the cider drinker needs - apart from a scrumpy jar!
always opening time at Old Scrump's Cider House!
Whether you're already an experienced cider drinker,
or you just want to find out what real cider and
perry is, then this is the website for you. Old
Scrump's Cider House is one of the most valuable web resources for cider
& perry enthusiast. Any input from visitors would
be most welcome! If you have any feedback or suggestions,
please make contact.
Old Scrump's Cider House contains a wealth
of information about cider (made from apple
juice) and perry (made from pear juice)
Scrump's Cider House is
Scrump's Cider House
Scrump's Cider House is an amalgamation of two
websites - Gillian Grafton's Real Cider
& Perry website and Paul Gunningham's
Scrumpy User Guide website.
Real Cider & Perry
website (www.ciderandperry.co.uk) was created
in the early 1990s by cider and perry enthusiast
Gillian Grafton. It was one of the first - and is
still one most valuable - web resources for cider
and perry enthusiasts. Gillian created and maintained
the site herself until 1996 when, due to pressure
of work, she was unable to maintain it on an on-going
basis, and as a result the website became somewhat
1999, Wurzels fan and cider drinker Paul Gunningham
created his own cider website, The Scrumpy
User Guide (www.zider.co.uk).
This was written very much from the cider drinker's
point of view - more about buying, storing and drinking
cider than Gillian's more historical and scientific
point of view.
2003, Gillian was approached by Paul who asked what
her future plans were for the Real Cider &
Perry website. As luck would have it, Gillian
had been looking for a volunteer to take over the
maintenance of the website, and Paul got the job!
Paul planned to make no changes to the content except
those necessary to bring the site up-to-date.
in 2007, Paul Gunningham was involved in a road
traffic accident, and died as a result of his injuries,
and both websites were passed onto a new editor,
Frank Blades, cider addocianado and founder member of Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels. After
running both website side-by-side for several months,
in March 2008 the decision was made to amalgamate
the two into one new website. This wasn't difficult,
as there was very little overlap between the websites,
and the two slotted into together quite easily.
This new website was called Old Scrump's Cider
House in memory of Paul Gunningham who used
the pseudonym 'Old Scrump' when writing about cider.
2011, the website was acquired by cider entrepreneur
Chris Lilley, the man behind CiderFestivals.co.uk
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