"decided to descend to the bar below to try a little of the local cider."
Snake-Catcher Scrumpy
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSnake-Catcher Scrumpy - Credit: ipresents
As Stevens is in the West Country, the local cider is likely to be Scrumpy, a particularly robust form of cider which is unfiltered and cloudy, and delivers a hefty kick. Best drunk when sitting, and even better if there's some music in the bar.