The Gregg's Pit name originates from a marl pit in one of the orchards, from which it is said the lime mortar was made to point the stonework of the 13th century church of St Bartholomew, Much Marcle.
Gregg's Pit was bought in 1992 by James Marsden and the title deeds showed that the cottage and traditional orchard had been there since 1785. He began to restore the orchard which had suffered years of neglect, identifying the many varieties of cider apple and perry pear trees and planting new ones. James made his first perry at Gregg's Pit in 1994, re-establishing a tradition that last took place in the 1920s. Helen Woodman joined him in 1998.
Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry is now an award winning, artisan producer of craft cider and perry. They specialise in perry and feature in CAMRA's 'Good Cider Guide' and in the Herefordshire Cider Route.
The ciders and perries are made using traditional techniques from 100% juice of the fruit of their own orchard and our neighbours' adjacent orchards, managed to organic standards.
In 2009, Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry produced 4,740 litres of cider and perry.
- Address: Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, HR8 2NL.
- Tel: (01531) 660687.