Tours & Tastings

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tours & tastings

Herefordshire cider is the stuff of legend and we are home to many speciality makers, from artisans to big brand names. Visit during blossom season to see the cider orchards in all their glory.

Take the opportunity to meet our friendly cider makers - many offer guided orchard tours and a glimpse behind-the-scenes of their cideries. Or, take a relaxed stroll around their fruit trees, complete with wild flowers, busy birdlife and buzzing pollinators. 

Sampling is, of course, an absolute must! Herefordshire has stacks of award-winners on its books but which maker will capture your tastebuds? Enjoy a drink with a picnic under the blossom and take home a few favourites.

 

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gregg's pit

Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry

Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry 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’.

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Westons Cider

Westons Cider

Westons Cider tour experience allows you to go behind the scenes and into the heart of the Mill, where they will guide you through the process of making our award-winning brands, all rounded off with a tutored tasting. The popular Tour Packages also include tasty food in the restaurant, enjoy a tour and tasting followed by a cream tea, a ploughman's or even a two course lunch.

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Butford Organics

Butford Organics

Butford Organics offer tours around their facilities and orchards, finishing with a tasting from their cider & perry range - still draught to sparkling méthode ancestrale. It's most uplifting to chat about their cider operation, and tours can be arranged at any time to suit your schedule.

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Oliver Cider

Oliver's Cider and Perry

Oliver's Cider and Perry is based on a working family farm where they rear Hereford cattle and Texel sheep, grow lots of grass, as well as small orchards where they preserve some 30 perry pear varietals and 50 cider varietals. They are surrounded by the wonderful orchards of Herefordshire and The Three Counties and Welsh Marches. Tours and tasting can be booked in advance.

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little pomona

Little Pomona Cider & Perry

Nestling between orchards and hop fields in the rolling North Herefordshire countryside sits Little Pomona Cider House with its Tasting Room and Shop. Book your own Tour & Tasting on Saturday afternoons to go behind the scenes and meet the makers. Tasty bar snacks are specially chosen to match the ciders and perries.

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Orgasmic Cider

The Orgasmic Cider Company

The Orgasmic Cider Company have over 100 acres of cider and perry orchards a mixture of commercial & organic trees, you can go and sit in the orchard and enjoy a drink in the beautiful surroundings, or if you would like a tour you can walk around the orchards and cider house and taste all the ciders and perry and juices and cider vinegar.

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Newton Court Cider

Newton Court Cider

Newton Court Cider offers tastings of their award-winning sparkling bottled Cider & Perry together with traditional draught cider straight from the barrel.

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gwatkin cider

Gwatkin Cider Co Ltd

Gwatkin Cider has a lovely café area that will be opening this year serving home-made food, all washed down with our award-winning ciders and perries.

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artistraw cider

Artistraw Cidery and Orchard

Artistraw Cidery and Orchard is tocated in the Welsh Marches, just 2 miles outside the beautiful town of books Hay-on-Wye, enjoying access to some of the most beautiful orchards and views in the country. Tastings, cidery and orchard tours available by request.

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innocent Pilgrim

innocent Pilgrim

Visiting innocent Pilgrim us an opportunity to get your hands dirty in the healthy air and beautiful countryside of Herefordshire. You can just stroll through the orchards, but if you fancy helping out there are always jobs to have a go at.

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ross cider

Ross on Wye Cider & Perry

The orchards and drinks of Ross on Wye Cider & Perry take you on a journey through time. Their favourite thing is to take groups of 4 or more around on a Guided Tour & Tasting - exploring the orchards, discussing the history of the cidery, discovering the unique characteristics of different trees, and extensively sampling their favourite ciders and perries.

Ty Gwyn Cider

Ty Gwyn Cider re a small family run artisan/craft cider business, founded in 2007. Their farm cider shop is a great place to stop off and try/buy their ciders. If the weather is nice, they have a lovely sun deck with views of the stunning local landscape. Dogs are welcome, small tours/tastings are by appointment.