Apé Bars Temporary Café Closure

Dear Customers After much deliberation and following the recent government updates on the COVID 19 Virus, we have decided to temporarily close the café, we feel that it would be irresponsible for us to open from this weekend taking into account the current situation. We have a responsibility to our staff members and to you,…

Redcurrant liqueur

We have a lot of redcurrants in the garden which are ready now. If you don’t fancy making your own Redcurrant jelly, this sounds quite pleasant 🙂 9oz/255g redcurrants, stripped from stems 9oz/255g brown sugar crystals 3 star anise 2 small pieces of fresh mint 1 ½ pints/750ml white rum Put all the ingredients in…

Elderflower Champagne

In June the Elderflowers are in bloom and a lovely way to take advantage of this is to make Elderflower Champagne which is very easy to make and really refreshing in this very hot weather. The Outreach Officer gave a sample that she made recently and it’s lovely. It only has about 1.5% alcohol content…

April 2018 Update

Hello. Now that the weather is (hopefully) warming up a bit it is a favourite time of year for many people. The birds are singing and busy nest-building and there is plenty of blossom about, even though some trees/shrubs won’t be in full leaf for another month. As well as the obvious cherry we can…