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The debonair & dashing Travelling Gourmet TM Dr. Michael Lim

 Waxes lyrical about…

 Hereford CIDER and Wine from…


MERRIE olde England!

Bulmers Cider in Hereford is the world’s largest maker of Cider. Since 1885 crafting  tip-top cider to quench your thirst after a hard day’s work! Alas, since 2008, it has been owned by Dutch brewer Heineken. Never mind, Bulmers excellent cider lives on, and its Museum is not to be missed. Nothing quite like a chilled glass of vitamin rich low alcohol Bulmers Cider with some Herefordshire Cheese and Pickles!



BULMERS ORIGINAL…a good balance of sharp tangy apples with sweet apples from orchards in Herefordshire, this medium-sweet cider is really good with Fish & Chips and sharp, piquant cheeses like Red Leicester with honey & caramelized onions! Another favourite is SARAH’S RED APPLE CIDER! Medium bodied, elegant and smooth taste with a bittersweet finish pleasures your palate. This showcases the true fruit taste-profile of premium Herefordshire red apples! I like to go to The Grapes in a quiet part of Hereford, which is a “garrison pub” popular with soldiers in HM Armed Forces, now owned by an Irish family. There I partake of beer, real ale plus cider and hearty “pub grub”.


ALL about Captivating CIDER! CIDER Museum

As Mr. Spock always on Star Trek, “Fascinating…” Visiting is a fascinating learning experience. You will discover just how apples are pressed and…how the golden juice is fermented to produce cider. Explore original champagne cider cellars and view cider-making equipment plus a cooper’s barrel making workshop & a vat house. The museum was a cider making factory. Marvellous collection of old English lead crystal cider glasses from the 18th century onwards intrigues. The visitor can also listen to oral history recordings. Get unique souvenirs for your loved ones in the Gift Shop from an enticing range of ciders! The Tea Room offers light refreshments.

The Cider Museum of Hereford
Pomona Place,

Hereford HR4 0EF


The Museum is open daily except Sunday from 10.30am – 4.30pm ALL YEAR including Bank Holidays


Prize winning English wine is now famous! Yes, forget Bordeaux drink Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Brut sparkling wine with 12% abv. From West Chiltington with a creamy mouthfeel and tempting notes of Yuzu lemon tarte! Zum Wohl! (German toast)

What the Hell, they started decorating for Christmas in the malla at the end of SEPTEMBER so The Travelling Gourmet TM sincerely and warmly wishes all you loyal readers —>>>

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL! Keep calm and drink CIDER & Wine! 🙂

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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