Founded in 2017 by Tom Tibbits and Lydia Crimp, Artistraw make award winning cider from 100% pure juice and lots of love in rural Herefordshire.
Artistraw is a corruption of the old Herefordian word for shrew – an animal we are blessed with many of in the fields here at Artistraw HQ. In his eponymous diaries, Kilvert mentions the local pub, the Swan Inn, and its proprietor Price getting very excited by a ‘Hardy-straw’ on the banks of the Wye at Bredwardine – less than a mile from our cider mill. That was in 1870, and shrews are still a-plenty in this neck of the woods! We love our old orchard – a haven for wildlife and conservation of our diverse natural world – organic in all but certification – unsprayed for at least forty years.