, and the "1st, South Stoke Produce Show 2016" medallion is displayed proudly on the front of our bottles. What folk drinking it in London or Hong Kong (our furthest customer) make of it, who knows.
Last year our refreshing;y different Stoney Bonk, real cider and ginger beer combo, burst on to the scene and achieved a Great Taste star from the Guild of Fine Food which proudly sits on our label.
BLIMEY, KROW'S BEEN BUSY! Away from Honey's, chief cider-maker & bottle washer Gerard 'Krow' Coles has also become a director of The Packhorse in South Stoke, a community owned pub reopening early 2018. And along with two partners, he's also opened Fire and Brew, a community focused wood fired pizza bar in Bath's Oldfield park.
'THE OFFICE' COMES OUT TO PLAY After several years working with Krow behind the scenes as 'the office' Kimberly has gained charge of all thing’s apples, allowing Krow time to focus on his expanding portfolio of mad ideas. Fear not, Krow will be making regular guest appearances and lending a hand, not to mention of course tasting each batch to maintain quality control!