Eat In Herefordshire
Elegant Georgian hotel set on the edge of the beautiful city of Hereford. Aylestone Court is a beautiful home-from-home where guests can retreat and relax in comfort to enjoy good food and great hospitality. Originally a grand family home, Aylestone Court has been lovingly restored to the hotel it is today, offering 6 en suite guest bedrooms, 2 dining rooms, a licensed bar and guests’ sitting room. The Grade II listed property has retained many original features such as the pretty shuttered windows, marble fireplaces, sparkling chandeliers and some period antiques. It is discreetly elegant throughout while retaining a cosy homely air. The bedrooms are all en suite, some fitted with baths and all with showers, with modern features including televisions, irons and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant offers a daily evening menu for guests using locally sourced produce wherever possible and breakfast is equally delicious with buffet options of fruit, cereals and yoghurts followed by traditional cooked dishes. Private parking is provided for all guests and the train and bus stations are less than 5 minutes on foot. The historic city centre is a 10 minute walk, as is the Old Market which houses a range of shops and restaurants. Book […]
The Harp at Old Radnor is a lovely old Welsh longhouse inn perched on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Radnor Valley, close to the Powys/Herefordshire border. Independently owned and run by Chris and Angela Ireland, The Harp is a real pub, with ancient slate floors, oak beams, antique settles and a huge open log fire. A lovely place to visit for good food, good beer, comfortable rooms and friendly service. The cosy bar offers cask-conditioned real ales, local cider and perry, and a wide range of good wines and soft drinks. The menu comprises home-cooked and mainly locally-sourced food and offers simple pub classics like home-cooked ham with free-range eggs and proper chips alongside imaginative modern dishes and of course a traditional roast lunch on Sundays. See the menu. Learn more. Also see The Harp at Old Radnor accommodation.
Beefy Boys – A modern fun and relaxed restaurant with a fantastic outdoor space serving gourmet burgers and bespoke cocktails. Situated in the Heart of Hereford city on The old Market development, The Beefy Boys started off as a group of Herefordian back yard BBQers trying to replicate the best of American Burgers and BBQ using the fantastic local produce that Hereford has to offer. After entering the UKs biggest BBQ competition Grillstock in 2014 the boys were crowned with the title of UK’s best burger. This lead to The Beefy Boys representing Great Britain in The World Burger Championships in Las Vegas where they were crowned 2nd Best Burger team in the world. Since then The Beefy Boys have run a series of sell out pop ups up and down the country as well as opening their first restaurant The Beefy Boys Meat Boutique in their home town of Hereford. The Beefy Boys offer a truly authentic American Dirty Burger experience using the best produce Hereford has to offer with a menu full of creativity and ideas and a bespoke cocktail menu using locally sourced ingredients and spirits.
Sleep In Herefordshire
Much Dewchurch Holiday Cottages is a wonderful place for groups, families or couples looking for a country getaway, Much Dewchurch Cottages at Lowe Farm offer flexibly sized accommodation in the peaceful surroundings of 230-acres of fields, woodland and lakes on a working arable farm. The glorious south east Herefordshire location presents panoramic views of the Black Mountains, far-reaching rural vistas and a taste of real country living, perfect for long rambling walks and romps with the dog (yes they’re dog friendly). The Farmhouse sleeps up to 14 guests and is a spacious holiday property which has been carefully renovated, offering well-appointed accommodation for families, friends and groups for special occasions, with the added benefit of a good sized games room with snooker table and a football table. Lowe Farm Cottage sleeps 8, this can be opened up to make the farm house into a sleeps 22. Adjacent to a courtyard are the four lovely Much Dewchurch cottages sleeping from 2-8 people. Converted from the old Scudamore racing stables, they overlook the beautiful, tranquil village of Much Dewchurch with a cider farm next door and the local 14th century pub only a 5-minutes’ walk. All properties can be booked together to […]
