Group trips to cider tours and tastings in Herefordshire and Wales

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Group coach trips for cider tours in Herefordshire and Wales

Herefordshire is famed for its cider and is the leading county for cider pressing.

We have acres of organic farmland that is perfect for apple and pear orchards. They are a beautiful and recognisable part of the landscape that we love to drive our customers around.

Herefordshire is synonymous with cider because of its red clay soil. It is perfect for producing fine artisanal ciders.

It’s home to the famous Bulmers Cider, which makes Strongbow, but many artisan cider producers create beverages that are quite different to your average pint in the pub.

How to organise a cider tour in Herefordshire

Group coach trips for cider tours in Herefordshire and Wales

If you and your friends are cider fans, Forest Coaches can transport you between the many beautiful cider mills that Herefordshire and Wales have to offer. These group trips are perfect for parties, from celebrating an upcoming wedding with a stag or hen, or just a good old-fashioned knees up with your friends. 

We’d love to drive you around the counties and across the border for mills that are a bit further afield. We could always top it off with a visit to the Cider Museum.

We’ve rounded up some of the best producers of cider surrounding Herefordshire, South Shropshire and Powys for you to include in your cider tour.

Which cider mills can I visit in Herefordshire?

  1. Butford Organics in Bodenham has an orchard full of apple, pear and walnut trees and makes organic cider in its 300-year-old barns. They offer tours throughout the week and their shop is open at the weekend.
  2. Dunkertons Organic Cider, which is based in Cheltenham, has a shop in Pembridge. It also has a cafe bar and restaurant The Cider Barn, which uses Herefordshire produce.
  3. Fair Oak Cider at Bacton in the Golden Valley is open at weekends and the only horse-powered cider mill in the country.
  4. Ross on Wye Cider and Perry Company hosts tours around its cider farm which ends with a tasting in the barn.
  5. Westons Cider producers makes famous drinks such as Stowford Press. It’s based in the Herefordshire village of Much Markle where the Weston family first set up in the 1880s. Book on the Cider Mill tour to see the UK’s largest cider collection of oak vats.
  6. Little Pomona Orchard and Cidery in Thornbury comes complete with cider shop, cider house, tasting room and cider garden. It runs tours on Saturday afternoons.
Group coach trips for cider tours in Herefordshire and Wales

Are there cider mills in Wales that I can visit?

  1. Artistraw Cidery and Orchard is in Hay on Wye in the Welsh marshes. They produce natural cider with no sulphites or sugar – literally just apples. They run tours and tastings.
  2. Ralph’s Cider at Powys makes traditional farmhouse ciders and often has ‘open weekends’ at their Cider House. 
  3. Welsh Mountain Cider in Llanidloes is a high altitude ciderworks, orchard and tree nursery, with over 450 varieties of cider, dessert and cooking apples. Their tours and tastings are available to book on Saturdays. 
Group coach trips for cider tours in Herefordshire and Wales

How can I organise a cider tour around Herefordshire and Wales?

It’s straightforward to organise your cider tour and Forest Coaches can look after all of the transport between mills. Take your pick of the cider mills and tasting tours you’d like to do and we’ll do the rest. We’ll sort of the route and give you an itinerary. Contact us to make an enquiry

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