The popular ORCHARD CENTRE TAPROOM BAR is now open every Sunday till 18th September EXCEPT 19th June The Royal Three Counties Show 26th June Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival 10th July Great Malvern Food Festival 31st July Welland Steam Rally. Any other alterations will be shown here.

Dawn Chorus Day: Sunday 1st May

Dawn Chorus Day: Sunday 1st May. Meet 5am at the Orchard Centre. Walk begins at 5.15am – a gentle ramble round the orchard and wetlands, hopefully with morning mist rising and the sun breaking through – and of course, the birds singing!  Keith on hand to identify (and imitate them) for us! Wellies or strong boots … Read more

Blossom Day: 24th April

No organised walk ths year, but come and enjoy the pear blossom. The Tap Bar will be open from 12noon, so you can enjoy a glass of perry looking over the orchard. The orchards are grazed by sheep and cattle, so stout shoes are recommended. Dogs are welcome, but MUST be on a lead. Remember … Read more

Summer ‘Tap Bar’

The popular Orchard Centre ‘tap bar’ is now open again for the summer months – every Sunday from 12 to 7pm Come and enjoy the orchard surroundings, go for a wander, and enjoy a glass of cider or perry made on site. Food also available. See facebook page  – also has some great photos of the perry pear … Read more


The perry pears were packed up and taken to Malvern Autumn Show – and the display got an RHS 4 star award – just one off a gold!! There were exactly 100 varieties on show. Even children enjoyed trying to identify the perry pears!

Heritage Day 2021

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A great afternoon wasKODAK Digital Still Camera enjoyed by a lot of people on Sunday 19th Spetember.  About 40 folk took the opportunity of visiting the Water Mill in Hartpury by kind permission of Andrew Sleigh, and having tea in the Old Chapel Hall.
The Orchard Centre was busy especially over lunchtime with people enjoying the weather, the view, the Old Gloucester cattle, and the food – local produce ploughmans, and freshly made veggie pittas. And of course – the perry (and cider!) also added to the enjoyment!!!
There were 84 different perry pear varieties on display – not quite the world record. This still stands at 119!! Still a superb display. Quite a few perry pears were brought along for identification – some as far away as Wales!
So if you missed it — come along next year!! Watch this space, and the facebook page.