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.
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’ […]
Convivial casual dining with designs on top The perfect combination of fine food and unique shopping finds under one roof tucked away in picturesque peacefulness The Restaurant Easy to miss in its courtyard, but well worth seeking out, The Malthouse has become a firm destination on Ledbury’s foodie map with locals and visitors alike. With a long reputation for quality dining, the original husband and wife team Jim and Tracy reclaimed it in 2017 to resurrect a varied menu packed with flavour and ingredients for diners looking for something a little different. Think sandwiches from regional produce and artisan breads, rich chowders instead of soup, an evening menu with a European influence and you’ll know this is far from basic fayre. Bare wood furniture and the café style atmosphere makes this a relaxed venue for daily breakfast, lunch and evening suppers or the a cosy coffee and delicious cake stop mid morning and afternoon. Dine al fresco in the pretty courtyard knowing you have a secret spot in the very heart of this bustling market town. The Gallery Upstairs above the restaurant you’ll find the business’s accompanying gallery. Rustic chic home and garden pieces, fun ornaments, gorgeous gifts and humorous […]
The Riverside Inn’s pretty black and white premises has it all Set in the picturesque village of Aymestrey, near the Herefordshire/Shropshire border, The Riverside Inn has an award-winning restaurant, wonderful walks, a nature-lovers haven and well-appointed rooms. Food at The Riverside is made and cooked freshly on site; from the garden honey, oat and yogurt soda bread to the delectable lemon verbena ice cream. Sustainability and ethical sourcing is important to us for mussels and sea fish. Always scoring well regarding food miles for British produce and Fair Trade sources for imports. The kitchen garden is an important ingredient in the creation of menus and Andy and his team prepare the ground, sow and reap the seasonal vegetables and fruits. There are designated “dog tables” in the bar should you wish to take your four-legged friend to dine with you. The river and its banks are full of wildlife; dragonflies, dippers, otters, kingfishers, brown trout and grayling all live here. Fly fishing is available for guests on a 1½ mile beat upstream from the Inn. Also see Accommodation at The Riverside Inn
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 …
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 […]
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 Bar & Bistro Visitors are spoilt for choice at Castle House with the award-winning Castle Restaurant overlooking the old Hereford Castle moat, and the more informal Bar and Bistro. It’s the best dining in Hereford! […]
The Hayloft Studio at Wall End Farm near Leominster has been created for 2 people with comfort in mind, space to enjoy peace and privacy in stylishly decorated surroundings with beautiful Edward Bulmer natural paints colours. On arrival you will see a courtyard, with steps leading up to The Hayloft Studio on the left hand side. The dedicated terrace is next to the steps with chairs and table and mood lighting for evening drinks or supper. The stairs have automatic lighting for easy and safe access to the property. The lobby is useful for hanging coats and has plenty of space for outdoor shoes. The fabulous L-shaped kitchen space (with everything you need to cook & eat) leads into the sitting area with WiFi & Smart TV. From the bedroom you enjoy garden views, the super-king bed is made up with gorgeous white linen and the ensuite bathroom with large walk-in shower is supplied with soft fluffy towels. The outdoor space is for your own private use with plenty of parking and a tennis court is also available. Fishing is also available at an extra cost. Wall End Farm offers beautifully designed holiday accommodation for rural breaks in a stunning […]
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.
The Shop @ Coo Corner brings you a wonderful shopping experience – something for all – an emporium of delights! Set in the heart of beautiful Fownhope, the vibrant & welcoming setting offers a diverse & unique range of affordable gifts for all, inspiring homewares, clothes, jewellery, books, toys, preloved items, re-fillable ranges & re-imagined goods. Championing UK design & innovation with a passion for supporting local makers, designers & creatives. The shop @ Coo Corner offers a window to display & show off their creativity, including, yoga mats, gift cards, music, jewellery, local photography & items made from a range of mediums including Cork, willow, glass, wood, textiles, & more. With a friendly & personal service, you will solve that “tricky” gift problem for a loved one in your life. Drawing on 25 years of experience we offer a design service to help you create that personalised engraved gift, whether it be for a Wedding, Christening, Anniversary or Birthday! Or to make your home feel even more homely, this boutique shop is brimming full of ideas to help you find that winning present. Check out the up-cycled sustainable product ranges, offering alternatives to plastic, we also stock a range […]
Hop Pocket Shopping Village is 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 shops and great gifts. it is the perfect venue for meeting friends, a family day out or simply an indulgent day-trip, ample onsite parking makes this an easily accessible location for a full day out and a most enjoyable way to take home something different. First started as a small shop in 1988, the gift shop is now twenty times its original size. An ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ or ‘Little Harrods’ with a large range of items, from handmade crafts to gifts of all sizes and value. You can even buy your very own Hop Garland or have one delivered! The Food Hall stocks fine and wonderful things to eat and drink, with a focus on amazing local suppliers including free range eggs, meat, chocolate, fudge, crisps and ice cream complementing the local preserves, beer, cider, wines, […]
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.
