Herefordshire really is where real food and drink is grown and made, so provenance drips from every bite and sip. Look behind the scenes of cider producers, take a brewery tour, explore vineyards, make your own cakes and buns, and indulge at our famous farm shops and delicatessens. Our award winning restaurants and pubs ensure it truly is all straight from gate to plate; with the finest ingredients in the country on our doorstep, why look elsewhere. Download our handy guide.
Orgasmic Cider Company: Craft Cider & Perry makers The Orgasmic Cider Company is a family business & working farm based at Great Parton Farm in the beautiful Wye Valley, Herefordshire. Growing, harvesting and producing Cider, Perry & Fruit Juice using traditional methods. Once pressed the pure juice is fermented in barrels and bottled when ready, with no artificial preservatives or additives, which is why it tastes so good. You are welcome to visit the shop and take an orchard walk (weather permitting) combined with cider & perry tasting, In the shop you can TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! Plus there are lots of other local goodies such as cassis, liquers, local ales and hand-made crafts. Coach parties and groups are welcome to visit by arrangement , to avoid disappointment please call in advance to ensure they are open, as the family are busy farming too! There is also a venue barn for hire, which is suitable for informal, rustic parties and events. There is a reconstructed, original cider mill which had been removed and discarded in a field in 1954, this is the first thing you will see as you arrive at Great Parton Farm. FB: GreatPartonFarm Twitter: OrgasmicCiderCo Instagram: The Orgasmic Cider Company
Rayeesa’s Indian Kitchen is an award winning authentic Indian cookery school set in the heart of rural Herefordshire. Rayeesa, a former Met police officer decided to open her home to keen Indian food lovers since Sept 2010, and she has had visitors from all over the world join her classes. She specialises in Hyderabadi cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, local and seasonal. Rayeesa, now also produces her own range of frozen curry sauces ‘Spiced by Rayeesa’ which are available nationwide from quality independent stores. Find out more here www.spicedbyrayeesa.co.uk
Wye Valley Brewery is situated in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside Locatedbetween Hereford and Bromyard the Wye Valley Brewery; a family business that takes great pride in brewing the best cask and bottle conditioned beer possible. The on-site brewery shop in Stoke Lacy offers a wide array of bottled ales, gift packs, branded merchandise and clothing, as well as locally produced artisan chutneys, rapeseed oils and hand-made hop jewellery. Opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and on Saturdays during December in the run up to Christmas. If you’re keen to know a little more about how their beers are brewed, you can book on to one of the quarterly brewery tours. The tours take you through the whole brewing process in the award-winning, energy-efficient brewhouse, followed by a tutored ‘sampling’ session in the brewery bar. For brewery tour dates visit www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk, call the brewery on 01885 490 505, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As well as visiting the brewery, you might also like to visit a Wye Valley Brewery pub, all of which offer a friendly welcome and the full range of delicious cask conditioned Wye Valley Brewery ales including the infamous Butty Bach and HPA. For opening times and […]
‘Unforgettable baking for all occasions’ The creation of The better bun Company was born on nostalgia as owner Martha Williams recalls ’ll never forget the Belgian Buns that my Dad used to buy us as kids when he went out to get the Saturday papers. A good twenty years on, nostalgia kicked in when a friend asked me to make Chelsea Buns for our local farmers’ market. Unbeknownst at the time, this sparked the creation of my business, The Better Bun Company” The Better Bun Company today caters for events and special occasions, producing gift boxes of mini buns for celebrations, meetings and corporate gifts, and also teaching groups to bake buns – a perfect recreational treat or creative team development day. The Better Bun Company promises to satisfy the senses. Every Better Bun is unique – but they will all look sensational, smell divine and taste so good you’ll have to pick up another one to share with your friends. Based in Woolhope in Herefordshire and currently able to deliver within the county and local area. The product range comes in all sorts of delicious flavours including: Chelsea bun, Belgian bun, Plain iced bun, Rocky Road, Coffee & Walnut, Choc […]
Local Farmers’ and Produce Markets 2015 In Herefordshire, a wide variety of produce is available at farmers’ and produce markets, including fresh fruit and vegetables, fruit juices, wine, bread and cakes, preserves, eggs, meat, cheeses, plants – and the list goes on! Current regular markets take place as follows: Weekly in Hereford on Thursdays in High Town Weekly in Hay-on-Wye on Thursdays in Memorial Square, the Butter Market and around the clock tower Weekly in Kington on Fridays at the Market Hall Monthly in Ross-on-Wye on the 1st Fridays at the Market Hall Monthly in Hereford on the 1st Saturdays in High Town Monthly in Leominster on the 2nd Saturdays in Corn Square Monthly in Kington on the 3rd Saturdays at the Market Hall Monthly in Belmont on the 3rd Sundays at Belmont Tesco Monthly in Ledbury on the 4th Fridays at the Market House Find our useful list of dates for these markets below and for more information on local produce and where to buy it visit www.farmshop.uk.com and the Farmers’ Markets Association website www.hfmg.org
Pixley Berries lives and dreams of juice and fruit. Based in the heart of Herefordshire in Ledbury, Pixley Berries can quench your thirst with their much loved cordials which have a loyal following for very good reasons. They live with taste, flavour, aroma and colour derived from the fruits we squeeze and supply a naturally delicious cordial which contains lashings of juice along with sugar and water. Nothing else is added. The wide range includes Blackcurrant made from their very own special Blackcurrant, “Pixley Black” selected for its fantastic flavour and ability to withstand present changes to climate. Pixley also work with a wealth of varieties to create niche blends of flavour. These rich English cordials will mix to create exhilarating cocktails when blended with wines, sparkling wines, vermouth or spirits. Pixley Berries are also a specialist European ingredient supplier of NFC juices, Concentrates and Purees to leading packers, bottlers and consumer brands, including the functional drinks industry.
