Although Lambeth Country show is cancelled for this year, and Brockwell Park is strictly for socially distanced exercise, we can still enjoy at least one crucial aspect of the show.
Chucklehead cider is available online direct from its home in South Hayne Farm near Tiverton in Devon.
“We’re struggling like others, but we’re doing quite a few online orders,” Chucklehead’s Liz and Mike Dinnage told us. “Thank goodness for our online shop as most of our events have disappeared.”
Their sweet, medium and dry ciders are available in quantities from five to 20 litres.
In the pipeline are Chucklehead Sparkling and Redhead – “cider and ginger in just the right balance. The ginger adds a zing which is enhanced with a light sparkle”.
Apples used in Chucklehead come from South Hayne Farm’s own orchard and from local growers. They are chosen to produce a smooth, traditional West Country cider.
The small family business has been an integral part of the Lambeth Country Show for many years.
Last year takings were stolen from their tent but Chucklehead, responding to an appeal launched by Brixton Buzz, said: “We always love coming to the Lambeth Country Show, it’s a real highlight in our calendar. Everyone is so welcoming and the mood is always great.
“We really appreciate the messages of support online, and the support offered by Lambeth Council.
“We know that the thieves don’t represent the thousands of fantastic people who come to the show every year, this little gang may have ruined our weekend this year, but make no mistake we’ll be back in future (with a safe!).
“Thanks again…we are truly humbled by your generosity and kindness!”
The 47th Lambeth Country Show is due to return to Brockwell Park on 17 and 28 July, 2021.