Walk & Talk

Hop Walk, Microbrewery & Cider Mill Visit

SATURDAY, 10th September. 11:00 - 15:30 BST

By the Midland Section

SATURDAY, 10th September

Start: 11:00 at Spilsbury & Jones Microbrewery

End: 15:30 at Oldfields Cider Mill



Spilsbury & Jones Brewing Company,
Orleton Court Farm, Stanford Bridge,
WR6 65U

Oldfields Cider Mill, Oldfields Farm,
Frith Common, Tenbury Wells,
WR15 8JX


The IBD Midland Section would like to invite its members to a Hop Walk, Microbrewery & Cider Mill Visit in Worcestershire.

The event will start with an informative tour of the hop yards led by Hop Grower Tom Spilsbury. During this tour, guests will be able to see the hops being processed and dried

Following the hop walk, Oldfields Tour Guide Geoff Thompson will take the group to visit Oldfields Cider Mill. There will be an opportunity to sample Oldfields Craft Cider made with apples grown from the farm's orchards.



  • Tom Spilsbury, Farm owner & Hop Champion, Spilsbury & Jones Brewing Company
  • Tony Jones, Master Brewer, Spilsbury & Jones Brewing Company
  •  Geoff Thompson, Tour Guide, Oldfields Cider Mill



11:00 - 12:30: Tour of the hop yards and hop kiln with commentary from Tom Spilsbury
12:30 – 13:30: Informal pizza lunch and viewing of Spilsbury & Jones Craft brewery
13:30 – 14:00: Transfer to Oldfields Farm
14:00 - 15:30: Tour of Oldfields Cider Mill operations

Please wear enclosed outdoor footwear and suitable clothing for the hop and orchard walks.

Local transport is not available.


Why You Should Attend:

  • Tour the 2022 hops and gather insight from Hop Champion Tom Spilsbury
  • View hop stripping plant and hop kiln
  • Network with fellow peers in the industry



To book, email Tony Jones at anthony448jones@btinternet.com

A maximum of 30 tickets are available for IBD Members only.

Deadline to book: Friday, 2nd September.