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.
UPDATE: The Green Dragon will be re-opening on Saturday 1st August. The re-opening of the hotel will see the team at the Green Dragon Hotel welcome guests to their safe and spacious areas, including The Hereford, Garrick Lounge, Offa Bar, Orange Bar, and bedrooms, for those who are staying. They are committed to ensuring the hotel continues to be a safe place to work, visit and stay in, and can assure you that the health, safety, and wellbeing of all of their employees, guests, and third-party visitors is, as always, their utmost priority. You can find out more about their Covid-19 safety measures over on our website. In order to ensure the safety of their team and guests, each outlet will have a limited capacity so reserving a table in The Hereford and The Offa Bar is recommended. The Offa Bar is the go-to nightspot in Hereford town, but soon to be is their famous Ballroom. Book your table now to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails in a safe and ambient setting. Head to their website to find further information on reopening, including opening times and how to book your table. Iconic hotel in City centre location With a full refurbishment underway […]
UPDATE: Online orders and deliveries only. Wye Valley Brewery is situated in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside Located between Hereford and Bromyard the Wye Valley Brewery; a family business that takes great pride in brewing the best cask and bottle conditioned beer possible. The on-site brewery shop in Stoke Lacy offers a wide array of bottled ales, gift packs, branded merchandise and clothing, as well as locally produced artisan chutneys, rapeseed oils and hand-made hop jewellery. Opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and on Saturdays during December in the run up to Christmas. If you’re keen to know a little more about how their beers are brewed, you can book on to one of the quarterly brewery tours. The tours take you through the whole brewing process in the award-winning, energy-efficient brewhouse, followed by a tutored ‘sampling’ session in the brewery bar. For brewery tour dates visit www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk, call the brewery on 01885 490 505, or email email@example.com. As well as visiting the brewery, you might also like to visit a Wye Valley Brewery pub, all of which offer a friendly welcome and the full range of delicious cask conditioned Wye Valley Brewery ales including the infamous Butty […]
UPDATE: Our shopping village is opening its doors back up today, 12 weeks after lock down was announced. We are looking forward to seeing you all! New Opening Times: Tuesday- Saturday 10am- 5pm Sunday 11am – 3pm Monday CLOSED To keep our customers and staff safe, we will be adhering to Government guidelines at all times! Please follow the signs & staff instructions whilst on site PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately our restaurant will remain closed until Government guidelines permit us to re-open A vast amazing and unique collection of independent shops The Hop Pocket shopping village offers a welcome change to characterless out-of-town locations and an alternative to the High Street. Set on a large site at the base of Fromes Hill on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, it is a real year-round destination where you will always find a huge range of great gifts and cards, clothing and footwear, art, craft, toys, garden centre, home-ware, furniture, antiques, food and drink, and lots more. The extensive restaurant and tearooms offers delicious homemade cakes, lunches and afternoon teas, while the large childrens’ outdoor play area makes it a destination for all the family. The perfect venue for meeting friends, a family day out or simply […]
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 …
The Bowens is a 17th century farmhouse set in an acre of gardens in the Herefordshire village of Fownhope. Bowens offer a variety of en-suite rooms, catering for single travellers, couples and families. All rooms have private bathrooms with bath and/or shower, TV, hairdryer, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities. There is local artists Mark Jenkins work displayed in all rooms to admire or purchase to take home if wished. The ground-floor courtyard rooms have independent access and allow direct access to your car. Some rooms are accessible to those with mobility issues. Outside, the gardens are laid mainly to lawn with seating areas provided for guests to relax with a book or drink. All rates include full English breakfast made from locally produced bacon, eggs and award winning sausages. A variety of cereals and fruit juice (including fresh apple juice from our own apples) are included and special dietary needs can usually be accommodated with prior notice. Fownhope, located approximately 20 minutes from Hereford, Ledbury and Ross on Wye is ideally situated for exploring the Herefordshire countryside and is a popular overnight stop for walkers on the Wye Valley Way or cyclists doing Lands End to John O’Groats route. We […]
Charades is situated in a quiet conservation area in the City of Hereford, and is an elegant gentleman’s villa. Steve and Helen at Charades offer the very best setting for superior accommodation in the most glorious of location, where you will find a warm welcome, an inviting atmosphere and comfortable surroundings. Perfectly placed, just ten minutes walk from the centre of the City of Hereford, Charades is an excellent base to explore Herefordshire and the surrounding area. The house was built in 1877 and sits in large gardens which guests can enjoy. It has retained many of its original Victorian features, such as fireplaces, high ceilings and coving. Charades is in a quiet conservation area, close to a lovely park, with a large, well lit private car park within the grounds of the house. All six bedrooms have en-suite with power showers and are spacious and light, with some giving spectacular views over the city, the Cathedral and the Black Mountains beyond. All rooms are dressed in period future and beds are made up in top quality Egyptian cotton bedding and come with colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and hospitality tray. Wi-Fi access is complementary during […]
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.
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.
