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.
Gattertop Drinks: artisan, award winning spirits made with organically grown fruits and botanics from Herefordshire orchards and hedgerows. ‘Gemma spent a childhood sampling orchard fruits in their orchards at Gattertop in Herefordshire, which was the inspiration behind creating delicious vodka drinks. Benefitting from an abundance of home-grown produce at the historic family farm of Gattertop, Gemma experimented with various spirits until she found the award-winning recipes. It was a glut of the delicious damsons from the orchards at Gattertop each summer that inspired the creation of the brand. Production increased from litre bottles and demi-johns to full size barrels and moved from the kitchen to a barn on the farm – and the first product – Damson No. 12 vodka liqueur was born. Since then Gemma identified a gap in the botanical vodka market as an alternative to gin. When Damson No 12 was entered into the Great Taste Awards it was immediately awarded two stars in its first year. It has subsequently won multiple awards and is still made to the same recipe in the same careful way. In 2020, Gemma created a new product. Botanic No 7 which tells the same orchard story, and brings a collection of […]
The Tearooms & Cafe at Ludlow Castle offer a delightful rest from browsing the history of this fine medieval castle. Operated by Les Petits Gris you will find a wonderful menu offering delicious bites to tickle your taste buds Open daily 10am-4pm and currently operating on a one-way system. Entry is through the Castle entrance. You will need to queue to enter. To book call 01584 878796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org See also Ludlow Castle
Your Country department store – Oakchurch near Hereford. With over 90 local suppliers, Oakchurch Farm Shop at Staunton-on-Wye is a veritable culinary showcase for a true ‘Taste of Herefordshire’. The family owned and run business is proud to support fellow local farmers, growers and food and drinks producers. You’ll find an awesome food hall with butchery, deli and greengrocer, an amazing garden and plant centre, fashion, handbags, jewellery & watches, homeware, toys, gifts, a popular restaurant, homeware, cookshop and even cleaning materials. Oakchurch Farm Shop really does have everything you need all under one roof for a great day out. The Oakchurch farm supplies the butchery with their own melt-in-the-mouth award winning beef and a selection of soft fruit and vegetables and the cooks in the Oakchurch kitchens lovingly hand-make delicious ready-made meals, award winning pies, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, roulades, treacle tarts, yummy cakes and more. It’s no wonder the food hall at Oakchurch Farm Shop is fondly know by the locals as the ‘Harrods of Herefordshire.’ Of course, its the strawberries that Oakchurch Farm Shop is most famous for. That’s how it all started, and they’ve been growing them on the farm since 1970! Don’t forget to try […]
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 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. There are five comfortable guest bedrooms, two are doubles, two have a double and a single bed so can be doubles, twins or family rooms, one has a double and two single beds. Four of the rooms have views of the surrounding hills and one has a view out over the garden to the sheep grazing on the hillside beyond. All have small flatscreen TVs with Freeview channels and access to free wifi. Packed lunches for walkers and riders are available on request. Well-behaved dogs welcome in the bar and in the rooms (but not on the furniture) subject to a small charge of £10 per dog per stay to cover additional cleaning costs. Bowls, towels and treats are available and there are some lovely walks for you to take with your dog. Also see The Harp Restaurant […]
Oaker Wood Glamping Specialises in group Glamping for between 12 and 120 people, including School Residential Trips, Stag and Hen weekends, rugby and other sports tours, and family reunions and parties. There are two entirely separate Glamping Villages and offer all group bookings exclusivity in one of the Villages. Each village has its own facilities, covered dining area, cooking facilities, fire circle and Barbecue Hut. Accommodation is in wooden pods sleeping between 4 and 8. Pods have electric lights and heaters for the colder months. At the heart of each Glamping Village is a covered dining area. Your stay can be on either a catered or self catered basis, with all utensils and cooking equipment provided. Each Glamping Village has a Scandinavian style barbecue hut where groups may enjoy a barbecue whatever the British weather brings us. The seated fire circle, overlooking the sun setting over the Welsh mountains, is where groups congregate at the end of each day. Each village has hot showers and toilets. Peace is of the essence as mobile signal is limited – so you can truly get away from it all. Bookings at the Glamping Villages is for groups only – min 12 people – and […]
A unique and idyllic glamping experience from May to October – enjoy the authentic yurt, traditional shepherd’s hut & cosy cabin. Off-grid, this is a great way to get back to nature. Perfect for families groups or friends get together. Sleeps up to 8. Enjoy the whole glamping field all to yourselves. The glamping is set in the most peaceful location in a secluded riverside setting. Drift to sleep as the river babbles and wake to the sound of birdsong. You are surrounded by green fields of farmland and views up to The Black Mountains. It boasts incredible sunsets. Gather around the fire-pit with log seating (which you can make a brew or cook from) by the river. There are fun swings by the old oak tree. Opportunity to meet the farm animals, and purchase farm produced apple juice & cider. Enjoy the many amazing walks which are on your doorstep. An eco loo is on the site. A smart shower room & loo, and large kitchen area with oven & electric points is in the barn 100m from the glamping field. ~The authentic yurt (sleeps 2-4), one double bed & two single beds. This is a very large yurt […]
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.
Work Here is Hereford’s first hotdesking and coworking space, right in the centre of High Town, designed especially for freelancers and small companies who want to work in a shared office environment. Affordable hot desks, fixed desks, private offices, therapy space and meeting rooms. Not to mention up to 1Gb superfast broadband, free tea and coffee, a supportive community and a brilliant location in the centre of Hereford above Coffee#1 4-5 High Town Hereford.
