AFTER a year-long refurbishment, Sheppy's Cider is today opening the doors on its new facilities. 

The tearooms at Sheppy's Cider has been closed since April 3 2016 in order for changes to be made. 

The cider shop has been running from the site throughout the year from the tearooms. 

The grand reopening is set to taking place today (April 21).

Louisa Sheppy said: “We’re delighted to be coming to the end of what has been an ambitious development and to open the doors to our regulars and new visitors. 

"They will be amazed how much has changed and we’re looking forward to offering everyone a wonderful experience of Somerset.”

There is a cheese and deli counter for take-home or eat-in and a bakery. 

The old wooden slatted bays have been refurbished into the Apple Bay Restaurant and Bar. The harvest apples used to be held here before pressing. An evening restaurant menu is available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Mrs Sheppy added: "We have spent a year investing in the re-development of our old farm buildings to create a fabulous new visitor experience for local and travelling visitors. 

"The shop has been extended to create space for a brand new butchery selling the farm's own English Longhorn beef as well as lamb, and locally sourced meats."

The whole venue has a contemporary industrial feel which reflects the history of the buildings’ use for cider-making over the last century, and makes an atmospheric setting for people to enjoy home-made breakfasts, lunches and afternoon cafe refreshments indoors or outdoors.

Those wanting to learn about the tradition of cider-making and taste some of them can go on a guided tasting tour.