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.
Round the year from Stonewall Hill. A journey in time and space’ by painters Mary Rennell and Richard Gilbert and photographer Brian Griffiths and displayed at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford. Featuring ‘Round the Year from Stonewall Hill’ (also known as ‘Four Seasons on the Welsh Border’) by Mary Rennell (1901 to 1981). 12 drawings in Chinese ink on rice paper (each 153 x 69 cm). Created over a year from November 1967 to October 1968 from the back seat of her Mini. Exhibited in 1970 at the National Library of Wales/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, Aberystwyth, which then purchased the 12 panels. Now after 50 years they have emerged from storage to make their long overdue debut in the county of their creation. Lady Rennell lived at Rodd Court near Presteigne and loved depicting the Welsh March – its trees, landscape and old settlements. In these 12 panels, her magnum opus, she merges the techniques and potency of Chinese painting with her beloved borderland as subject. She took inspiration for the project from seeing her friend Sidney Nolan’s large 9 panel series ‘River Bend’ which relates episodes of the Ned Kelly tales set on the banks of an imagined […]
Old Chapel Summer Exhibition 2021 encompasses a unique collection of hand picked, desirable, contemporary British fine art and craft including stained glass, acrylics, watercolours, linocuts, ceramic sculpture, painted wood, carved and painted wood reliefs. Each piece designed to bring joy, we hope we strike a heartening mood of optimism as we gradually start moving about again. Sweet Summertime Exhibition 2021 opens on Saturday July 10 Featuring new work by: Frans Wesselman – stained glass, original paintings and etchings Linda Edwards – original watercolours with gold leaf Jemima Jameson painted wood Martin Truefitt-Baker linocuts and paintings Alison Vincent hand blown glass Barry Williams stainless steel sculpture Rosemarie Barr, ceramics Helen Martino ceramic sculpture All available to view and purchase online. Gallery open Wednesday to Sunday. W: oldchapelgallery.co.uk
The 2021 Three Choirs Festival will take place in 2021 in Worcester: the dates are 24th – 31st July 2021. The week long three choirs festival rotates each year between Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester. 2021 is Worcesters turn. It is the oldest non competitive classical music event in the world at over 300 years! There will be daily Choral Evensong by choirs from the three cathedrals, evening concerts featuring the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra and a packed schedule of daytime events with a large community programme in each city. Take a look at this years festival programme here Box Office number 01452 768928 TICKET PRICES WILL VARY, SEE THE WEBSITE www.3choirs.org
A trip to the Waterworks Museum on a Tuesday is a different experience for visitors. Whilst only a few of the Museum’s exbibits will be in operation, this is the Engineers’ Working Day when visitors can see the collection being maintained and our Volunteers have more time to engage with visitors and share their passion. There are stewards available to take visitors around the Museum (please ask at reception on arrival), but most visitors seem to prefer to self navigate and talk to the Volunteers at their own pace. During term time, visitors are also likely see a class of school children in our Visitor Centre benefitting from our free education service. A Tuesday is also a good time for visitors who prefer to avoid the loud noises of working machinery. Please note: Only powered pumps and engines are in operation a Tuesday (I.e. not the historic steam, hot-air, oil or gas engines and pumps). Children’s Heritage Water Park is only open between April and October. The Waterworks Museum – Hereford is one of Herefordshire’s leading visitor attractions with something for all ages. Children enjoy using hands on exhibits, including in the unique Heritage Water Park, and the museum has […]