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World Nettle Eating Competition Sat 24th June at the Cider Farm

Join us on the Afternoon of Saturday 24th of June at the Cider farm for the World Nettle Eating competition, Live Music, Food, Cider & Beers.

We are excited and honoured to host the World Nettle Eating Competition here on our family run Cider Farm. the Nettle eating contest, long a uniquely quirky Dorset event. 

Participants eat the nettle leaves from stalks of nettles for half an hour. After 30 minutes is up, the total lengths of the stalks(stripped of leaves) will be counted and the total length of nettle stalks counted. The person who eats the longest length of nettles will be crowned Nettle King for the Mens winner and the Nettle Queen for the Ladies competitors.

Contact us to get on the growing list of Nettle Eaters.


The energetic and locally renowned Shelbys Elbows will be playing over the afternoon.

Join us for live music, Authentic Mexican food, Cider Sausages made by Bellair Haye Farm and many excellent local fine Ciders and Craft Beers on tap with organic apple juice and sodas also available from our Farmshop/Tap Room

Come and relax in our Cider and Sculpture Garden or tent camp with us in the Orchard campsite for the weekend.