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Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry
Much Marcle, Herefordshire, HR8 2NL
Tel: 01531-660687
Email: info@greggs-pit.co.uk
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News from Gregg's Pit
Updated 14.09.14
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 - 1600.

Sales are strictly by appointment only, so please 'phone 01531 660687 or 07970 900840 before you plan to visit.

During the Big Apple Harvestime Weekend, 11/12 October 2014 and usually the second weekend in October each year, we are open for sale/supply of our ciders/perries for consumption on and off the premises on Saturday and Sunday between 1030 - 1800.

Find directions to Gregg's Pit on our 'Location' Page
Big Apple Harvestime 2014
11th & 12th October 2014 More details: www.bigapple.org.uk/harvest2014

Blossomtime 2015: 3rd & 4th May 2015.
Big Apple 2014.
Blossomtime on 4/5 May at Putley Village Hall

Cider & Perry Trials 2014: Draught Perry - Medium/Sweet 1st prize (more details)

Harvestime on 11/12 October in and around Much Marcle.

Programme details to follow on www.bigapple.org.uk
2013 vintage & product news
After a prolonged cold winter and late spring, perry pears blossomed at the end of April and cider apples were still flowering in the last week of June. Our mid-summer orchard walks signalled a heavy fruit set, except for Browns Apple which cropped well in 2012.

Fruit sugar was average but there was less acidity than in previous years, so the fully fermented products promise to be light and easy drinking. Our total production was 4900 litres (almost 40% more than 2012), of which there are 3050 litres of perry and 1850 litres of cider.

Read the full story here...
New Outlets
We have some new outlets: The Crown Inn, Woolhope, Herefordshire and Merrylegs Cider Supplies (wholesaler).

Full list of outlets...
Hope Cider Festival
Hope Cider Festival was held at Woodchester Mansion on 18 May to raise money in support of a charity called Bridge2Aid, which trains dentists in Tanzania, and CHICKS an organization that provides a break for children who would otherwise not have a holiday at all - The children who CHICKS support come from a variety of backgrounds from those living in poverty, children that are being neglected or abused, children who have lost parents or children who are full time young carers.

We discounted a 20 litre Bag-in-Box to support the chairites and our product appears to have hit the spot!
"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
Come 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 links).

They are the people behind the 'Cider Cycling Route', leading the cycling party that visits us each year at the harvestime Big Apple event.

Visit their website HERE...
Gregg's Pit in The Guardian
Read Fiona Beckett's article on Perry on our Media Page

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