The Thompsons move to Oldfields.
‘One thing dad brought with us was some cider making equipment he’d bought off an old boy in Cowsden.’ - Geoff Thompson
Hop picking always saw a lot of cider being drunk, especially at the ‘end-of-picking’ parties.
Hobson’s Brewery is founded by
Nick Davis and his father Jim.
Initially they planted 40 acres but would eventually expand that to 60 in 2016.
Hobsons and Oldfields put their heads together and decide to start producing a quality local cider and so Oldfields Cider was born!
Oldfields Cider is included in The Independent’s Top 10 Ciders and is chosen as the Best Drinks Producer in Worcestershire by Visit Worcestershire.
What a bloody good year that was.
That autumn they begin the annual tradition of making cider on the farm.
The Thompsons start growing hops at Little Lambswick farm just down the road from Oldfields.
Little Lambswick start supplying hops to Hobsons Brewery.
The Thompsons begin planting cider apple orchards.
By 2017 Oldfields Cider has become fully in-house with its own bottling and kegging plant.
"We are proud to be accredited with Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA), a credit to the high standards we maintain throughout the business."