Instone Court is a family farm on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. Sidney Parker bought the farm in 1919 and later established S. J. Parker and Son which is still trading today under the careful hands of his grandson Simon Parker and his wife Elaine.
As a traditional Herefordshire farm we grow hops (our passion), cider fruit and Bramleys along with more unusual cobnuts and soft fruit. We also have free-range laying hens and run pedigree Ryeland, Coloured Ryeland and Dutch Spotted Sheep along with a commercial flock.
Simon is passionate about hops and in addition to being a director of Hawkbrand hops, has an active part in the British Hop Association with the aim of promoting the use of British hops and developing new and exciting aromas.
In 2017 we installed a vending machine to offer farm fresh produce 24/7. We are thrilled with the success of this venture and hope to expand in the near future.