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“Overrated”

B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill
Ranked #4 of 11 Tours in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed October 30, 2009

It doesn't matter how historic this place is . . .it is an absolute mob scene on weekends in the fall and not worth visiting! Parking was non-existent and the line snaked out the door and to the street. For what? To look at an ancient cider press and to purchase their products. People were getting ticketed by the police for parking along the main street. My family and I chose not to go on a weekend in the fall and I waited until a weekday in late Fall to visit. The place was empty and we were able to amble about at will without waiting for anything. I guess the big draw on the weekend is to see the press in action. Weekdays it stands idle. Certainly, I don't feel waiting in line to see this ancient press operating is worth it. Avoid the crowds and go on a weekday if you must visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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257 reviews
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“Great cider, but not worth seeking out”
Reviewed October 29, 2009

The site itself is pretty boring. Just a small cider mill and a shop selling cider, hard cider, and other stuff you can find throughout New England. The cider is great, (and hot cider was excellent on the chilly day we were there) but not really worth seeking out as something to do.

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Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Small gem”
Reviewed October 19, 2009

Clyde's is a bit tricky to find if you aren't familiar with the area, but gives you a beautiful scenic drive and delicious cider. They make fresh donuts that are worth the drive.
One suggestion - - don't go on a late Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The line for the cider mill can easily get to an hour wait. If you are driving by and you can't get a parking spot along the road within half a mile of the mill, don't stop because your wait in line will be very long.

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New England
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92 reviews
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“Worth looking for”
Reviewed October 19, 2008

This is a great old-fashioned cider mill near Mystic. They even are licensed to sell "hard cider" which is more like a brandy (they sell it out of the basement of the barn - with samples!)

Crowds get CRAZY so I advise to get there as early as you can if going in the fall. Be prepared to park on road and walk to it. Lines to buy cider, apples, pies, etc.

Fun if you relax and just be patient.

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Connecticut
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“A Family Tradition”
Reviewed September 10, 2008

I have been going to Clyde`s since I was very young. I passed on that tradition to my children. They are older and still love the place.
We go every single season and make multiple trips to replenish our apple cider fix.
They are open in late August but the best time to go is in October. The place is gorgeous when the leaves on the trees turn. You can watch a demonstration on how cider is made. Then you can go into their stores. One store sells country crafts and the other sells the food.
Fresh apple cider will be poured into your half gallon or gallon jug right in front of you. You can buy a cup to try and have a donut with it. They even serve cider slush! One homemade treat is fresh pumpkin bread. I would be killed if I didnt bring some home from my trips there.
They sell wines, hard ciders, old fashioned candies, and other food items.
Pack a lunch and you can sit at the picnic tables on the property and enjoy a nice fall day.
Yes, it is off the beaten path but you can ask ANY local and they will steer you in the right direction.

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