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Natural cider, from bud to bottle

About us

Drawn by the great traditions and great ciders of Herefordshire, inspired by the people who make them and captivated by perfect terroir and the beautiful bittersweet apples grown there, we journeyed west.

So it was that, in late 2014, on a small five-acre piece of land in northern Herefordshire, below an ancient hill fort overlooking the Malvern Hills, Little Pomona Orchard & Cidery was born.

We named our “Little” cidery after Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit trees and the orchard, and like her we determinedly guard and nurture our apple trees.

Ramones fans among you will find another connection.

Three years on we are launching our first cider from the 2015 harvest, with more waiting in the wings, still maturing, waiting for their moment to be released.

To get this far has been a real community effort, with friends and family lending us their help and support throughout. Big love to you all, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Wassail!

James & Susanna Forbes

Our methods

A wholly natural approach to cider making is at the core of everything we do. We hand pick and hand select each apple. We age our fruit in small crates until the balance of acid, sugars, tannins and fruit is just right before milling and then pressing. We ferment with natural yeast, and wait until the cider says it’s ready before release. That’s it. No water or sugar additions. No pasteurisation, filtration or artificial carbonation.

Our cider

Three years on we are launching Feat of Clay, our first cider from the 2015 harvest. Made primarily from Dabinett and Foxwhelp, Feat of Clay is still, dry and tangy, with ripe, silky tannins and notes of yellow and green apples, nectarine and citrus fruit. We will release further batches of cider throughout the year.

View Feat of Clay 2015 product sheet (PDF)

Where to buy

Little Pomona will be heading to the following shops.

Herefordshire

Hereford
Hereford Beer House
65 West St, Hereford, HR4 0BX
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The Cider Museum
T: 01432 354207
Pomona Place, Hereford, HR4 0EF
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Ledbury
Three Counties Cider Shop
T: 01531 248004
5a The Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BN
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Worcestershire

Tenbury Wells
The Smiling Goat
T: 01584 811 0111
Market St, WR15 8BQ

London

Borough Wines & Beers
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Our cider is available from the following branches

Clerkenwell
63 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL,
T: 020 7837 1076

Columbia Road
112a Columbia Rd, E2 7RG
T: 020 7033 7900

Essex Road
344A Essex Rd, Islington, N1 3PD
T: 020 7226 0626

Kensal Rise
30 Station Terrace, NW10 5RP
T: 020 8969 9939

Hackney
67 Wilton Way, E8 1BG
T: 020 7923 2001

Stokey
163 Stoke Newington, Church St, N16 0UL
T:020 7923 7722


Kent

Borough Wines & Beers
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Hastings Branch
34 Robertson St, America Ground, TN34 1HT
T: 01424 434750

Middlesex

Twickenham
Real Ale
T: 020 8892 3710
371 Richmond Rd, Twickenham TW1 2EF
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Wales

Hay-on-Wye
Beer Revolution

Visit the website
7 Market Street, Hay on Wye, HR3 5AF
T: 07870 628 097 | 07866 384 339

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or wish to become a stockist.

Email us

T: 07811 332160

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