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 dates for Cider Tours, which must be pre-booked please, until spring 24 are:
Friday November 10th at 12 noon
Friday January 5th 1.15pm
Friday February 9th 1.15pm
Friday March 8th 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.
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.