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Dunham Cider Press has granted opening hours and extended hours to sell alcohol

A cider press in Trafford had a license application approved.

The owners of Dunham Cider Press in Dunham Massey, Altrincham, have requested an amendment to their current license.

The new license, now approved, extended the hours during which the cider press can serve alcohol and its hours of operation.

From now on, the press will be able to open from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day and the sale of alcohol on site and to take away will be possible during this period.

As part of their request, the owners, the Hewitt family, wrote: “The Hewitt family have resided and worked the land at Boundary Farm for almost 100 years and continue to have excellent relationships with their neighbors.

Dunham Massey in Altrincham, Cheshire,

“The Hewitt’s make and offer non-alcoholic fruit juices, as well as“ full juice only ”alcoholic ciders and perries. They plan to hold small-scale tastings and food tastings on Friday and Saturday nights to showcase all of the cider’s versatility.

“They also have a small selection of local and fine produce, including West Country ciders, kombucha, ale and ale. The locals also already offer light snacks, cakes, pastries, teas and coffees.

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“The company is currently expanding its orchards to include rare and ancient species of fruit trees that were present in the estate’s orchards centuries ago. They intend to design orchard walks for the enjoyment of their varied mix of visitors.

They added: “Currently, owners find the current allowed hours too restrictive and want to extend their niche offering to the public until 10:30 pm every day. There is currently no intention to operate at the maximum permitted hours each day of the week, throughout the year. “

The extended hours are designed to eliminate this feeling of restriction.

The licensing committee of the council approved the complete amendment to the cider press license.