Oliver’s Cider and Perry
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Oliver’s Cider and Perry is the finest in Herefordshire in bottle and draught. Based towards the stunning east of the county, Ocle Pychard is a short yet glorious trip from Hereford, Ledbury, Bromyard and Leominster.
Go to any cider & perry competition and it’s likely that Tom Oliver will be on the podium. He has a busy life juggling quality cider and perry alongside his other day job – tour manager for a variety of bands, from the Pretenders through to the Proclaimers.
Apples have been grown in Ocle Pychard for centuries and on the family farm for generations until his grandfather decided their time had passed and switched to hops. Tom wasn’t convinced and when hops met their demise in the late 1990s, set about rebuilding the orchards pretty much from scratch. Located in the cider/perry heartland of Herefordshire and working with like-minded farmers and growers in the locality, Tom now has dozens of different varieties of cider apples and perry pears to call upon and it is perry that he has become particularly well known for.
The Ciderhouse at Oliver’s Cider and Perry has a shop with a tasting room – there’s always a range of ciders and perries to try and someone knowledgeable to chat to. There’s also an activity corner for kids, plus Tom’s collection of 100s of books relating to cider and perry and many displays illustrating the colourful traditions and future for cider and perry. You might be lucky enough to catch the man himself…
CAMRA Gold Award for Perry 2014
Champion Master Cidermaker at Hereford Museum International Cider and Perry Competition 2013
Saturday 10am to 4pm
All other days please call ahead on 07768 732026 or take a chance and call by.
SO 600467 52.11725 -2.58461
We are just off Burley Gate roundabout, where the A417 Leominster to Gloucester road intersects the A465 Hereford to Bromyard road. Take Gloucester exit off roundabout towards Newtown crossroads and Oliver's Cider and Perry is first on the right hand side.