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Ann & Norman Stanier - owners of Dragon Orchard help bring in the harvest. Our juices are all made from tree ripened, hand picked fruit.
Winners of BBC Food and Farming Best Drinks Producers
From left to right
Simon Day, Norman Stanier, Hannah Day, Pete Brown (Judge), Ann Stanier, Valentine Warner (Awards Presenter)
A sharp cider variety, ready for harvesting!
Three Counties Cider Shop
Our store in Ledbury is stocked to the rafters with not only our own produce, but cider and other drinks from 25+ other local producers from Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire (and occaisional guest ciders from further afield!)
We run two novel orchard schemes - Dragon Orchard Cropsharers and a Sponsor a Tree scheme - click on the menu for details
We host a number of tours and events throughout the year, from orchard walks and cider tastings to poetry festival events and more... See our events page for more details.
Ellis Bitter cider apple.
A full bittersweet variety, with lots of tannins and rich flavours - a lovely component in many of our blended ciders
Cool autumnal mornings are perfect for picking. Here, our Blenheim Orange trees are mostly harvested.
Cider apples ripe for harvesting. We allow the fruit to fully ripen on the tree for maximum flavour in the finished cider.
We take great care with our juice apples. These Egremont Russet are destined for our Russet & Bramley juice.
Pressing the apples
Golden juice runs from the press - a modern take on the traditional rack and cloth press. We press about 4 Tonnes per day.
Some of our range photographed in the orchard at blossom time.
Three Counties Cider Shop
Our Three Counties Cider shop can be found right in the centre of our pretty market town of Ledbury - a vibrant town with loads of unique interesting shops, cafés, pubs, and attractions.
Willow Sculptures in the orchard
We offer various events throughout the year, and we regularly host artists and sculptors during The Trumpet Art Trail and H.Art
Winter in the Orchard
Orchards can be beautiful places in snowy conditions!
Call the shop on: 01531 248004
Tues - Thurs 10am - 4:00pm
Fri - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm in December
Cider, Perry and Apple Juice Tastings and Sales from a range of producers in the Three Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, Including:
The Cider Core: (Once Upon A Tree; Olivers Cider; Greggs Pit and Wilces Cider)
Gwatkins Cider & Perry
Ross on Wye Cider Company
among many others...
We also have up to 6 draught ciders and perries that you can try before you buy. Bring your own container, or buy one of our 4 pint carry home cider jugs, that can be used again and again!
Local food producers including:
Local Chutneys and preserves
Cordials from Pixley Berries
Local Beers, Spirits and Wine including:
Gun Dog Gins
Martell & Son Apple & Pear Spirits
Sixteen Ridges Wine
Gift items & Hampers available all year round - pre-order, or made while you wait.
Hope to see you soon!
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