Our second destination on the trip was to the barrel rooms at Oliver’s Cider & Perry, Herefordshire. They are an incredible sight, with over a hundred barrels or varying shapes and sizes, laid out across 4 rooms. Light pours in through the slatted walls as they work their magic across months.
The first stop on our trip was to Simon Dent’s beautiful array of orchards in Preston Wynne, Herefordshire. Under the unsurpassable narration of cider maker Tom Oliver we were taken around the orchards, seeing cider apple trees planted 2 weeks ago, through to 200 year old perry pear trees.
Last week we took a trip to Herefordshire with some of the best chefs and restaurateurs in London, to meet some of the best cider & perry makers in existence.
Joining us were, among others, the culinary titans that are Fergus Henderson & Trevor Gulliver of St. John, James Lowe of Lyle’s, Jackson Boxer of Brunswick House & Chess Club, and Jon Rotheram and Tom Harris of the Marksman.