Eat In Herefordshire
Standing proud and strong, this fine Georgian mansion sits within Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape. This year, we’re embarking on our ambitious Garden Project. This aims to restore, revive and reimagine ‘Capability’ Brown’s iconic walled garden and pleasure grounds for future generations. We’re working in partnership with local community groups to ensure the vision for the gardens are co-created and beneficial for the local community. We need to raise £200,000 to repair the garden walls, including the rare curved section, which is one of only two left surviving in this style. From July 2019, you’ll be able to step inside and explore this area for the first time. Find out how you can support the project on your next visit and ask the team about the various fundraising events and gardening workshops we have planned for the coming year. In the centre of the walled garden, you can discover ‘LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!’, a bold contemporary pavilion designed by internationally renowned artists, Heather and Ivan Morison. Inspired by Berrington’s Georgian origins and eighteenth-century culture, this 8-metre-tall by 8-metre-wide pink structure inhabits the walled garden; highlighting the importance of this piece of ‘living history’ as the final masterpiece of ‘Capability’ […]
At Frome Valley Vineyard there is a 1.5ha vineyard with nine different vine varieties. Classic English sparkling and still wines are made from the vineyard set among the orchards and hopyards of the Frome Valley. There is also a demonstration vineyard showing the main trellising systems used throughout the world. The shop sells seven still wines together with the award winning sparkling wine as wells as cider, brandy and other wine related gifts. Visit the winery and taste the wine and go on a tour round the demonstration vineyard. Opening times: WINERY: April-September:Tuesday-Thursday 11.30am-5.00pm or by arrangement. TOURS AND TASTINGS: By appointment. Please contact: 01885 490768 If you are travelling any distance please call us to ensure that we are available to meet you. We can accommodate groups of up to twenty people for tours and wine tastings. For more information please call: Jeanie Falconer, Owner 01885 490 768 or James Cumming, Vineyard Manager 07970 162 798
Chase Distillery is a family owned, British Field to Bottle distillery, creating fine spirits from their farm in Herefordshire. They set up their business in 2008 to challenge the status quo in the white spirits industry. If people are interested in the terroir for their wine or the barrel aging for their whisky, then why shouldn’t they be interested in how their white spirits have been crafted? Why Chase? Well, they grow British Potatoes which they distil into Chase Vodka and then blend or redistil into their range of spirits, including Chase GB Gin. The Chase family have a passion for farming and distil from scratch, taking 250 glorious Herefordshire potatoes to make every bottle. The quality of Chase’s products isn’t by chance. It takes meticulous dedication, craftsmanship and passion from the team. This approach, entirely from field to bottle, really makes Chase different and it is something you can taste in their spirits. Browse Chase Distillery’s Field to Bottle spirits here. Why not visit Chase Distillery, just four miles from Hereford City centre, where you can unlock some of the secrets and skills that go into creating their award-winning range of spirits on one of their unique tour and […]
Sleep In Herefordshire
Welcoming holiday retreat situated in the picturesque Golden Valley which Sleeps up to 8. Home Barn is a spacious, comfortable, easy-living barn conversion located on a model farm built in 1865, spanning 120 acres of farmland. Relax in the river garden, watch the sun go down seated by the river around our fit pit, have fun in games room with table-tennis and darts board, enjoy a BBQ with your family or friends, pick your own herbs for suppers. Visit the old watermill, fish in the brook, take a walk around our farmland. Enjoy local outdoor activities; walking, canoeing, cycling, mountain-climbing. Fantastic for groups and families. Very close to lively Ewyas Harold village with pubs, local shops, butchers, and fish & chips. Excellent restaurants nearby. Further a-field enjoy a day out to one of the beautiful border towns of Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, Monmouth or Abergavenny with their many attractions, or go exploring in the Wye Valley, Black mountains and Brecon Beacons. Home Barn is tastefully furnished with antique pine and stylish fabrics. The open-plan rustic kitchen/dining area contains a large pine table, kitchen units made by a local craftsman, electric cooker, dishwasher and washing machine. Large living room with comfy sofas, wood-burning […]
Bare Farm Cottage is a Stylish Farm Cottage within the heart of rural Herefordshire. Bare Farm Cottage offers a warm welcome with breathtaking views across the open Herefordshire countryside. Rich in history with a wealth of character and a clever mix of contemporary soft furnishings to further enhance its style. With open-plan living ideal for relaxing and catching up with friends and family. Often referred to as the Golden Valley the west of Herefordshire with it’s broad vale that separates Hereford from the Welsh Hills has plenty to offer throughout the year, for keen walkers and cyclists follow the earthworks known as Offa’s Dyke, or the Wye Valley walk which will take you through both meadow and orchard to rugged and remote uplands. With a great calendar of Herefordshire festivals to include the Hay-on-Wye festival, Ludlow Food festival and the great Cider Route. Also within easy access are attractions to include Kentchurch Court, Brobury House Gardens and Rowlestone Court. The accommodation offers four bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 twin. Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC. Shower room: with shower and WC on the ground floor. Lounge: with […]
Harlequin Bed & Breakfast offers luxury en-suite accommodation in a stunning and totally renovated and refurbished family home a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the historic market town of Ledbury. There are two beautifully appointed guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms, and all with brand new luxury beds, soft furnishings and bath linen. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and free-view TV. The owners take great pride in hospitality and look forward to welcoming all guests to the chef’s table for a sumptuous breakfast where every effort is made to use only the best and freshest locally sourced ingredients. There is also superfast free Wi-Fi for all guests ample parking space. With regret we are unable to accept children under the age of 12 or dogs/pets. Ledbury is an attractive market town in rural Herefordshire and has a good selection of shops, restaurants and other attractions. The city of Hereford and the towns of Ross-on-Wye, Cheltenham, Ludlow and Monmouth are all within easy reach. More locally there is Eastnor Castle and the beautiful Malvern Hills. All this and more makes staying at Harlequin B&B a great base to start your adventures! Book direct.