At Frome Valley Vineyard there is a 1.5ha vineyard with nine different vine varieties. Classic English sparkling and still wines are made from the vineyard set among the orchards and hopyards of the Frome Valley. There is also a demonstration vineyard showing the main trellising systems used throughout the world. The shop sells seven still wines together with the award winning sparkling wine as wells as cider, brandy and other wine related gifts. Visit the winery and taste the wine and go on a tour round the demonstration vineyard. Opening times: WINERY: April-September:Tuesday-Thursday 11.30am-5.00pm or by arrangement. TOURS AND TASTINGS: By appointment. Please contact: 01885 490768 If you are travelling any distance please call us to ensure that we are available to meet you. We can accommodate groups of up to twenty people for tours and wine tastings. For more information please call: Jeanie Falconer, Owner 01885 490 768 or James Cumming, Vineyard Manager 07970 162 798
Westons Cider bringing you traditional cider made in the way people want cider to taste. Westons Cider is situated deep in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside just off the A449 between Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye. The Visitor Centre shop has great offers and cider tasting. Stock up for the holiday season, open 7 days a week. The daily guided mill tours are at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm which will give you the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the business, its heritage and traditions. The Scrumpy House restaurant is located within the courtyard of Westons Cider Mill in Much Marcle. With rustic charm ambiance and traditional country menus, a warm welcome to customers old and new. catering for large group bookings or perhaps a personalised small gathering with friends and family. Special dietary requirements are catered for. To reserve a table or make an inquiry please call 01531 660626. The Orchard Tearoom is open throughout the summer months serving a selection of homemade cakes, freshly baked pastries and jacket potatoes. Not forgetting little people’s lunch boxes of their choice. Tour packages are available please visit the website for more details. Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday […]
Ty Gwyn Cider is a multi award winning craft cider company Founded in the Monnow Valley in Monmouthshire by cider apple grower and acclaimed fruit farmer James McConnel in 2007. Ty Gwyn cider has quickly gained an outstanding reputation and today is one of the foremost craft cider producers in the country. Sold in many of the UK’s leading restaurants and gastropubs and in Waitrose, who deemed Ty Gwyn the perfect cider for their ‘local produce scheme’. Ty Gwyn cider is not made from concentrate, only the finest cider apples carefully sourced from the best growers. It is naturally fermented for a minimum of six months. If you know your cider you will know that an increasingly small amount of cider producers can make these claims for their cider. The team are incredibly proud of this and feel sure that customers will and can taste the difference. Supporters have included wine expert Oz Clarke, Alex Polizzi who said in her ‘Little Black Book of Hotels’ that “you’ll be hard pushed to find a tastier cider than Ty Gwyn”TV, presenters Kate Humble and Jenni Crane and top chefs Angela Hartnett, Stephen Terry, Simon King, Shaun Hill and Valentine Warner. Trade enquiries welcome and […]
Your Country department store – Oakchurch near Hereford. Offering a food hall, fashion & footwear, homeware, toys, gifts, jewellery and a wonderful garden centre, Oakchurch really offers you everything under one roof for a great day out. Berries restaurant offers breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea with roasts served every Wednesday & Saturday. The Food Hall at Oakchurch really is the ‘Harrods of Herefordshire.’ It stocks a wide range of local and national foods, beautifully displayed. A must try, among the gourmet feast on offer, is the highly commended range of homemade food where bread is freshly baked daily and if you visit during the summer months, there are also their famous strawberries plus many other fruits and vegetables picked daily, fresh from the farm. There is a fine selection of wines, spirits and ciders from local brewers and a long established traditional butcher. When only the finest will do, Oakchurch presents a selection of beautiful jewellery, watches and handbags. In the showroom you’ll find pieces from over 50 different designers. You’ll find everything you need in the Homeware Department. With a huge variety of brand names and items ranging from kitchen utensils to pots and pans, from cutlery […]