Durstone Farm Holiday Cottages have a range of cottages set in beautiful rolling countryside and just 20 minutes away from the market town and food destination of Ludlow. Couples, families and large groups are welcome as the 4 cottages sleep between 2 and 22 and specialist house parties, large family get togethers and any big get togethers are all taken care of. Large gardens surround the Holiday Cottages and there is a games room, travel cots and high chairs so children of all ages are very welcome. All the cottages have downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms, and The Tack Room is fully accessible, and has a wet room. Dogs welcome. Durstone Cottage Stag and hen groups are welcome at Durstone Cottage which sleeps up to 22. A fantastic rural setting with great views, yet only 10 minutes walk from a village pub it is a favourite with stags and hens wanting to get together and have a party. Little Cowarne Court Little Cowarne Court is a 17 century farmhouse in the small Herefordshire village of Little Cowarne. With 7 double bedrooms, and a triple, this holiday cottage comfortably sleeps 17 and is perfect for family reunions and parties. The Stables This […]
If you’re looking for a secluded hideaway nestling in gorgeous north Herefordshire countryside then Green Lane Carriage is just perfect. Surrounded by beautiful orchards and with spectacular views towards the Black Mountains this vintage railway carriage is both quirky and an absolute delight. It may be harking back to bygone times but it is furnished to an exceptionally high standard and includes lots of lovely home comforts and a wonderful wood-burner to take away the chill of an evening. Great for families the carriage sleeps 4, 2 adults and 2 children and is within easy reach of historic Hereford City, the ‘town of books’ Hay on Wye, arty Kington and the Black and White village trail. A great base too for walking or cycling. Enjoy a warm welcome from owners Clare and Steve who also run the Orgasmic Cider Company, producing traditional Herefordshire cider and perry and who are always happy to show you around and organise tastings. This quiet, peaceful country retreat is the ideal place to come and relax and sample life in the slow lane. Book here.
Marches Makers Festival is an exciting new arts festival is held on the Early Spring Bank Holiday in the Marches border town of Kington from 4-6 May 2019. With over 90 exhibitors in 12 venues the Marches Makers Festival offers a wonderful variety of art and craft. Fast becoming a major art event in the county, the festival offers local artists and makers an opportunity to showcase their work and reach a wider audience. Venues include the beautiful St Mary’s Church, local galleries, Penrhos Court, Hergest Croft Gardens, the Market Hall and the Old Police Station. The Art and Craft Market is on Saturday and Sunday, hosting many stalls and live demonstrations. On Saturday evening PML Productions presents a music event: Belshazzar’s Feast (“A blend of serious musicianship and dedicated subversion” – Living Tradition). The Marches Makers Festival offers a broad spectrum of art and craft, from top quality work by respected professional artists and makers to community endeavours that support social and therapeutic aspects of creativity. As part of this ambition the LOVE Project (a Lexicon of Optimistic Vocabulary Event) makes beautiful hand-painted signs used as part of a Treasure Trail around Kington. This will involve children from local […]
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.
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
Meadow Arts and Hereford Cathedral are working in partnership to commission a new artwork, inspired by the Mappa Mundi, by highly esteemed artist Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), with funding from the Herefordshire’s a Great Place scheme. To launch to launch the new artwork, titled Creatures of the Mappa Mundi, Shonibare, who was awarded a CBE (Commander of The British Empire) in the 2019 New Year Honours List, will give a talk in the cathedral nave on Thursday 24 January. Interviewed by broadcaster and writer Francine Stock, he will discuss the inspiration for this new commission for Meadow Arts, which has been inspired by one of Hereford Cathedral’s treasures, the Mappa Mundi. Displayed next to the Cathedral’s Chained Library, the Hereford Mappa Mundi is the largest medieval world map to survive. One of its most remarkable features is that it is illustrated with strange people and animals, drawn by artists from the exaggerated descriptions of travellers to far off lands. Shonibare has been inspired by the map and its alien creatures to create a new work for Herefordshire, which will be on show from late January to June 2019. Illustrated on the map are various creatures, natural and supernatural, including camels, […]
‘Shadows On The Grass’ Garden Sculpture Exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery in Pembridge. The exhibition opens on Saturday May 4 with drinks from 11am. An ever-changing collection of unique sculptures for your outdoor space in a variety of media including ironwork, carved stone, stone resin, ceramic and stainless steel continues through the year. W: oldchapelgallery.co.uk
Hay Festival Exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery opens on Sunday May 19 2019 until the end of June. Drinks from 11am Featuring stained glass, ceramics, textile art, paintings, sculpture, original prints For more information visit the website oldchapelgallery.co.uk