Eat In Herefordshire
Fancy an award-winning Sunday Roast? A pint in Britain’s Cider Pub of the Year? A leisurely lunch at the UK’s Best Slow Food Restaurant? Discover Herefordshire’s gourmet gems from award-winning pubs and restaurants to casual burger bars and coffee shops, quintessential tearooms and artisan farm shops.
Silver Circle Distillery produce handmade craft spirits in the Monmouthshire village of Catbrook, deep in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The distillery launched in June 2019 with the aim of developing an exciting spirits brand that uses local ingredients in unique products that are synonymous with the Wye Valley. A Welsh distillery, proud to be part of a growing scene of craft spirits producers in Wales.
Your Country department store – Oakchurch near Hereford. With over 90 local suppliers, Oakchurch Farm Shop at Staunton-on-Wye is a veritable culinary showcase for a true ‘Taste of Herefordshire’. The family owned and run business is proud to support fellow local farmers, growers and food and drinks producers. You’ll find an awesome food hall with butchery, deli and greengrocer, an amazing garden and plant centre, fashion, handbags, jewellery & watches, homeware, toys, gifts, a popular restaurant, homeware, cookshop and even cleaning materials. Oakchurch Farm Shop really does have everything you need all under one roof for a great day out. The Oakchurch farm supplies the butchery with their own melt-in-the-mouth award winning beef and a selection of soft fruit and vegetables and the cooks in the Oakchurch kitchens lovingly hand-make delicious ready-made meals, award winning pies, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, roulades, treacle tarts, yummy cakes and more. It’s no wonder the food hall at Oakchurch Farm Shop is fondly know by the locals as the ‘Harrods of Herefordshire.’ Of course, its the strawberries that Oakchurch Farm Shop is most famous for. That’s how it all started, and they’ve been growing them on the farm since 1970! Don’t forget to try […]
UPDATE: Online orders and deliveries only. Myrtle’s Kitchen is a small company which is big with flavour, creating new & exciting preserves that wake up the taste buds. All made traditionally by hand but with a contemporary twist. Using local knowledge and producer network to pick up the finest, freshest ingredients. It’s all about the personal touch with Myrtle’s Kitchen. “Mad as March Hares”. You have to be a little bit bonkers to be in the Myrtle’s crew who work hard, and laugh hard. Every day in their Herefordshire based kitchen is a joy, especially as if you walk out of the door you have a spectacular view of the Malvern Hills. Life doesn’t get much better. Myrtle’s Kitchen did start with a mango and making copious amounts of the now award winning mango chutney for friends and family. That was in 2014 and now they have a diverse range which continues to grow in number and sells from delicatessens to farm shops.
Sleep In Herefordshire
For brilliant places to stay in Herefordshire, whether you’re a couple look for a romantic break in the country or a city weekend of culture, a family wanting to run free with the kids Herefordshire, or a group getting together for a special occasion, Herefordshire has all kinds of accommodation perfect for you. Try luxury glamping in our fragrant orchards, hire a historic holiday house, wake up refreshed in a farmhouse bed and breakfast, or indulge in a boutique hotel experience. Find these and more below …
Overlooking the Black Mountains, Cabalva Estate is a traditional sheep, beef and perry pear farm situated in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. For an unforgettable holiday in a unique holiday property you can choose between Mill Cottage, a delightful one bedroom house on the banks of the River Wye, and Cwm Pelved – a stunning six bedroom property with unrivalled views. Cwm Pelved is a lovingly restored six bedroom holiday home with exceptional entertaining space and unrivalled views of some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. Enjoy total privacy and escape the noise (excepting the sheep in the field next door) in Cwm Pelved’s unique setting on a hillside accessed by its own private drive. There’s masses of space to relax and unwind. Choose between the large open plan kitchen with sofas and wood burning stove, the traditional living area with oak beams and piano, the big snug room with enormous working fireplace or the large conservatory with fabulous views down the valley. Bedrooms are at either end of the house making it ideal for two or more families to spend time together while having their own space. There’s a wide range of local activities for you to enjoy including […]
