|News from Gregg's Pit
We're pleased to announce that we have added three new outlets recently.
They are Saucy Pears Drinks Company in Worcester, the Beer in Hand pub
in Hereford and a wholesaler, Dragon Drinks based in Suffolk, which
extends our reach to the east of England.|
You can find all their details, links to websites etc. on our Outlets Page.
|Buy Direct from Gregg's Pit
We are open for wholesale and retail sale/supply of our ciders and
perries for consumption off the premises by appointment only from 1
April to 14 November on Thursday - Monday between 1030 -1800, and from
15 November to 31 March on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1200 -
Sales are strictly by appointment only, so please 'phone 01531 660687 or 07970 900840 before you plan to visit
Find directions to Gregg's Pit on our 'Location' Page
|Big Apple Blossomtime 2015
3 - 4 May 2015, Putley Village Hall. More details: www.bigapple.org.uk
|2014 vintage & product news
Near perfect, dry and warm weather in April gave us a spectacular
blossomtime and the fruit set well so we've enjoyed a super abundance of
perry pears - possibly the heaviest harvest in 20 years. We started
pressing Thorn perry pears on 5 September (a week earlier than any
previous vintage) and soon had 1100 litres of this single variety in our
fermenting vats. Aylton Red and Blakeney Red both cropped heavily,
although the Blakeneys have been small, and the Gregg's Pit perry pear
provided enough to make 1700 litres of our favourite blend of these
three varieties. We've started pressing cider apples with 500 litres of
Browns Apple, Kingston Black & Sweet Coppin over the Big Apple
Harvestime weekend, 11-12 October. The late harvest perry pears (Butt
& Oldfield), Dabinett and Yarlington Mill cider apples remain to
complete and we'll update with full details of our 2014 vintage in
We still have small volumes of our draught 2013 Herefordshire perry for
sale, but no cider. Our 2011 'Champagne method' Thorn - single variety
bottle fermented perry has also sold out, but we have several hundred
75cl bottles of each of our 2013 'Normandy method' sparkling cider and
Read the full story of our 2013 vintage here...
|"You guys make the best perry in the world."
To everyone working at Gregg's Pit.
My name is Ewan Tolladay. I'm the cellar manager at the Reading Beer
& Cider Festival. It is my part of my job to taste test and grade
every cider and perry here with the help of the rest of the core staff.
Year on year you guys have out done yourselves for taste and consistency
in both your perries and your ciders. I have to say I still have
several take outs of yours in the fridge and I have loved every pint of
your Thorn and Blakeney Red SV this year and the previous few.
It by FAR has the best taste and depth in my opinion of any and all of
the other 150+ I have tasted and I'm still enjoying it the most, I don't
care WHAT the competition says. Year on year you guys have done the
best perry (and often the best cider)
I have had and I always look forward to your latest work.
Despite bad crops, low sugar levels etc you out do yourselves and we
love you for it. My only complaint is I can't order bag in box direct
for delivery! Please keep it up. I think the tasting sessions and after
party would be lost without you.
Ewan (and many grateful stewards of the Reading Beer and Cider festival). All the best and keep it up!
|Come Cycling Ledbury
Cycling Ledbury is a volunteer-run website that aims to encourage
cycling in the area and promote local businesses. The website was
launched in spring 2011 by the Ledbury Area Cycle Forum. It lists places
to stay, places to visit and rural pubs and shops as well as cycling
specific information (cycling maps, cycle shops, public transport
They are the people behind the 'Cider Cycling Route', leading the
cycling party that visits us each year at the harvestime Big Apple
Visit their website HERE...