NOT SUCH A DAFT IDEA THEN This last year has been a pretty exciting one 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. Watch out for HoneyFest 2018! LOCAL and PROUD OF IT To add to our historic awards, we entered the most nerve racking competition last year. My 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.
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.