Iconic hotel in City centre location With a full refurbishment underway in 2019, this grand old hotel is getting a major face lift. Whenever you visit this year, all are guaranteed a warm welcome from the friendly staff and a comfortable stay in one of the 83 bedrooms. Whether looking for a romantic break, a trip with friends, a family getaway or solo business trip there is a room to suit every traveller. All rooms are en suite and benefit from free WiFi. Guests and day visitors alike will soon be able to enjoy some of the best food and drink Herefordshire has to offer in the hotel coffee shop, restaurant, cocktail bar or lounge – please check the website for launch dates! The Hereford (Restaurant) Welcoming residents and non-resident, The Hereford, will launch in September 2019 with an exciting menu of modern British food. Look for light lunches, a la carte evening menus and classic Sunday roasts, with local produce and of course Hereford steak featuring highly on the menu. The Hereford Restaurant (Opening Sunday 1st September) Monday-Saturday Lunch 12.00 – 14.30 Monday – Thursday Dinner 18.00-21.30 Friday – Saturday Dinner 18.00-22.00 Sunday Extended Lunch 12.00-20.30 Bookings can be […]
The Hereford Camping and Caravanning Club Site is an award-winning, well-maintained touring campsite. Set in 24 acres, with 102 pitches and home to its very own fishing lake, our site is perfect for a truly peaceful camping holiday. Hereford offers the perfect escape in your motorhome, caravan or tent. The rural location is peaceful and idyllic, but there is plenty to explore across the surrounding areas providing adventure and entertainment. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the Forest of Dean and Black Mountains, where activity options include the Herefordshire Cider Route, a driving or cycling tour of the county’s farms, orchards and pubs, and starts at the Cider Museum in Hereford. History lovers will also enjoy a visit to Hereford Cathedral home of the Mappa Mundi and the 17th Century Chained Library. The market town of Ledbury also offers many attractions including the old black and white Market House on stilts and the Heritage Centre. Nearby Eastnor Castle is surrounded by a deer park, arboretum and lake. With stunning views, wildlife and excellent facilities, you’ll be settled in and enjoying your break before you know it, and there’s no need to travel far to stock up on food and cupboard essentials. […]
Here you’ll find Herefordshire’s historic Castles and Country Houses, gorgeous Gardens, Museums and places of interest, as well as Activities, Shopping destinations and lots of inspiration on what to see, explore and enjoy.
Battlelands is a family run activity centre based in the Herefordshire hills offering three great activities; Paintball, Laser Clay Shooting & Splatmaster. The perfect venue for birthday parties looking for a memorable way to celebrate; corporate and school groups who are looking for team building; hen, stag parties; plus groups of friends who’d like to break out of their normal routine with an action-packed day out. All group sizes can be accommodated with activities for those who are 8 years upwards. The on-site Glamping area, Up On A Hill, can be booked exclusively and offers three luxury lotus belle tents and a shepherd hut. Stay, Play and Partaaay !! Also see Laserclayz and The Viking Games
Meadow Arts – Contemporary art in unusual places At meadow Arts as well as a vibrant exhibition programme at partner venues across the West Midlands, Meadow Arts places public artworks at sites in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire as part of its Public Commissions programme. They bring work by artists who usually exhibit in galleries in major cities in the UK and abroad to local spaces, where the artwork can shed a new light on the stories and traditions of that place, giving new audiences a chance to discover the art. The artworks in the programmes have often been commissioned by contemporary artists at the cutting edge of artistic practice and range from artists who live within the region, to national and international artists. More works can be seen in Worcestershire and Shropshire. Visit the website to see where you can see them.