Creative Breaks is a not-for-profit association of artists and crafts people. Set up in 2000, Creative Breaks aims to promote courses run by skilled craftspeople in and around Herefordshire. Our courses are wide-ranging in discipline, from glass work to quilting and each maker has been selected for their quality of work and professional approach to their workshops. Below is a list of members and links to their websites: Lucy Brodie www.huntlandsfarm.co.uk/upholstery Jenny Pearce www.jennypearce.co.uk Rowan McOnegal www.rowanmconegal.co.uk also www.hedgerowmedicine.org Bill Robson www.williamrobsonglass.co.uk Jane Meredith www.plantdyedwool.co.uk Nicola Hopwood www.nicolahopwood.co.uk Jenni Stuart-Anderson www.jenniragrugs.wordpress.com Pearl Taylor www.herefordshireholidays.co.uk Ginn Downes www.ginnscreativeworkshops.co.uk Tricia Jones www.classicalmosaic.co.uk Jacqueline Seymour www.bee-spokequilts.com James Wood www.buildersyardwellbeing.co.uk Marianne Ryan artwithmarianne.co.uk Lottie O’Leary www.lottieolearystonecarver.co.uk Art with Marianne Gift Voucher for one of Marianne’s one-day courses. Value: £62. Can be used for any courses taking place during 2019. Purchase directly from Marianne: firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the website. All members are keen to impart their knowledge and skill so you can leave with a sense of achievement and newfound enthusiasm for your craft. It is also the aim of the group that you will have new stories to tell, new skills to share and depart richer for the experience. As Herefordshire is known for its farming produce and rural […]
UPDATE: Queenswood Arboretum and Woodlands are open for visits to walk in, please note that the Visitor Centre remains closed, although the playground is now open. Queenswood cafe is open everyday, offering takeaway drinks and snacks and there are now portaloos on site. Please check updates here. Herefordshire Wildlife Trust works across the county, looking after its wonderful landscapes and wildlife – and inspiring others to do the same! The trust manage 59 nature reserves which range from the tiny – perfect pockets of meadow and woodland – to the expansive, such as the popular Queenswood Country Park. Touring the nature reserves is a fantastic way to discover the heart of Herefordshire as the trust conserve some of the best examples of the county’s orchards, meadows, riversides, woodland and lakes. Undertaking projects across Herefordshire with partner organisations, landowners and local communities to ensure maintainance of Living Landscapes where wildlife and people can thrive. Most recently work includes restoring a network of ponds across Bromyard Downs, Bringsty Common and National Trust Brockhampton estate as part of the Pooling Together project while along the Lower Lugg Valley, the trust have protected the river banks to improve the water quality and wildlife habitat for the […]
Dunfield House – How good the world can be Set high on a hill, standing in 15 acres of gardens and parkland, this beautiful activity centre in an ideal rural location, that allows your group to meet together as a community. Dunfield offers excellent facilities for youth, schools education and family groups to meet together and run their own programmes. They offer a fully catered service for 25 – 90 and self catering for up to 25 people in their Stables accommodation. The House: Fully catered bunk style accommodation for up to 70 guests Home cooked meals are wholesome and plentiful using local produce where possible Set in 15 acres of lawned terraces, woodlands and streams Plenty of outdoor areas for football, volleyball and team games and make believe play – there is even the chance to build a dam Campfire sites Games room Indoor heated pool Suitable for schools, family gatherings, church groups You may have a clear programme you want to follow, alternatively, if you have never run an activity before, centre managers Sue and Paul are happy to discuss programme options both based onsite or in the local area, with you to assist you through the booking […]
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.
Ledbury Poetry Festival Online! Ledbury Poetry Festival will happen online this year, on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July, with a special The Verb preview, on Friday 3 July, on BBC Radio 3 hosted by Ian McMillan. The Festival events will all happen on Zoom and are an opportunity for anyone who has enjoyed Ledbury Poetry Festival to gather together and hopefully lots of first-timers as well! Ledbury Poetry Festival Online is not a version of the Festival that would have happened. Instead it is a small and specially curated selection of events that reflect our current times and speak to what is happening in the world now, from Covid-19, to Lockdown, to Black Lives Matter. This Festival Online explores the many ways that poetry matters in these times, as a creative expression, offering an opportunity for reflection, insight, solace and inspiration, sparking conversation and speaking to culture and politics in the present moment. All the events are FREE. Ledbury Poetry Festival is pleased to offer all events free of charge in the spirit of fellowship with poets, poetry and the poetry community in these challenging times, so that income is no barrier to joining these vital happenings. However donations […]
CANCELLED Discworld® & Beyond is a touring exhibition from St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery which will be held at Hereford Museum, featuring the book jacket art and illustrations of Paul Kidby, one of the UK’s leading fantasy illustrators. He is best known as the ‘artist of choice’ of best-selling author Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series. For related events, see our Family Events page, website and Facebook pages. Hereford Museum is full of interesting local history with hands-on elements for all the family including a children’s Victorian kitchen and puppet theatre. The Art Gallery hosts regularly changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic art and objects. Website
CANCELLED A day of high-flying family fun whether you’re just watching or actually joining in the this amazing spectacle. From the whacky to the traditional, let’s go fly a kite at Berrington Hall; the skies above their beautiful grounds become awash with the colour and shapes of beautiful kites. It’s a laid-back friendly festival showcasing some of the best sport and single line kites. It’s for kite enthusiasts and for the public to come along and watch – and to bring along a kite and join in. The festival is at Berrington Hall on the lawns leading down to the lake. PUBLIC ACCESS: Members of the public are welcome to come along, watch or fly a kite. The site is on National Trust property, so there is an admission charge, which also includes the Hall and Gardens which are well worth a visit. For further information on taking part and spectating please see the website www.kitefestival.org.uk Learn more about Leominster
As part of the National Celebration of Archaeology join Hereford Museum on a fascinating archaeological guided walk around the City of Hereford with archaeologist Tim Hoverd. The walk will be followed by refreshments in the Museum Resource & Learning Centre. Meet at the Cathedral West end at 10am. To book a place call: 01432 383383 or email email@example.com W: herefordshire.gov.uk/museums