Gwatkin Cider Co.


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Tour details

Gwatkin doesn't offer tours at the moment, but they do have a shop where you can sample their single variety ciders and farmhouse perry.

Public transport

Train: Hereford, 15 miles


Gwatkin's whole product range – several single variety ciders and farmhouse perry – is available to sample and buy in their shop. They also sell locally produced cheese, ice cream, jams, chutneys, pickles and sweets.

Opening times

Gwatkin Cider Co. is open all year round

Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm
Bank Holidays: Open

Get in Touch

Tel: 01981 550 258

Twitter: GwatkinCider
Facebook: Gwatkin Cider

Gwatkin Cider Co.
Moorhampton Farm
Abbey Dore
Herefordshire County of
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From his farm in Abbey Dore, deep in the Golden Valley of Herefordshire, Dennis Gwatkin began making cider and perry as a hobby in 1992. His first product was a perry that was soon discovered by a CAMRA agent that same year, and subsequently won first prize at a regioanl prize at a regional festival. Suffice to say that he's been producing more and more cider varieties since then and his current product range stands at a dozen traditionally produced ciders and perries.

Gwatkin are a very small operation so unfortunately they don't offer tours at the moment, but they do have a designated tasting area in their shop, where they welcome the curious. As the name suggests, the local village Abbey Dore has a beautiful abbey to explore and several pubs that sell Gwatkin ciders on tap.


  • Yarlington MillNational Cider of the year, CAMRA 2010
  • Farmhouse Perry The International Cider and Perry Championship 2010
  • Farmhouse PerryThree Counties Cider Champion 2010

Eco-friendly initiatives

  • Reed Bed filtration of waste products used

Annual events

  • Bacton BBQ – a local event to raise money for the community that takes place every August
  • CAMRA visits - these take place at harvest time, when visitors end their tour in the designated tasting room


Gwatkin Cider Co. support County Air Ambulence  Trust

Trade bodies

CAMRA, Three Counties Cider & Perry Association


Heart of England Fine Foods

Full review to come following visit