If you've got any questions about our cider please give us a call on 01837 83560 and our helpful team will be happy to answer any queries you have.

Farmer Frank's Lane Winkleigh Devon EX19 8JQ

In 1975 the deaths of three members of the Luxton family at nearby West Chapple Farm, brought media interest to the area. A book Earth to Earth by John Cornwell was published about this murder and suicide case in 1982.

If you would like to know more about us please contact the school and make an appointment to come and visit.   We will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope you enjoy your cider!

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We now stock these gorgeous, hand made cushions, really beautiful and come in a range of different fabric. If you haven’t been into the shop for a while why not pop in and treat yourself!


Word of mouth was, and still is a powerful marketing agent. It was not long before other public houses were carrying Sam Inch’s cider. Over the next few years, business grew, although business was steady, he still looked at his cider making as a hobby, his first occupation as a coachman and second a postman, this was through the inter-war years.

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So, with nicer weather (hopefully) on its way and spring just around the corner, we thought we would tempt your taste buds with our Sam’s Cider with Blackcurrant. Looking lovely in the sun, on the beach with our new design.

The village was the location of Inch's Cider, producers of White Lightning cider. Inch's Cider was bought by H. P. Bulmer, who then closed the plant down. However some of those involved in the original enterprise now run Winkleigh Cider on the Hatherleigh Road.[5]

In welcoming your child to our School we also welcome you as parents/carer. 

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Berner's Cross is a crossroads near the village which was bypassed by the main road in the 1940s when Winkleigh Airfield was under construction; the name now refers to the sharp corner and the area adjacent to it.

In 1952 Inch’s Cider was first poured into bottles; the distribution network was expanding through Eggesford station. The distinctive Inch’s trademark, a tailcoated gentleman downing a glass of cider with a barrel of brew in the background soon became well known.

Stylish, hard wearing and easy to clean.

His reputation as a cider maker grew, and his business could have taken off at this time if was not for the fact aggressive marketing was not part of the Sam Inch style.

It is our sincere hope that this will be the beginning of a relationship of co-operation and mutual trust as, together with you, we seek to lay for your child the very best foundations for a happy and fulfilled life.

During World War II, the RAF Winkleigh Airfield was used by the RNAF from 1944 as the main training Centre in the UK after Norway shifted from Little Norway in Toronto Canada to re-locate the training facilities to a place nearer to the War theatre. The former RAF base is now the site of the West of England Transport Collection, which stores over 200 cars, lorries and buses of historical interest. It is not normally open to the public.[4]

Winkleigh is a civil parish and small village in Devon, England. It is part of the local government area of Torridge District Council. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 1,305,[1] compared to 1,079 in 1901.[2] The population of the electoral ward in 2011 was 2,068.[3]

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Do you know someone who loves Sam’s Cider? These presentation packs are a brilliant gift and contain 3 different bottles of cider.. You can buy yours today by clicking on here.

We aim to provide a wide range of balanced learning opportunities to help children grow into independent and responsible people.  We are concerned about all aspects of your child’s development and we hope that you will share with us in making this a successful period in your child’s life.