Brockhampton Invites visitors to discover more about key figures from the past At the heart of this 687-hectare (1700-acre) farmed estate lies Lower Brockhampton , a romantic timber-framed manor house dating back to the late 14th century. The house is surrounded by a moat and is entered via a charming timber-framed gatehouse, built 1530-40. There are miles of walks through orchards, park and woodland, featuring ancient trees, historic damson and apple orchards and the picturesque Lawn Pool. Brockhampton is home to a rich variety of wildlife, from rare bugs and beetles in our ancient orchards to a wide range of bird species which you might spot from our wildlife hide. Steeped in history, Brockhampton has witnessed many changes. Inside the manor house, explore 600 years of history and discover the families which have made this special place home. Each room takes you to a different era of history; from the wealthy landowners of medieval times to the Georgian gentleman who lived here before building a mansion house at the top of the hill. More recently the manor house was home to farming families including Mr and Mrs Dennett the gamekeeper and his wife and Val and Marion Freegard. Discover the […]
Kentchurch Court, home of the Lucas-Scudamore family has survived for nearly 1000 years through political alliances, intrigue, advantageous marriages and strong women! Lying beneath Garway Hill in the Monnow valley, close to the city of Hereford, this beautiful historic house and gardens are not to be missed whilst visiting Herefordshire. Features of the gardens include a Rhododendron wood, walled garden and a vegetable garden. Around 250 deer live in The Deer Park, where examples of ancient trees including Yew, Chestnut and a number of large Maple trees can be found. Kentchurch Court is Steeped in history dating back as far as 1058. Read more about the house, family and history. The gardens are open to the public from Good Friday to 30 September. The house is available for group visits of 5 or more, by appointment only. Please check the calendar for opening times and days. Kentchurch Court is a perfect destination for walkers and cyclists to use as a base. Taking advantage of the tea room for their refreshments. Painting groups are welcome to use the gardens and house for inspiration and car clubs often include Kentchurch Court in their itineraries. Dogs are welcome on leads and most of […]
A unique little garden centre with an astonishing range of plants – many locally grown. Inside we have a mesmerising selection of quality outdoor gifts, tools and wildlife products,as well as a wonderful large selection of wind chimes and garden ornaments. Part of The Hop Pocket Shopping Village
What’s On In Herefordshire
A contemporary art exhibition from 24 January
‘Song Of The Earth’ is the Spring 2019 exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery in Pembridge. The exhibition opens on Saturday March 2nd with drinks from 11am Encompassing a unique collection of hand picked, desirable, contemporary British fine art and craft including watercolours, textile collage, ceramic sculpture, painted wood and silver jewellery. Each piece inspired by nature, we hope this latest exhibition strikes a heartening mood of optimism. Heading the line up is self taught textile artist Barbara Shaw, who creates art using fabric like paint to construct her magnificent collage pictures. By hand-stitching or bonding many small pieces of fabric together in layers. She uses patterned and tactile materials in vibrant or subtle colours are useful as well as chiffon ribbons for shading, sparkly fabric for light, lace for intricate detail and tweed for texture all help to bring the artwork alive. Northumberland-based artist, Mary Ann Rogers, paints vibrant watercolour paintings full of energy, from an in-depth knowledge of her subject matter. Her studio is surrounded by the wild hills of Northumberland, whose inhabitants, along with her own menagerie of birds, feature in her work. Mary Ann’s work is highly collectable and she was warded ‘Best selling published artist’ by the Fine Art Trade Guild in 2009. […]
LEGO® Brick History exhibition is coming to Hereford! Brick History takes famous moments from history and imagines them in LEGO® bricks – how many do you recognise? From DNA and the Big Bang to Mozart, Martin Luther King and mobile phones, LEGO® artist Warren Elsmore and his team have created a celebration of our shared stories, struggles, and triumphs, made from everyone’s favourite Danish toy. From tiny recreations of Concorde and the Titanic that could fit in your hand, to a 1.5m square medieval castle bustling with activity, there are models to make you smile, to make you think, and to inspire you to build a better world. Tickets £2 child, £3.50 adult, £8.50 family (2 adults, 2 children), Under 5s free (Plus £1.50 booking fee per transaction) Book LEGO® tickets or call The Courtyard Box Office on 01432 340555. W: herefordshire.gov.uk
Join the multiple award-winning Hereford Gilbert & Sullivan Society for this year’s production of The Mikado, a topsy-turvy musical satire of English society set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu. Featuring some of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best-known songs, including ‘Three Little Maids’ and ‘I’ve Got A Little List’, it is the story of some unlucky star-crossed lovers, an unfilled beheadings quota at the county jail, and one enormous conspiracy with hilarious consequences. You will laugh out loud in the company of Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum, Pooh-Bah and Ko-Ko, with all the signature razor-sharp dialogue and fabulously catchy melodies of Gilbert & Sullivan. To find out what happens in the Town of Titipu, tickets are available at the Courtyard Box Office (01432 340555) or online https://www.courtyard.org.uk/events/the-mikado/ 20-23 March, Wednesday 7.30 and Saturday 2.30 £14, Thursday to Saturday 7.30 £16. Students £5 all performances. Schools matinee Wed 20th 2pm.