crafts and produce round malvern

 

Crafts and Produce- Malvern and environs

Malvern sits on the border between Worcestershire and Herefordshire. It is a beautiful rural area and is a centre for crafts, for fresh produce, and for wines, beer and cider. Buy a hand made musical instrument, some fine furniture, order a hamper or a case of British wine, Cider or real Herefordshire ale.

                          

          Malvern Hills Arts and Crafts Guild -
                     http://www.malverngallery.co.uk/

The Malvern Hills Art and Crafts Guild exists to promote awareness of the wealth of talent and to encourage the development of people's skills within the Malvern Hills area of Worcestershire, England. The Malvern Hills Gallery is a unique visual experience, bringing together the work of the local artists and craftspeople who are members of the guild. This site gives details of current exhibitions, with links to local artists and examples of work available in the Gallery
 

               Oliver Wadsworth - lute

                Oliver Wadsworth, Luthier-
 
                   http://www.wadsworth-lutes.co.uk

We are privileged to have one of the country's finest instrument makers in our local area. Oliver Wadsworth, based in Worcester, is a maker of lutes and early instruments of the guitar family. Take a look at his gallery to see the beautiful shapes and sheens of the wood, the intricacies of the roses - these are works of art before we even think about the music they might make.

                                                     

 

Wobage Farm -

www.malverngallery.co.uk

The gallery at Wobage farm is run by Sheila Casson, wife of recently departed and greatly missed pottery legend Mick Casson showing ceramics, woodwork and Jewellery by a group of local makers including Jeremy Steward, Petra Reynolds and Patia Davis There are also a variety of pottery workshops run at Wobage -www.workshops-at-wobage.co.uk

The Hop Pocket Crafts -www.thehoppocket.com

The Hop Pocket Craft Centre is a large craft and gift centre located in rural Herefordshire, midway between the cities of Worcester and Hereford. Besides the Craft Centre there is the Farmhouse Fayre Restaurant, a plant centre and over 20 unique and independent shops

Timothy Hawkins Fine Furniture- www.finefurniture.co.uk

Tim Hawkins set up Fine Furniture in Herefordshire in 1980 and now works with his team of three dedicated furniture makers. e. Designing and building in solid woods, Tim often highlights pieces with inlays. The selection of woods includes oak, elm, maple, ash, black walnut, yew and purpleheart to name but a few.

 

Local Food and Drink

Malvern Hills Brewery - www.malvernhillsbrewery.co.uk

Perched high on the northern slopes of the Malvern Hills, Malvern Hills Brewery is probably the highest brewery in England, at over 600 feet above sea level. Brewer and owner, Julian Hawthornthwaite, is proud to craft imaginative and distinctive beers using hops sourced from a local hop merchant.

                                             three choirs wines

Three Choirs vineyard -www.three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk

England's leading and most awarded, single estate vineyard. As well as the sale of their own wines and beer from Whittington's Brewery, also on the site, there are wine tastings, tours, a restaurant, and you can even spend the night in luxury

wines and vines

Coddington Vineyard -www.coddingtonvineyard.com

Coddington Vineyard is a well established English vineyard, having been planted mainly in 1985. It is situated a few miles west of the Malvern Hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The vineyard has been described as one of the most beautiful of English vineyards. Wines can be bought from the onsite shop, or by mail order. Tours of the vineyard and beautiful gardens can be arranged, and there is a holiday cottage on site.
 

wine and grapes

Tiltridge Farm Vineyard - www.tiltridge.com

Tiltridge Vineyard is situated in the Severn Valley approximately one mile west of the attractive riverside town of Upton-upon-Severn and close to the Malvern Hills. The vineyard itself is a small family-run concern which began life in the Springs of 1988 and 1989 when the two vineyards were planted. The first commercial crop was picked in 1991 and the vineyard have been open to the public since 1992. Bed and breakfast is also available at Tiltridge farmhouse.

 

Cridlan and Walker - www.cridlanandwalker.co.uk

Malvern's organic butcher and fruiterer. Established in 1830, Cridlan & Walker have even supplied meat to Queen Victoria.  Shopping on line is available for a variety of products.

                          Cheese from Ansteys

Ansteys - cheese and other delights - www.ansteys.com

Ansteys is a Worcestershire cheesemaker with specialist varieties such as Worcester sauce cheese. Cheese can be bought on line as well as hampers, cheese knives and other cheese related hardware!!