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FOOD & DRINK
Food and drink craftsmen in Herefordshire combine old secrets and talents to make some of the country's best award-winning produce. Why not spend a day in the lovely countryside learning about the secrets of cider making or expanding your knowledge of British cheeses or even visit an award winning Oakchurch with farmers shop and their restaurant and coffee shop?
Monkland Cheese Dairy
Discover the secrets and skills of an Artisan Cheesemaker
Enjoy an eye-opening and mouthwatering day of cheesemaking, learn about every stage of the production of hard and soft cheeses at Monkland Cheese Dairy.
Your cheesemaker and guide for the day have a wealth of experience as an Artisan producer for over 18 years and as a retailer of the finest British and continental cheeses for 25 years in her chain of Mousetrap Cheese Shops (1987-2012).
Whether a group or just a total cheese enthusiast the day can be tailored to your needs. It’s a hands-on tour so you will actually be making the cheese! A ploughman’s lunch is provided for you as well as afternoon tea and tea and coffee breaks throughout the day. Afterwards your own handmade cheese will be matured on site by the professionals and mailed to you when it is ready to be gobbled up.
The Chase Distillery Tour
Experience the award-winning range of spirits
Chase Distillery is a family-owned British Field to Bottle distillery, creating fine spirits from their farm in Herefordshire. The Chase family has a passion for farming and distill from scratch, taking 250 glorious Herefordshire potatoes to make every bottle.
Why not visit Chase Distillery, just four miles from Hereford City center, where you can unlock some of the secrets and skills that go into creating their award-winning range of spirits on one of their unique tour and tasting experiences. Your expert guide will talk you through everything from traditional mashing, fermenting, and distilling processes to how each bottle is finished by hand.
After the tour, why not try some delicious cocktails at The Offa Bar. Our Head Mixologist, Henry, will be on hand to shake up your favorite cocktail or serve you the perfect G&T.
Westons Cider Mill Tour
Discover award-winning ciders at Westons Cider Mill
Westons Cider Mill has been lovingly produced in the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle for nearly 140 years and is still independently owned by the same family.
Find out how the cider magic happens with a tour and tutored tasting experience. Enter the courtyard and converted farm buildings, and you’ll find the Scrumpy House Restaurant, Orchard Tea Rooms, and Cider Shop.
Frome Valley Vineyard
Their vineyard stands above the banks of the River Frome near Bishops Frome.
Surrounded by Herefordshire’s cider orchards and hop yards, it was established in the 1990s, just as English wine was starting to revive.
Every vineyard has its own distinctive character shaped by the location and soils. Here at Frome Valley, tucked into a curve of the river, they have a sheltered site and a gently sloping , clay loam soil which provides fertility and a rich balance of minerals for their vines.
Perfect place for all the nature and vine lovers.
Family run farm shop & garden centre since 1970.
Oakchurch started as a ‘pick your own’ strawberry farm in the 1970’s; though they are still family-owned, they provide much more than our strawberries.
They offer the best of Herefordshire food and drink producers. Their garden centre is bursting with the finest plants to give life to your garden. Within their walls you will find everything you need, from filling the fridge to filling your wardrobe; they offer the very best in home and outdoor living.
Museum of Cider
Learn how apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce either fine or 'farmhouse' cider: a centuries-old tradition still developing today.
The Museum of Cider aims to inspire and educate the public with regard to the past, present and future of the cider and perry industry by caring for and interpreting the material culture and heritage of the industry.
It also includes the support of the Arts in general for the benefit of the local community of Hereford
Westons Cider Mill
They are incredibly proud of their historic 17th century farmhouse and cider mill.
For over 140 years this has been a busy, working mill and we think that makes it even more exciting for visitors.
Based in the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle, they have a long family history of premium cider-making with their roots going back to 1880. Five Weston generations have worked with like-minded colleagues in the pursuit of their passion: creating authentic ciders that people will love.