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Talk and tasting with Adam Wells- 2pm, 26th May

Talk and tasting with Adam Wells- 2pm, 26th May

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Join us for a talk and tasting in the Artistraw cider garden (Clifford, Herefordshire, HR3 5EZ) with renowned perry expert and author Adam Wells!

To celebrate the launch of ‘Perry: a Drinker’s Guide’ we are delighted to welcome the author himself to explain the origins of this oft unfairly overlooked drink. To further bring the story to life you’ll be invited to taste perries from some of Herefordshire’s finest makers along the way.

After the talk, you are welcome stay and relax, wander the orchard, admire the amazing views of the Black Mountains or have a glass of something delicious and locally made from the bar.

A bit more about Adam Wells:

Adam Wells: Adam is a drinks writer whose cider and perry hobby has spiralled wildly out of hand. A wine industry alumnus now working for Waterford Whisky and Renegade Rum, in his spare time he is the editor and lead writer on, the world’s leading source of long-form content on and reviews of cider and perry. Beyond Cider Review he has written for Burum Collective, Pellicle, and Malus amongst others and become a semi-regular speaker and competition judge. Perry: A Drinker’s Guide is his first book. He is prevented from writing more by an amateur theatre habit he can’t quite kick and a small cat called Nutmeg who loves sitting on keyboards.


The basic info:

1pm: The garden and bar open

2pm: Talk and tasting with Adam Wells. (ticket holders only)

3pm- late: Bar and orchard remain open (no ticket required).


Can I buy a signed copy of Perry: a drinkers guide at the event?

Yes! Copies are priced at £17.99 each.

Will the event take place outside?

We are fully planning for glorious sunshine and an outdoor event. However, if the weather looks dreadful 24 hours ahead of the event we will use our indoor back up venue (the nearby Hardwicke Hall). Ticket holders will receive an email to confirm either way.

Is there parking at the venue?

There is very limited parking at Artistraw Cider. Alternatively please park at St. Mary’s Church (///delighted.wicked.hardback) which is a 5min walk away from the venue.

How to find us:

Our postcode can sometimes direct people into the neighbours cow field so we recommend you use the google pin drop for Artistraw Cider which is 100% accurate!

Our what3words is winemaker/placidly/stung

Can children attend?

Children are welcome (under 18’s can attend for free and do not need a ticket) although they will not be allowed to participate in the tasting.


Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome although please be aware that we have free range chickens roaming the orchard and two inquisitve kittens!

What time does the event finish?

The talk will last around an hour. After that the bar will stay open until around 6pm or as long as there are people who fancy a glass of cider or perry.

Will there be any food?

We're afraid not but you're welcome to bring along a picnic providing all litter is disposed of in the bins/ recycling provided or taken home. We kindly ask that you don't bring your own drinks as we rely on the bar takings to cover the cost of putting on the event.

Are there toilets at the venue?

There is a lovely clean compost loo at the top of the orchard.


We can accept cancellations and will provide full refunds up until 48 hours before the event. In order to help us plan for the event, cancellations after this point are non-refundable. Thanks for understanding.

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