The Blue Room Restaurant at Longworth Hall offers a new concept in Fine Dining & Traditional Afternoon Tea. With arched alcoves, open log fire and antique paintings and prints, the restaurant is the perfect setting for Afternoon Tea, romantic dinners, or any excuse to eat fine food. Longworth Hall Hotel is a tastefully refurbished Georgian mansion set in beautiful Countryside in Lugwardine in Herefordshire. The restaurant serves fresh and creative dishes with a modern european flavour using locally sourced ingredients where possible. The chef specialises in an exciting take on matching meats, fish, and vegetarian dishes along with fresh hand made filled raviolis, tortellinis and gnocchi In some dishes, the protein becomes the side element with the pasta being the star. At the heart of the kitchen is the philosophy of keeping cookery traditional, food delicious and served in a modern way. Fine dining in a comfortable and relaxed Georgian home. Afternoon tea is available for parties of 2 or more and must be booked in advance. Tea is taken either in the restaurant, in the lounge or in the gardens, the choice is yours. Opening Hours Afternoon Tea – Daily from 12pm until 5pm – Reservations only Lunch – Friday […]
Included in the 20 of the most charming UK city hotels by The Good Hotel Guide 2017. Castle House Hotel is a family-owned boutique hotel in the heart of the city of Hereford just a two-minute walk from the medieval Hereford Cathedral. A classic Georgian villa, the hotel has 24 individually designed luxury suites and bedrooms including 8 in its more contemporary townhouse, Number 25, just a few yards away. It’s pretty, terraced garden beside the old Hereford Castle moat is a perfect place for al fresco dining. Castle House is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and Wye Valley as well as the historic city of Hereford, with its magnificent cathedral, the world-famous Mappa Mundi and Chain Library and the beautiful river Wye running through. Castle House Hotel has been chosen as one of The Sunday Telegraph’s Hotel Guru Fiona Duncan’s top 10 UK hotels for 2016 for her ”most memorable stay” Also featured in USA Today, America’s leading newspaper and website. Castle House Restaurant and The Ballingham Bar & Bistro Visitors are spoilt for choice at Castle House with the two-rosette Castle Restaurant overlooking the old Hereford Castle moat, and the more informal Ballingham Bar and Bistro. It’s […]
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
Situated in the fairytale black and white Tudor village of Weobley, 16th century Mellington House is a small family run B&B providing good quality village centre accommodation for both long and short stays in this beautiful area. A flexible approach offers the option of both bed and breakfast or self catering in each of the characterful, well equipped, individually accessed ‘apartments’ in the house. The great location ensures that you are close to shops, pubs and the village restaurants and within walking distance of local amenities and countryside walks. Accommodation apartments are comfortably furnished and all rooms have their own access to the front and rear of the house. There is more than an acre of gardens for guests to enjoy and footpaths leading into the surrounding countryside are all right on the doorstep. An excellent base from which to explore this truly beautiful part of the world. 4 Bed & Breakfast/Self catering apartments, sleeping 2-4 people
Regularly earning accolades for eco credentials, delicious breakfasts and exceptional reviews, owner Juliet Williams prides herself in delivering an unrivalled customer experience. Lowe Farm – WINNER OF THE COVERTED 2016 ROSE AWARD – presented to just 100 tourism providers across England as Visit England’s industry honour in Recognition Of Service Excellence. Set between the pretty market towns of Kington and Leominster in Pembridge, Lowe Farm is a characterful 600 year old farmhouse accommodation showcases Visit England 4 Star Gold Award accommodation at its finest. Located on 200 acres of rolling farmland, along Herefordshire’s famous Black and White Village trail, a stay here is peaceful, picturesque and rejuvenating. All rooms at Lowe Farm are en-suite with beautiful views of the large gardens and surrounding countryside. Enjoy tea and coffee-making facilities, fragrant toiletries, silent fridges, flat screen TVs and music stations. The important extras are taken care of too: a hair dryer, pristine robes, additional pillows and blankets, a torch, a fan, shoe buffer, writing materials, complimentary postcards and a bedroom information folder are all at hand. For breakfast expect fresh and seasonal local produce, including vegetables straight from Juliet’s own organic kitchen garden, is the mainstay of our dishes. Locally made preserves sit […]
Holly Lodge is everything you need for a carefree country holiday Holly Lodge has been converted to a high English Tourist Board 3 Star standard and is situated adjacent to Holly Tree Cottage which was built in the 17th century in the traditional Herefordshire half-timbered style. You will find everything you need for a carefree country holiday; with ample off-road parking, the Lodge is fully furnished for four adults, with two country-style bedrooms; one double and two singles The kitchen is well-equipped with a full-sized electric cooker, microwave and refrigerator with ice box. The comfortably-furnished spacious sitting room is triple aspect, with colour television, electric fire, books and games. Double french doors lead to a patio garden for the use of the Lodge guests. The bathroom is also on the ground floor and is equipped with a full-sized bath with shower over, also a shaver point. Upstairs, the bedrooms are in the cottage style with sloping ceilings: The double bedroom is galleried and overlooks the kitchen; the raised area at one end affords good views of the distant hills. The other bedroom has twin beds. Each room has ample drawer space and a wardrobe is provided on the landing. Bed linen, […]