The jewel in the crown of Herefordshire homes Hellens Manor still serves as a residence but is also open to the public, administered by the Pennington-Mellor-Munthe Charity Trust, and hosting tour groups as well as cultural events such as lectures, concerts, school field-trips, and literary discussions, forming a key part of the cultural life of Much Marcle. The inside of the manor is impressive with Tudor style architecture and fine delicacies. The manor was originally occupied by French Monks but a short while after in the year of 1096 the manor was granted to the De Balun family who became witnesses of the signing of the Magna Carta. In 1301 Hellens went to Lords Audley, a nephew James who was companion to the Black Prince rented the manor for a pair of silver spurs. Afterwards he then leased the manor to Walter De Helyon who then later gave his name to the house. Over the following centuries the manor passed through several hands including those of Richard Walwyn who became occupier of Hellens Manor in the late 14th century, in the 15th century the wealthy family made many changes to the house. The Audleys and Walwyns held court in the […]
What’s On In Herefordshire
Herefordshire’s most comprehensive calendar of events from Food and Music Festivals to Country Shows, Christmas Markets and Fairs, Theatre and Arts events, Exhibitions and special celebrations.
May Fair 900 is an exhibition celebrating 900 years of Hereford May Fair, the oldest surviving chartered fair in Britain, and will be displayed at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery. Historical fairground memorabilia and photographs, archive footage and stories of all the fun of the fair. Exhibition opening and access are subject to current Covid-19 restrictions. Please check the website for updates on opening days and times. Visit the May Fair 900 page for more information and details of the celebrations happening from April through to August. Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little, the museum and gallery have kept up with the times.
In the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library, today’s calligraphers meet medieval scribes in this new special exhibition resulting from a year-long collaboration between Hereford Cathedral Library and Shropshire Scribes. Early in 2020, before the first lockdown, members of Shropshire Scribes visited Hereford Cathedral to take a close look at manuscripts from its renowned Chained Library and choose some as starting points for their own work. The ‘Hands across the centuries exhibition’ enables all to see the results: an amazingly diverse, lively and colourful display of new pieces alongside the medieval manuscripts which inspired them. Shropshire Scribes is a well-established group of both amateur and professional calligraphers who hold monthly workshops and exhibit regularly in the Shrewsbury area. The group includes beginners and expert artists, from school age to octogenarian, and they combine centuries-old techniques and materials with contemporary approaches. This exhibition allows visitors to experience the fascinating art and craft of calligraphy, an important part of which is the appreciation of the skills and artistry of medieval scribes. Rosemary Firman, Cathedral Librarian, said: “The exhibition is a true meeting of minds, as well as hands, across the ages. Starting from some of our most beautiful manuscripts the Shropshire Scribes have […]
Ever yearned to go ‘hands on’ with a potter’s wheel…or maybe you need to fine tune your technique? Whatever your experience, beginner or improver, this is the course for you. Small friendly groups ensure plenty of individual attention and guidance. Participants are consistently amazed at what they achieve in a day! Due to social distancing and public health we are limiting the number of participants to x6 and there will be no other activities taking place in the studio whilst the course is running. Cost: £150 Includes firing, glazing (1-3 pots) and the cost of posting your masterpieces. Cost: £150 Includes refreshments, lunch, firing, glazing (1-3 pots) and the cost of posting your masterpieces. How to book: Please contact the Pottery to check availability firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01531 633886. W: www.eastnorpottery.co.uk
In these unusual times we face the 2021 Offa’s Dyke 15 has been rerouted to England only due to restrictions in Wales. Entries will be limited but following in the usual style everyone who attends will get their beautiful race medal, and there will be prizes for teams, the first three males and females, and age group prizes too. It is a 9.1 mile route, now starting and finishing at Lady Hawkins School, Kington, Hereford HR5 3AR. This is the normal venue for the finish. Runners will be started in groups, fastest first. Start times will be sent out by email and posted on this web site. Race numbers and timing chips will be sent in the post. Refreshments will be available before and after the race. Due to covid restrictions there will be no secure baggage drop, so any items you leave at the start / finish should not be valuable. For similar reasons there will be no changing or showers. The History of Offa’s Dyke 15 The race began in 1977, became hugely popular for its beauty and the challenge, and it ran until 2002 when foot and mouth put a stop to it. In 2015, after tracking […]