If you’re looking for some great gourmet gifts from Herefordshire for your family and friends this festive season, then read on. We’ve found some fabulous edible and drinkable treats that are perfect for stocking fillers or Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations.
To support our local independent Herefordshire businesses and encourage you to #ShopHERE we’ve put together some Christmas shopping guides full of glittering ideas and inspiration for the festive season.
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We will be continually adding to our guides as we near the big day. So do pop back and see if there is anything that you’ve missed.
Last updated – Tuesday 1 December 2020
Edible and Drinkable Treats to pop into stockings, parcels and hampers
Real Herefordshire Craft Gins…..
Silver Circle Distillery, Pleasant View Barn, Catbrook NP16 6UL
Silver Circle Distillery is located in Catbrook, Monmouthshire, deep in the Welsh Wye Valley. Offering small batch, craft drinks – perfect for that unique present.
Open for drinks and as a bottle shop every week from Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm as well as online, they also offer distillery tours and ‘Make your own gin’ experiences. Also new for 2020 give the giftpack with everything to ‘Make your own Bloody Mary!’
You can also book Tour Vouchers and Experience Vouchers via the website.
All I want for Christmas…..
Pensons, Stoke Bliss, Worcestershire, WR15 8RT
Pensons at the Netherwood Estate have a small but perfectly formed range of gifts, hampers and stock fillers ideal for foodie friends and family this festive season. They have been grown, harvested and made by the Pensons team so you know exactly where they’ve come from too.
The range includes honey, chill rapeseed oil, tarragon vinegar, damson gin, herbs, tea and tableware. Order from their online shop and share some foodie love with the special people in your life.
The Riverside Inn, Leominster HR6 9ST
Riverside Festive Gift Boxes are really something special and are perfect for friends, loved ones and work colleagues. Filled with local goodies, a Miniature Chase Gin, Homemade Shortbread & Fudge and a fabulous £20 Riverside Gift Voucher, it’s sure to bring a ‘wow’ from your chosen recipient.
Orders are now being taken for collection. For all enquiries call 01568 708 440 or email email@example.com.
Hop into Christmas
The Hop Pocket, Bishops Frome, WR6 5BT
Walk into The Hop Pocket Food Hall and you’re entering an emporium of food and drink delights that will add some sparkle to your festive season. The choice is vast and rather decadent. With wonderful artisan chocolate, fudge, fresh meats, smoked fish, biscuits, cheeses and other delicious savouries to grace your festive plate. Browse their interesting range of wines, local beers, ciders, gins, liqueurs and vodkas. Not to mention their amazing selection of whiskies from the UK.
There are plenty of fantastic festive gift sets too including traditional Christmas hampers. With gift vouchers available to purchase in store for the gift shop, toy shop, food hall and restaurant. You’ll have plenty of inspiration and ideas for those stocking fillers and major gifts this Christmas. There literally is something for everyone.
It’s all about the Chase
Chase Distillery, Chase Farm, Rosemaund Dr, Preston Wynne, Hereford HR1 3PG
Chase Distillery is a British Field to Bottle distillery, creating fine spirits from their farm in Herefordshire. Their unique tour and tasting experiences are always very popular and the perfect Christmas gift for your favourite gin or vodka connoisseur. This fabulous tour experience takes you through everything from traditional mashing, fermenting and distilling processes to the botanicals used and how each bottle is finished by hand. At the Chase Bar you can enjoy a tutored tasting of their range of award-winning products, and if there’s something that takes your fancy, you can pick up a bottle at the Distillery Shop. We wouldn’t be surprised if this excellent present wasn’t on Santa’s Christmas list too.
If we’re still in lockdown, why not buy direct from the vast range of Chase gins and vodkas online.
The ‘Harrods’ of Herefordshire
Oakchurch, Brecon Road, Staunton On Wye, Hereford, HR4 7NH
It’s known lovingly as the ‘Harrods of Herefordshire’ and if you’ve ever been to Oakchurch then you’ll know it’s full to the brim of wonderful gifts, food, plants, toys, homeware, clothing and shoes. So if you have something special in mind it’s the perfect place for your Christmas shopping. But if you just can’t choose, how about purchasing an Oakchurch Gift Voucher. As there’s no expiry date for these, the recipient can take their time and plan their special purchase.
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Jingling your taste buds …
Offering you some of the best Herefordshire food and drink, Taste Herefordshire has everything that you’ll need this festive season, all delivered straight to your door. With tasty treats and gourmet delights that will add the ‘wow’ factor to your Christmas feast and an exciting array of gift pack ideas too.