Magical Aardvark Books is situated in a series of stone barns in Brampton Bryan Brampton Bryan is an historic and beautiful village in the north of Herefordshire on the Shropshire border on the A4113 road between Leintwardine and Knighton. Aardvark Books bookshop contains over 50,000 new and second hand titles across all subject areas, and has a very popular café which serves refreshments, home-made cakes and light lunches. Almost all new books are half-price or less, and the shop includes a fantastic range of books from latest blockbusters to antiquarian gems. There is ample parking for cars and coaches, and the café can seat 40 people comfortably. Throughout the year Aardvark organises a range of events including art exhibitions, a Civil War Re-enactment in conjunction with the English Civil War Society (in August), plus markets and music events. For more details of events have a look on their website. Open 7 Days a Week: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
If you like exhilarating, challenging and above all fun activities in the great outdoors, Oaker Wood Leisure is the place for you. This vast and exciting woodland activity site between Leominster and Ludlow provides Paintball and Junior Paintball, Quad Bike Trekking, Junior Quads, Aerial Tree Trekking, Super Swing, Zip Wire, Climbing & Monkey Climbing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Raft Building, Low Rope Adventure Trail, Target Shooting Range. Two Glamping Villages provide accommodation and can be booked exclusively for your group, each village accommodates up to 50 people. Oaker Wood Leisure is ideal for childrens’ holiday activity days and teen paintball days, stag and hen parties, glamping weekends, children’s parties, school groups and residentials, junior rugby tours, corporate team building away-days and corporate camps. Don’t worry if you only have a small group. Subject to availability they offer some activities for small numbers, perfect for family activities or a few friends. W: oakerwoodleisure.co.uk
Set in beautiful countryside, HS Activities is perfectly placed for a rural day of activities in Herefordshire, making some noise and letting off steam. The five acre site is dedicated to playing Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Laser Tag and Air Gun Shooting, all in a safe and enjoyable environment. With plenty of off-road parking and supervision by enthusiastic and energetic marshals, this is an ideal location for a group activity, corporate team building or fun day, family group or a friends get together. Stag and Hen parties are very welcome. What’s more, the holiday cottage complex that adjoins the activity site, at Much Dewchurch Holiday Cottages, is perfect to make it a longer break or corporate exercise, with its group accommodation capacity if required. There is even a pub conveniently just down the road to delight one another with all your tales of bravery at the end of a hard day’s play. Find out more from the friendly team on: 01981 540008. Visit website.
What’s On In Herefordshire
See the fantastic range of films at the courtyard in Hereford this January including: FILM Thu 2, 11.15am & Sat 4, 11am Frozen 2 (U) Thu 2, 2.30 & 5.15pm Aeronauts (pg) Thu 2, 7.30pm & Sun 5, 7.45pm Western stars (pg) Fri 3 – Wed 8 Harriet (tbc) Fri 3 – Wed 15 The Good Liar (15) Fri 3 – Thu 9 JOKER (15) Mon 6 – Thu 9 The Farewell (pg) Fri 17, 11am & Thu 23, 11am La Belle Epoque (15) Fri 10 – Fri 31 Cats (tbc) Mon 13 – Wed 15 Monos (15) Fri 17 – Sat 25 Le Mans ’66 (12a) Sat 18, 11am Abominable (u) Sat 18, 5.15pm CULT CLASSIC: MIDNIGHT COWBOY (18) Plus free screening of My Dad’s Name Was Huw. He Was An Alcoholic Poet, a short animation by Hereford artist Fred Griffiths at 5pm. Sun 19, 7pm & Mon 20, 7pm The Irishman (15) Fri 24 – Thu 30 1917 (tbc) Wed 29, 5pm Calamity Jane Singalong (u) Free pre-film Barn Dance from 4pm Thu 30, 5pm Tommy (15) LIVE SCREENINGS Saturday 4 | 7pm ANDRE RIEU – 70 YEARS YOUNG Tickets £15 Sunday 5 | 3pm ANDRE RIEU – 70 YEARS YOUNG Tickets £15 Saturday […]
Join in another of The Courtyard’s spectacular tea dances hosted by Rachel Freeman from Everybody Dance. This fun and nostalgic dementia friendly event will brighten up anyone’s day. Full of music, tea, cakes and dancing, plus students will be coming along to perform and join in the fun. W: courtyard.org.uk
Part of Music in Quiet Places – A concert of Baroque Music by Maggie Faultless and her ensemble ‘Music for a While’. Prof. Maggie Faultless is Head of Historical Performance at The Royal Academy of Music and a leading authority on 18th Century music. Her ensemble will work with Herefordshire young musicians during the day, and the evening performance by Music for a While will include a programme of Baroque music for all the family. There will be a masterclass during the day followed by the concert in the evening. Margaret Faultless is an internationally renowned specialist in historical performance practice, both as a violinist and a director. Performing music from Monteverdi to the present day, she is now best known as an interpreter of eighteenth-century repertoire. There will also be an organ piece played by the very talented Michael d’Avanzo, an organ scholar in the sixth form at the Cathedral School. Tickets are £10 each and can be found here.