A CIDER family, who set up their first brewery in Shepton Mallet, has now become the new owners of Kilver Court.

The Saul family, who owned Kilver Court from 1996 until 2021, announced they were selling up earlier this year.

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The Showering family, who have been making cider in Shepton Mallet for more than 200 years, purchased the Ship Inn at Kilver Court in 1854.

The business then grew, with Showering's Cider Mill expanding to the rest of Kilver Court in the 1960s.

The cider mill and Kilver Court were split apart in the early 1990s, and Roger Saul bought the site as headquarters for Mulberry in 1996.

Now, after the Saul family announced they would be selling the site, the Showering family is set to take ownership once again.

In a statement, the Saul family said: "After 25 years, it’s time for the Saul family to say goodbye.

"It is time to hand Kilver Court over to the new owners. The Showering family history is inextricably linked with both Kilver Court and Shepton Mallet.

"We wish the Showering family every possible success with their ownership of Kilver Court.

"The stores of Mulberry, Toast and Yves Delorme will continue to remain open on site, so please carry on supporting these business as they begin a new chapter. We wish them nothing but the best.

"We would like to thank you, our very special customers, for all your interest and support over the last 10 years.

"We have had so many fond farewells from so many of you. You, along with our amazing staff, have helped Kilver to become such an incredible destination."

The Saul family will be continuing to work on their Sharpham Park spelt business. They are planning to launch plant-based spelt drinks this year.

The Showering family has been contacted for comment.