Here at Artistraw, we are passionate about making natural cider (no added sugar, water or sulphites- just apples). We handpick our fruit from unsprayed, low intensity traditional standard orchards in the local area. This guarantees juice suitable for the attenuated fermentation technique we practice (not to mention being very beneficial to biodiversity and entirely aligned with our own permaculture principles).
Located in the Welsh Marches, just 2 miles outside the beautiful town of books Hay-on-Wye, we enjoy access to some of the most beautiful orchards and views in the country.
We are currently planting a 2.5 acre orchard just next to our cidery, which is gradually filling up with rare, local and endangered apple and perry pear varieties. Each tree has been grafted by ourselves, making what will eventually be a very special orchard. It also boasts the most amazing view of the Black mountains!
We run tours and tasting by appointment. During the tour you will learn all about the work we are doing in creating the orchard and how we make our cider, plus we will talk you through three of our ciders whilst you taste them!
In the summer we occasionally open our cider garden in the evening with a pop-up food producer to offer a pleasant outside space to spend time in the company of good food, cider and friends.
It is free to visit our bottle shop!
Tastings, cidery and orchard tours available by request during the Summer months (April-September). Ring Tom or Lydia between 9am-10pm on 01497 831366 or 07743 764733
- Free entry
- Accepts groups
- Locally Sourced (Herefordshire or neighbouring counties)
- Takeaway available
- Herefordshire Cider
- Outdoor Seating
- Picnics welcome
- Gift shop
- Free parking
- Rural location
Directions & Parking
Or if on foot, follow the 'Wye Valley walk' from Hay (takes approx 40mins).
Caring For The Planet
- Recycling (>75% of all waste)
- Refillable cleaning products and toiletries