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Gwatkin Cider Company Ltd

Gwatkin Cider Company Ltd

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Moorhampton Park Farm,

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We have been making our award-winning cider and perry commercially for 25 years now at our family-run farm on the outskirts of Abbey Dore in the Golden Valley. Before that, cider and perry was made at our farm just for the family and farm workers, the orchards we still use today are marked on the 1831 map of the area so we have a long tradition of cidermaking at Moorhampton Farm. The origins of our historic farm go as far back as 1147 when it was grange of the nearby Abbey. Gwatkin Cider has featured on many television programmes over the years including Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo as well as Drink to Britain with Oz Clarke and James May.

Denis Gwatkin has won many awards over the years for his cider and perry, including CAMRA Cider and Perry of the Year and International Cidermaker of the Year. Our cider and perry are made in the same traditional manner as ever before with natural yeasts spontaneously fermenting the pressed juice into cider and perry. Unlike other makers we do not use sulphites to kill off the natural yeast.

Our farm shop is open every day and features our entire range of ciders and perries, in bottles and on draught with quantities available from one pint to 35 pint containers in stock. We are located about 15 minutes drive away from Hereford City Centre, 25 minutes drive from Abergavenny and 20 minutes drive away from Hay-on-Wye. We also host a three-day music festival called Down on the Farm every August, which features around 30 bands over two stages with camping in our extensive orchards and pastures, together with home cooking.

If you are unable to visit us at the farm then you can catch us at one of the hundred shows we do across the country from game fairs to food festivals, alternatively our award-winning ciders and perries are available to buy online from our website.

We are fully licensed at our farm and can provide facilities for private parties, ranging from a dozen to a few hundred people. We have a small tap room and are able to expand into marquees and a nearby barn for birthday parties, work do’s etc. We also have a dedicated catering wagon on-site and can cater for any event with home-made burgers and sausages being very popular.

Coach parties acceptedPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

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Opening details

Daily 9am-6pm


Free entry


See location of Gwatkin Cider Company Ltd on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 381338  Lat: 51.99946 Long: -2.90276

From B4348 Hay-on-Wye-Peterchurch/Ross-on-Wye, after Vowchurch turn right onto the B4347 signposted Abbey Dore. Moorhampton Farm is a few miles on the right.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Cider & Perry Tasting Orchard Walks Internet Sales Cider Producer Perry Producer Sales on Site Hen/Stage Parties Accepted