Stockton Bury Gardens is a renowned plantsman’s garden with over four acres to enjoy. The gardens are the heart of a working farm that has been looked after by the same family for five generations. Current owner Raymond Treasure and his partner Gordon Fen have created the garden over the last 40 years and the result is delights at every turn. You will be amazed by the variety of plants and the artistic touches throughout. The four acres is split into separate garden offering formal and informal design. Stand under the largest Monkey Puzzle tree in the county, watch the bees coming and going from the hives or sit and take in the view from the Secret Garden. Features not to be missed are the medieval dovecote, spring auricula theatre, the museum of traditional gardening tools, plants sales and the grotto. Stockton Bury offers a relaxed atmosphere and experts are on hand to answer your gardening questions. The garden features regularly in national gardening magazine as garden writer Tamsin Westhorpe is a member of the team and family. For events at her garden school and in the garden visit www.stocktonbury.co.uk Open from the first Wednesday in April until the end […]
PLEASE READ THE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL TRUST: nationaltrust.org.uk/press-release/the-national-trusts-latest-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19 Escape to the spectacular Weir Garden riverside and be absorbed by natural beauty. Bordered by the River Wye, The Weir Garden sits within unspoilt Herefordshire countryside and has many historical secrets to uncover. For centuries this site has been used as a pleasure ground for fishing, boating and swimming. It is managed in a natural way to create a varied habitat for wildlife. In spring see carpets of bulbs littered between ancient trees, in summer enjoy a picnic by the river to watch the wildlife and in autumn visit the walled garden bursting with seasonal produce. Visit the garden any time of year to find out why this location has appealed to so many and enjoy exploring this tranquil haven. Please note: only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens, all other dogs can be exercised in the car park picnic area. For more information about opening times, admission prices and what’s on, visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-weir-garden
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.
Barton Court, near Colwall are planning three days of fun dancing, painting, crafting and forest skills in their beautiful grounds. Groups will be arranged by Key Stages. Children can attend with their siblings if liked and special prices are available. The cost is £20 per day or book all 3 for £50. Siblings day package is £32 and Sibling package for all 3 days is £80. Book here. Barton Court is a magnificent Georgian country house and outbuildings on the western slopes of the Malvern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to the Herefordshire & Worcestershire border. Available for exclusive weekend hire, filming, locations, weddings, artisan workshops, comprehensive business activities and corporate events. W: bartoncourtonline.co.uk
Swan Brewery are all ready and good to go for their next Tasting Day on Friday 16 April. Back by popular demand Mother Earth Pizza will also be doing their fabulous thing! At Swan Brewery Tasting Days, on the Enterprise Park in Leominster, there’s a drink on the house for all visitors, brewing to watch, the shop to browse and a dart board for practice. Be among the first people to taste a new seasonal beer, alongside other ales from the Swan Brewery. Jimmy Swan is known for his creativity in developing new beers all crafted using only the 4 ingredients of water, malt, hops and yeast. Leominster’s Swan Brewery was set up in 2015 by Jimmy Swan, a brewer of over 25 years’ experience, with the aim to brew classic beer styles exceptionally well. The brewery is 10 barrels in size, a microbrewery, which means each batch is 2,880 pints of expertly brewed ale. Raw materials are chosen with care: about 85% of the hops used are grown in Herefordshire or Worcestershire; the brewing grain is grown in the east of England; a unique strain of yeast is used which is propagated and harvested each time. T: 01568 617709 […]
e-Sports Hereford Rocket League Tournament is running from 17 April 2021 Groups will consist of 3 teams with 3 players per team, and are being held on the following dates and times: 17th April 2021 starting at 13:00 17th April 2021 starting at 17:00 18th April 2021 starting at 13:00 18th April 2021 starting at 17:00 24th April 2021 starting at 13:00 24th April 2021 starting at 17:00 Finals – 25th April 2021 starting at 13:00 If you are looking for a team mate or two…join e-Sports Hereford on Discord to get involved in the chat and find that ideal team player (https://discord.gg/YZ7Cqb7VQm) Entry for this event is £5.00 per player (£15.00 per team) Tournament prizes: 1ST PLACE TEAM = £200 2ND PLACE TEAM = £100 Register here!
Spring Festival of Stories & Songs by Arts Alive & Flicks in the Sticks Over 2 days on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April, Arts Alive presents a Spring Festival of stories and songs – featuring artists from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Friday Night: English Folk duo Whalebone is joined by poet Jean Atkin to perform Understories, a brush with the new folklore of Shropshire. Oli Wilson-Dickson – Dylan and Oli are two leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion – the traditional music of Wales. From stirring songs to driving jigs – they communicate their music with relaxed humour and genuine affection that is truly infectious. Saturday Lunchtime: 1.00 – 2.30 Join local storytellers as they tell tales over lunch. Amy Douglas- Award-winning author and storyteller, Amy Douglas tells traditional tales from Shropshire and Scotland. Helen East and Rick Wilson – tell traditional stories drawn from first-hand experience of places they have worked in and visited worldwide. Saturday evening: Wendy Weatherby and Sandy Breichin – Wendy Weatherby (Vocals, Cello) and Sandy Brechin (Accordion) are two of Scotland’s most versatile and popular musicians, playing a mixture of traditional and original material. Michelle Burke and […]