Cider Tours

Tour group

Ask people across the nation – or even the world – what Herefordshire is famous for and they’ll come back with apples and cider in their responses.  Herefordshire has the perfect soils and weather to grow the world’s finest apples.  Join one of our cider tours to discover about orchards; cider apple and perry pear varieties; our organic status; picking and pressing; fermenting; bottling and of course tasting!  Some of the tour is outside in the orchards, and some within the the production area, so come suitably attired for fresh air and fields.

Book online: Cider Tours in our Shop.

Some of the questions you might have answered on one of our cider tours:

  • How can you tell if an apple is ripe?
  • How many litres of apple juice do you get out of a tonne of apples?
  • What’s the difference between perry and apple cider?
  • Why is frost important to cider making?
  • How does our organic flock of sheep help with the cider production?

As well as cider and perry to taste, we have our own pressed apple juice – so whether you’re a tippler or a driver you can enjoy the event.

The current list of dates for Cider Tours, which must be pre-booked please, are:

Tuesday 11th June 2.15pm*
(*Part of Leominster Festival)
Friday 21st June 2.00pm
Friday 28th June 1.15pm
Saturday 13th July 1.15pm
Friday 2nd August 1.15pm

We can make arrangements for other dates and times for large groups by arrangement.  If you are booking through the website, please add the date of the tour you wish to join in the “any notes” section.

The cost for the tour, tasting and a Newton Court Ploughman’s Lunch is £25.  For under 18s who are accompanying adults, the cost is £15 for the tour, apple juice tasting and a Ploughman’s.  Usually we take people on the tour for an hour to an hour and a quarter and then return for lunch and tasting during the lunch.

You can make a Cider Tours booking through our shop or for more than 10 people, or to use a gift voucher, please email to or call 01568 611721.

If you would like to purchase a Gift Card to the value of a tour / tours, please read the information on the Gift Card page.  It’s not necessary to attend in person to buy a Gift Card – we can take payment over the phone, but unfortunately not yet on this website.