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Beer Tasting & Cider Promotions
In addition to our beer tasting events, we also conduct cider & perry tastings when micro brewers and suppliers are available. The best possible way to taste local produce and meet the brewers.
With over 800 breweries in the UK producing thousands of different beers, there’s always something new to try when our local brewers conduct their beer tasting. Discover the secrets behind some of our micro brewery beers, explore the medieval town of Ledbury and for something a little different, take in traditional real ales and fine local pubs.
With a countryside rich in orchards, Britain has been producing cider for years. For a taste of the real thing, head to Herefordshire where cider farms are still plentiful. Our top pick are the nearby Cider Museum in Hereford, where you can explore original cider champagne cellars. (Hereford Cider Museum)
While cider production is very much a Herefordshire thing, it does occur in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire to some degree. On the other hand, perry (basically cider made from particular types of pears) is a Three Counties thing, perhaps with a Gloucestershire bias.
Perry pear varieties have some wonderful names, and there can be confusion between them, with varieties taking different names and the same name applying to different varieties in different parts of the Three Counties area.
Malvern Hills is a variety of perry pear, apparently a favourite of Gwatkins. From various accounts, this is in fact the variety also known as Moorcroft, believed to have originated from Moorcroft Farm in Colwall, and also under the now more famous name of Stinking Bishop, which has transferred its name to a cheese soaked in the perry of that ilk. The pear was once widely grown throughout the Three Counties.