Aspall is to feature in the latest series of ITV’s Ade in Britain, which sees actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson travel the length and breadth of the country meeting the people at the heart of the community and celebrating everything’s that great about Britain. The programme in which we feature will air on Friday 8 March at 4pm.
In each episode of the second series of this popular TV show, Ade drives to a different part of the country, from Cornwall to Cumbria, Suffolk to Yorkshire, sharing his own personal observations, wit and warmth with the British public. With his mobile kitchen in tow, Ade learns all about the food, drink and rich heritage that makes each area so distinct.
As well as investigating the legends and landscapes of this historic country, Ade immerses himself in its unique cultures and traditional crafts, such as cyder-making at Aspall. Founded in 1728 by Clement Chevallier, Aspall is now owned and managed by the eighth generation of the Chevallier family. Taking its inspiration from the apple for three centuries, we produce a range of award-winning cyders, vinegars and apple juice; and are now the UK’s oldest independently-owned cider producer and last remaining English family owned vinegar brewer.
Ade was taken around Aspall by Henry Chevallier Guild, who showed him the old and new production methods Aspall has used over the years. Henry says of the visit by Ade: “We were delighted to be approached to take part in the new series of Ade in Britain. The Chevalliers have been making cyder, vinegar and apple juice at the same site in Debenham Suffolk for 285 years, and it was a pleasure to welcome Ade on site and share our passion with him. We took Ade through the production process of our cyders, from watching the apples being picked to grading them by eye, before they are pressed, fermented and then blended.”
The new series of Ade in Britain is back from Monday 4th March on ITV at 4-5pm. Aspall features on Friday 8th March at 4pm along with several other Suffolk based companies.