Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry

Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry

We make our cider and perry in season, from late September to December, with what nature provides - that’s just 100% fresh pressed juice from named varieties of sun-ripened vintage fruit and wild yeasts, fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks.

We're proud to harness traditional methods using our ancient stone press, which dates from the 18th century. We work with nature to manage the orchards and create our products, with pomace (pressed fruit pulp) going to feed neighbouring Hereford cattle, and recycling wastewater.

Our product range includes small batches of single variety and named varietal blends of draught, bottled conditioned ‘Normandy method’ and in-bottle fermented naturally sparkling ciders and perries, and a vintage Pear Spirit.

We have been granted Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) for all our products since 2003.

We specialise in perry, winning 13 Big Apple Champion Perry awards between 1996 and 2017, CAMRA UK Gold Champion Perry 2008,
and CAMRA West Midlands Gold Champion Perry 2009 and 2010.

We offer an informal events programme including unique product releases, bespoke tastings, cider and perry making training courses, guided orchard tours to ‘walk, talk and taste’, ‘meet the trees and makers’ and 'drink the view’.

Entry Cost

Free entry.

Hours

Wholesale and retail sales, product tastings, and guided orchard walks can be arranged by appointment only: 1 April - 14 November on Thursday to Monday between 10.30-18.00; and 15 November - 31 March on Friday to Sunday between 12.00-16.00.
  • Drinks Menu

    • Bar
    • Herefordshire Cider
  • Parking

    • Electric car charging point
    • Free parking
  • Welcomes

    • Children welcome
    • Free entry
    • Accepts groups
  • Special Features

    • Garden
  • Food Menu

    • Locally Sourced (Herefordshire or neighbouring counties)
Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry

Directions & Parking

Map pin Gregg's Pit
Dymock Road
Ledbury
Herefordshire
HR8 2NL
From A449 Ledbury to Ross-on-Wye road turn at The Walwyn Arms into the village, stay on the B4024 Dymock Road. Drive past Glebe Orchard housing estate, turn right up unmarked track before a black and white house called The Croft. Follow track 400 yards to Gregg's Pit.

Caring For The Planet

We prune young trees to promote new growth, shape and light. No more than 30% of branches of any tree are removed. Dead and decaying wood is left in older trees to provide a succession of habitats for insects, and hole nesting birds like tree creeper, owls and woodpeckers. Patches of south-facing nettles are left to encourage butterflies. We rely on natural predators such as spotted flycatchers and hornets to manage pests. Our orchards have not been sprayed with pesticides since the 1920s, whereas some modern commercial ‘bush’ orchards can receive >30 spray treatments a year.
  • Electric car charging
  • Composting
  • Eco-cleaning products
  • Energy from renewable sources
  • Recycling (>75% of all waste)

Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry Recommends

See and meet the 'mother tree' of our own indigenous variety of perry pear - the Gregg's Pit - which dates from the 18th century and gives its name to our property and our business.