What could be better than Festive hamper packed full of delicious Herefordshire food & drink. Check out the brilliant range from small ‘thank you’ baskets to deluxe hampers bursting with artisan yumminess.
Not sure quite what to order? How about sending a Gift Voucher for your loved one to choose their own gourmet goodies.
Three Swans a swimming …
Swan Brewery, Enterprise Park, Unit 17 Brunel Rd, Leominster HR6 0LX
Leominster’s Swan Brewery was set up in 2015 by Jimmy Swan, a brewer of over 25 years’ experience, with the aim to brew classic beer styles exceptionally well. Swan beers can now be found gracing various bars, restaurants and festivals throughout the whole of the UK. If you have a beer aficionado who would love a gift pack for Christmas or some vouchers in 2021, all you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01568 617709 or pop in. The vouchers are created individually and personalised just for you.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire …
Field Fayre, 8-19 Broad St, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7EA
This is the place to go for those with food sensitivities this December and all year round. For a wonderful organic shopping experience head over to the award winning Field Fayre in Ross-on-Wye. Offering a large range of fantastic organic, gluten free products including Booja Booja ice cream and chocolates, crackers and crisps and stacks of gluten free bread, you’ll also find brilliant foodie gifts for the hard to buy for gourmand. Your festive table will be overflowing with loveliness.
Christmas spice and all things nice …
Myrtle’s Kitchen, The Hop Pocket, Unit 52a, Bishop’s Frome WR6 5BT
No Christmas is complete without an award winning Myrtle’s Kitchen festive preserves contribution. All made traditionally by hand in Herefordshire but with a contemporary twist so your taste buds will never be the same again. The aptly named Christmas and Boxing Day chutneys are the perfect festive gift for the foodies in your life but if you’re unsure about which chutney to choose, Myrtle’s Christmas gift box contains four of their best sellers, which are now being snapped up in London’s Selfridges too. And if you are in the big smoke, pop into Liberty for their exclusively commissioned Christmas Chutney – it’s made my Myrtles!
Here we come a wassailing!
Ty Gwyn Cider, Pen-Y-Lan Farm, Pontrilas HR2 0DL
This festive season discover cider made in tune with tradition at Ty Gwyn Cider, based out in the wonderful Golden Valley. Their award winning artisan ciders and perries are absolutely out of this world. With Christmas gift packs, merchandise and accessories available you’ll be able to kit out the cider lover in your life this year and take a sneaky bottle or two home to have with your Christmas dinner.
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Frome Valley Vineyard, Paunton Court, Bishops Frome, Worcester WR6 5BJ
What about some classically English still and sparkling wines from the Frome Valley in the heart of England this year to grace your Christmas table, or to give as gifts to family and friends. This beautiful range of wines will compliment any festive feast you have planned and will thrill any ardent wine drinker or budding sommelier that you may invite to dinner. A voucher to tour the vineyard in 2021 tops this off perfectly.
Westons Cider, The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2NQ
A trip to Westons Cider always brings a smile to any cider lover’s face so what better gift could you give this year? Venture into the heart of the mill where they press, ferment and mature before blending and packing. An expert Westons guide will lead the way through Herefordshire’s cider history and the Westons cider making process. As with every good tour there’s always time for some tastings and the chance to purchase your Westons favourite beverages in the cider shop.
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White Heron Properties, Whittern Farms, Lyonshall, Herefordshire, HR5 3JA
If you’re looking for a special gift for the tipple connoisseur in your life, we highly recommend booking a tour of the Cassiserie at The Whittern Estate. Famous for producing the highly popular British Cassis an exclusive tour here will take you on a journey from the harvesting of blackcurrants through to the deliciously versatile product we all relish and love. Enjoy a cocktail demonstration and of course a tasting or two while founder and farmer Jo Hilditch regales you with her tales of entering the Dragon’s Den and how she manages a vibrant fruit farm and drinks business.
Alternatively, pop online and purchase their lovely gift packs from across their range of beverages.
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Wythall Estate, Wythall Estate, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5SD
For those of you with a wine lover in your group of family and friends a treat to a local Herefordshire vineyard for a tour and tasting we’re sure would be a welcome gift this Christmas.
Award winning wine producer Wythall Estates provides those who appreciate wine with a fabulous opportunity to understand more about the wine-making process and of course the growing and harvesting of their special vines. Topped off with a tutored tasting, a day out at Wythall Estate is an absolute treat.
If you can’t make it to the vineyard you can fortunately purchase Wythall’s award-winning wines online.
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