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.

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.

We run tours at 12 noon on a Friday, starting again 13th January 2023.  The cost for the tour, tasting and a Newton Court Ploughman’s Lunch is £25.  Alternatively you can just take part in the tour and tasting for £15.  For under 18s who are accompanying adults, the cost is £5 for the tour and apple juice tasting.  A Ploughman’s can be added on for children for a total of £15 for the tour and food.  Usually we take people on the tour until 1.45 and then return for lunch.  Tour and tasting only visitors can of course choose refreshments for themselves from our menu before or after the tour.

Please send us an email to to make a tour booking, stating date and numbers, or call 01568 611721.  We’ll send you an invoice for the amount, or you can use gift vouchers in full or part payment.